A new Chicago brewery was born this week, and the proud parent is SlapShot Brewing Company. Mikerphone Brewing, headed up by Mike Pallen (also the new head brewer at SlapShot starting this month), begins production this week in SlapShot's current space in South Lawndale. SlapShot (3223 S. Kolin Ave.) acquired the space adjacent to its current home and has plans to expand production and open a taproom and beer garden sometime this year, said Steve Miller, co-founder of SlapShot.
The football fan dreamland that is NFL Draft Town kicks off festival season this week, with Graham Elliot ("MasterChef," Graham Elliot Bistro) serving as culinary curator. Elliot, who also curates Chow Town at Lollapalooza, hand-picked the local lineup of the Billy Goat Tavern, Black Dog Gelato, Puffs of Doom, Chubby Wieners, County Barbeque, Dia De Los Tamales, Feast, Wow Bao and Franco's Ristorante.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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