Chef Nicole Asali also owns new business Health Koncious, 730 NE 42nd St.
These women overcome obstacles and help each other succeed in what is often a male-dominated industry.
“With the perfect mix of some of my recipes and the Speakeasy, it is a delicious combination,” he said.
Local bartenders turn to fresher flavors as spring appears and we say goodbye to winter.
“Some of the more fruity beers work well with lighter flavors, while the darker beers, which are heavier, go with a heavy cookie,” he said.
Participating restaurants include chef Back Door Barbecue, Big Truck Tacos, Pizzeria Gusto, Gages Steakhouse, Republic Gastropub and The Drake Seafood and Oysterette.
Oak & Ore is also using the opportunity to debut new menu items.
“No, you can’t touch my beard,” said bartender Lance Hall of Club One15, 115 E. Sheridan Ave.
“The only way to explain it is to drink it,” he explained to two nearby friends who were drinking Lunchboxes for the first time.
What do you call a dive bar that isn’t a dive bar? Co-owner Scott Pepper just calls it Lost Highway.