I was rather surprised walking into this neighborhood restaurant that the wait was going to be about an hour on a Tuesday night, but after just one sip of the local brew I completely understood the allure of this spot. The chef designed the menu with lots of flavorful American classics and there is something for everyone here.
We ordered the tilapia tacos which were topped with a delicious housemade salsa verde and the porkchop was perfection. The burger is out also of this world.
It’s hard to choose from the rich list of craft brews, but one option that I suggest would be to try the beer flight so that you can taste their variety of weekly specials. You can tell the brewery prides itself on the freshness of their beer’s ingredients, because you can stop into DryHop to pick up a 64oz. growler or 32oz. can of your favorite brew right from the source. They are also very reasonably priced!
The staff is so welcoming and friendly. The scene is definitely younger and there is surely something on the menu for everyone. You can view the brewery as you dine and it's such a great atmosphere because you know you are drinking a fresh brew from a one of a kind restaurant and brewery.
I can't imagine not heading to Dryhop at least once a month and would highly recommend this spot for smaller groups and couples!
I am a true believer in the phrase “everything happens for a reason.” Everyone is bound to experience a moment in time where you are instantly forced to see your life in a completely new light. At the drop of a hat, you must accept upon hearing shocking news that everything is going to be okay. This instant emotion one feels after hearing about a loss, an accident, or losing your job position can be described as a sort of out of body feeling where just 2 seconds go by and it feels like an eternity.
This moment occurred for me about 2 months ago when I got the sudden call from the HR department at my former agency. After shedding one solid tear, I took a deep breath and was ready to start planning how I would make a quick transition back to Chicago ASAP.
Moving requires more planning than you can imagine and it is a job in and of itself to move yourself in and out of an apartment. After having handled a move on my own from Chicago to NY after graduation, I had an idea of everything that needed to be arranged, although it was still a learning process and Brooklyn definitely has its’ inconveniences. One thing I learned is that you have to be patient and not expect that every service is going to be a seamless procedure. You will have to spend an entire day in your apartment waiting for the Com-Ed guy.
No matter where you are moving to and from here are some great tips to make the process a lot smoother for you whether you are on your own throughout the process, or you have the help of your spouse or roommates.
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest excuses to party hard in Chicago. Every young adult prepares themselves for a weekend of heavy drinking while parading around the city with a “green liquor coat” on for warmer, but not quite warm enough temperatures. With the dying of the river green, and the Irish parade, Chicago has to be the best cities outside of the homeland to celebrate St. Pattie’s.
When trying to come up with a treat to share for the holiday, I cleaned out my refrigerator of basic baking supplies to prepare some simple sugar cookies with a festive flair.
One thing you can learn about making sugar cookies is that depending on your oven the baking times will vary based on the heat your oven gives off. It is very important to keep an eye on your cookies as they bake. I almost felt like they were going to be under cooked, but as soon as you start to see a speck of brown on the outer edges of the cookies they are ready to be pulled out of the oven.
Martha’s recipe uses a little bit of lemon zest, which I did without but I am sure it would add a little flair to these addictive cookies. Here is the link to the recipe:
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