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Chicago Beer Society Brewpub Shootout 2011

This past Saturday, we attended the Lucky 13th edition of one of our favorite events:  The Chicago Beer Society’s Annual Brewpub Shootout. It was a wonderful event as always, attended by 300 beer aficionados from all over the USA.  We had a blast with the people at our table, including a couple guys who were [...]

Cheap Date – 7 February 2010 – Chicago Beer Society

Welcome back to the Cheap Date Show! This time around we’re visiting with some officers of the Chicago Beer Society, and we talk about this year’s Twelfth Annual Chicagoland Brewpub Shootout, one of our favorite events of the year. Keep that feedback coming! Write us at  You can also follow us on Twitter where [...]

Cheap Date – 16 February 2008 – “Carefrees” Five Bucks Apiece

We talk about our fun evening with Jen and Alan from the Dinkycast and the famous Barely. We went to The Lamplighter Inn in Palatine, followed by a visit to Durty Nellie’s where we saw Given 2 Fly, a great Pearl Jam tribute band. We also hear from Listener Chris with his guest review, and [...]

Cheap Date – 2 February 2008 – A Mardi Gras Spectacular

Laissez les bontemps roulez, as they say in New Orleans this time of year! Join us for a delicious Louisiana-style dinner at Gumbo a Go-Go in Palatine, Illinois, and get really hungry just by listening… We also provide a biscuits’n’gravy update, a recap of the Chicago Beer Society’s Brewpub Shootout 2008, some local restaurant news, [...]

Cheap Date – 24 November 2007 – I’ll Have a Gumballhead, Please

Welcome to another action-packed episode of the Cheap Date show! This week we review ToPa Tavern and Grill in Elk Grove Village, where Joe enjoyed a Gumballhead American Pale Wheat Ale and Lisa had the famous 312 Urban Wheat Ale. And we haven’t even started on the food yet. Listen to the show for complete [...]

Cheap Date – 1 September 2007 – A Spicy Summer’s End

We couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up the summer than with barbecue and ice cream. Could you? Our first stop is at The Texan Barbecue in Algonquin, followed by a trip further west to The Huntley Dairy Mart. Needless to say, we weren’t very hungry by the time we were through with [...]

Cheap Date – 18 August 2007 – A Cake of 1000 Leaves

A word of caution: this week’s Cheap Date is not at all cheap. We received a very generous wedding gift from a friend of ours, which led us to an incredible meal at Chicago’s Les Nomades. We can’t say enough wonderful things about this experience, so you’ll have to listen to the show for all [...]