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District Brew Yards Wants To Be a New Kind of Beer Hall

When I first heard about District Brew Yards I was skeptical. A three-brewery-in-one, pour-your-own brewpub led by Burnt City Brewing — which just pulled up the stakes in Lincoln Park after two decades — did not sound like something that would work. But District Brew Yards is far from the awkward creation I assumed it would be, and works surprisingly well with room to grow.


New Space, No Problem: Entente is Exceptional

Entente is one of a rare breed of restaurants in Chicago. It knows exactly what it is, what it wants to be, and how it wants to get there. The restaurant already has one Michelin star for its efforts. Do not be surprised if it earns another sooner rather than later.


Baseball and the American Soul

Wrapped up in baseball are the humanizing elements of American life: family, community, neighborly associations, and the leisurely enjoyment of completely useless beauty. If there are temptations particular to this country, they involve forgetting the virtues and transcendent values that give baseball its great meaning.