Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bangers & Lace + Une Annee Brewery: Round Two

For everyone who has been so patiently waiting for our next collaboration with Une Annee, your time is now! We brewed a really spectacular Belgian Wit-style beer for all of your summer drinking needs because let’s get real, there is nothing like a crisp, refreshing Wit on those muggy summer nights. This batch is most sessionable, with the moderate abv you need to make this truly all-day- and-all-night drinkable.  So you can imbibe to your heart's content and then be reasonably sure to make it out of here on your own two feet.

We took the classic wit recipe to the next level by introducing cascara (cherry coffee leaves) into the blend, which gives each taste a tobacco-ish spice to balance this summer crusher. So you can keep on with the pilsners and sours for a few more days, but take heart, because we’ll have your new favorite beer pouring by the end of the month.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Chef Adam Wendt on 'Chowmasters'

We’re constantly saying ‘wow’ after bites of Chef Adam Wendt’s menu items. Really, he’s asked us to stop. So we can’t help but share this throwback video to the time Adam appeared on the Travel Channel’s “Chowmasters” show and put all the other Chicago dogs to shame with his Venison Sausage dog.
Some choice quotes: 

“Is that a ‘wow’ I’m hearing in there.” “The venison sausage is amazing. Great texture, a little bit of light smokiness, gaminess, the fruit ... a little chutney is just happening for me. It definitely took me there.” “It’s heat and sweet and I love that, man.” “An elevated comfort food I found to be delicious”

Want to try this at home? Go right ahead. Want to skip the work and the dishes? We serve the Venison Sausage dog each and every day here at Bangers & Lace.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer Drinking: Cocktails, Anyone?

You’re probably sick of your wintertime cocktail at this point, and sunny days have you searching for a new favorite. We got you. Our Summer Cocktail menu is ready for you to take it for a spin. So if you didn’t have any plans for the weekend, now you do:

Turkish Prison - Death’s Door Vodka, curry spice, pineapple, lime
Fishin’ With Deaner - Leblon Cachaca, Giffard Pamplemousse, lime, grapefruit
Who You Calling Hipster - Rittenhouse Rye, Malort, Averna, lemon bitters
The Montiel Guey - Herradurra Anejo Tequila + Sangrita
Creepy Uncle Nate - Letherbee Gin, strawberry-sage compote, lemon
Barrel Aged Louisville - J.W. Dant Bonded Bourbon, Lillet Rouge, Lillet Blanc

*All cocktails have been patio-tested, and patio-approved.