CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With a booming cocktail scene, an obsession with craft brewing, and new wine boutiques in many neighborhoods, Chicago has become a haven for discriminating drinkers. Whether the preference is bellying up to the bar for an expertly crafted cocktail or indulging in an amazing bottle of wine in the comfort of home, this carefully curated guide covers every type of drinker.
The February issue, which hits newsstands Thursday, features the 20 must-sip cocktails in town lined up from bitter (Bloody Mary at Lula Cafe) to sweet (Wood-Burning Stove at Weegee's Lounge). The cover story also includes one man's quest (Jeff Ruby, Chicago magazine's chief dining critic) to finding the perfect cocktail; a shopping list for top-shelf spirits compiled by local experts; advice on how to build a home bar from Paul McGee (previously of The Whistler) and his wife, Shelby Allison McGee; 30 bottles of wine for every budget; and 29 go-to winter brews.
Elsewhere in the February issue of Chicago:
- 12 Best Day Spas - Need a quick escape from the winter blues? Look no further: Chicago magazine editors searched high and low to compile this list of the city's finest retreats. Prepare for total relaxation.
- The Customized Shape-Up - Looking to shed some holiday weight? Four local personalized fitness programs, with a medical slant, to help people shed pounds and improve their health.
- Obamaland Redux - The Obama for President Campaign, then and now. A peek at how his reelection campaign has changed, from slogans and headquarters to collectibles and his inner circle.
- Visionary or Quack? - The surging popularity of alternative medicine has helped turn suburban doctor Joseph Mercola into one of the most popular and influential figures in natural health. So why does he have so many people riled up?
Chicago magazine's editor-in-chief Elizabeth Fenner, and other members of the magazine staff, are available for on-air interviews about stories in the February issue. Contact Natalie Marquez at 312-832-6765 to schedule an interview.
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