There's something different about the gin and tonics they mix at Rickhouse bar on San Francisco's Kearny St. And it tastes a lot like... exclusivity.
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Cognac blended with moscato? Pink wine mixed with port? And how about a mashup of sparkling white wine and vodka? Hard liquor is showing a softer side as producers shake things up with new blends that put wine and spirits in the same bottle.
Bartender Kat Rybarski gets ready for the day's customers at Buddy and Pal's Place on Summit Street in Crown Point. Crown Point is one of 11 region towns to earn new liquor licenses through the state's census-based system. Meanwhile, Gary and Hammond are unlikely to lose licenses despite shr…
Eric Martin, of North Coast Distributing, delivers beer in Crown Point. More liquor will flow in the hub city because of a state licensing law critics call "monopolistic" and antiquated.
Zach Ailes, left, and Eric Martin, of North Coast Distributing, make a delivery to Buddy and Pal's Place on Summit Street in Crown Point.
Zach Ailes, of North Coast Distributing, makes a delivery to Buddy and Pal's Place on Summit Street in Crown Point. Owner Tim Heidbreder bought new liquor licenses issued for Cedar Lake and Crown Point at a fall auction.
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Chris Peters, general manager for Agave restaurant in Hobart, says the newly reduced liquor licenses will help business like it did in Valparaiso.
Waitress Mirna Zamora pours a strawberry margarita at Agave restaurant in downtown Hobart. Chris Peters, general manager for Agave, says the new reduced prices for liquor licenses will help businesses.
On the eve of The Great War, Chicago Heights resembled a scene from a spaghetti western: unpaved streets, horses everywhere (only a few autos), men packing guns in their hip pockets, a main drag (Twenty-Second Street) that featured 26 saloons, and a cast of characters whose utterances requir…
HAMMOND | The addition of downtown Hammond to the National Register of Historic Places will exempt the area from a state law preventing new bars within 200 feet of schools and churches.
CROWN POINT | A developer seeking a liquor license for a planned downtown Hammond sports bar gained initial approval Thursday from the local liquor board.
SPRINGFIELD | Small-scale liquor distilleries soon could start selling their products on-site in Illinois, a change that could lead to more of them popping up across the state.
VALPARAISO | With the state's new liquor carding law set to take hold Thursday, there is speculation an increased number of minors may ask adults to buy alcohol for them.
Katie Francis, of Merrillville, center, a server at Northwoods in St. John, checks the ID of Pam Tschida, left, of Valparaiso, before serving alcohol Friday. The restaurant recently started carding all customers, though a pending state law requiring universal ID checks applies only to carryo…
Locals from alcohol distributor to barkeep to imbiber predict a hangover from the state's plan to double the liquor tax.
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