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Barrelhouse Flat takes patrons back to the Prohibition era

By Sophia Coleman

November 7, 2011

During the Great Depression, there were thousands of speakeasies in Chicago. Though illegal, they gave the deprived public exactly what it needed: a strong cocktail and a place to escape.Now that the country has fallen into a recession, people may be searching for something similar when it comes to the drinking scene—a bar that provides a sense of adventure and excitement similar to the roaring ’20s.Granted part of the e...

Not your grandma’s game of ‘pHlip Cup’

By Sophia Coleman

September 11, 2011

The classic frat-house party game “Flip- Cup” just got a little more interesting.Now, thanks to comedy club pH Productions, every Friday at 10 p.m. audiences can compete with anyone—from a group of young-minded senior citizens to a team of horny cougars—in the quest to be“Flip-Cup” champion.Each Friday at Studio BE Theatre, 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., a fictional cast of characters tackles a host of obstacles and o...

Beer marketing shouldn’t exclude, alienate women

By Molly Keith

May 1, 2011

I love a good beer. It hits the spot. I’ll take it more than a Cosmopolitan any day. Despite the fact that I just recently turned 21, I like to consider myself a beer connoisseur. Ever since I can remember, my parents have brewed beer at our house. As a result of taste-testing and watching them brew, I have learned a lot about making beer and what makes it scrumptious. I’ve been told it’s a rarity to be a woman who ha...

Beer with lime leaves mark

By J_Howard

November 8, 2010

You may want to be cautious next time you grab a beer with a lime. If the circumstances are right, spilling the beer on skin can cause “Mexican beer dermatitis,” according to a case report presented in Archives of Dermatology.This condition is caused by the lime juice in the beer reacting with sunlight on the skin. It can create a streaky red or brown rash, causing burning or itching. In serious cases, this can look like a ...

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