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11 of Our Favorite Beer-Inspired Drinks

It’s often hard to accept the end of summer — gone are long days, plentiful sunshine, and weekends at the beach — but there’s actually so many things to enjoy when colder weather moves through. One of our favorite fall and winter perks? Beer selection is at its peak with many seasonal varieties. Even if a brew isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of tasty “beer”-based cocktails cropping up on menus this time of year.

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5 Dishes You Need to Try Now at Bad Hunter

The hype surrounding chef Dan Snowden’s veg-forward restaurant, Bad Hunter, was tremendous even before its doors opened on October 19th. Zagat, Eater, and other publications called it one of the Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in 2016. The excitement hasn’t died down — Bad Hunter is every bit as good as it was expected to be and is one of the hottest West Loop restaurants.

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8 Slices of Cake That Are to Die For

There are endless excuses this time of the year to dig into tasty dessert dishes. Having a birthday? Pass the cake. Getting together with friends and family for the holidays? Yep, cake please! Received a holiday bonus? Celebrate with a slice. Want to join in on #NationalCakeDay social media fun on November 26th? Go get a chocolate-y piece and take a picture for your Instagram! 

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Welcoming Eli Feldman to Reserve Boston

When we say Reserve was built by the restaurant industry for the restaurant industry, we mean it. Since we launched two years ago, many restaurant industry insiders — from line cooks to general managers — have been inspired to join the Reserve team, coming to us from respected operators like Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Major Food Group, and Momofuku. 

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5 Dishes You Need to Order at Le Virtù

If you skimmed over Le Virtù chef Joe Cicala’s resume, you’d quickly understand why everyone says he runs one of the best Italian restaurants in Philadelphia. Called “one of the city’s young kitchen talents to watch” by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan, Cicala is a four-time James Beard Semifinalist and one time Finalist. At Le Virtù, he brings to life the central Italian region of Abruzzo, dishing out cured meats, fresh pastas, seafood and more.