WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Picks: Pablo Francisco at DC Improv

When: Friday, March 21st, 8pm

Where: DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

DAILY BITES
Spending Some Time At Salvation Taco

When post-happy hour cravings bring you to a restaurant as fun as this, you know that you’re in for a good night.

Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t just some taco shack. April Bloomfield, executive chef and owner of the Spotted Pig, the Breslin, and the John Dory Oyster Bar, has collaborated with her business partner, Ken Friedman, to once again provide us with a restaurant and bar which is worth taking the time to visit. Salvation Taco, located at 145 E. 39th Street in Murray Hill, offers a unique and creative dining experience which is sure to be on your mind long after your meal has ended.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Celebrate the Holidays in True Brew Style!

If you love beer, there are a number of places that have major beer selections to choose from. But if you want a unique experience to get you into the holiday spirit, then look no further than American Social's 12 Crafts of Christmas!

Join the celebration with some of the specialty craft brews down at Las Olas. American Social will be offering twelve seasonal beverages to its beer tasting menu for the occasion!

12 winter warmers, 11 spiced ales, 10 seasonal ciders, 9 artful malts, 8 full pints, 7 hops combos, 6-six-pack specials, 5 spicy fruit brews, 4 ginger beers, 3 honey cloves, 2 nutty nutmegs, and a very merry piney kicker!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Thursday Is Chicago's Warmup For Friday
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Finally A Reason To Stay In Rogers Park

Every weekend hundreds, if not thousands, of Loyola students get on the red line and migrate south like a flock of geese. They're heading for the watering holes of Lake View and Lincoln Park, of course. However, it is now time to get the word out on a new spot in the Roger's Park neighborhood--just a stones throw from the university.

63, formerly Hamilton's, is a recently renovated and reopened establishment, and oh boy, did they do a great job with the interior. The long bar has an ebony finish to match the floor, the red brick walls are adorned with a chalk white outline of a lion crest, and the ceiling fans sort of resemble revolving water lilies.

TECH
Robot’tle Service

Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany started the JAMES project aiming to develop core cognitive capabilities that would enable a robot to interact with humans in a socially-appropriate manner. They reviewed how drinks are ordered and placed in a “bartending scenario” and assessed that robots can use auditory signals to interpret when a drink request is being made. In the study, the robot is able to greet customers, listen to orders, and react accordingly.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Beyond Lake View

How many times have you planed an “epic bar hoping night” with your friends only to end up wondering the streets drunk, alone, lost, and extremely angry? I'm sure you've seen them before--they're the guys in the button down shirts, stumbling alone down the streets and yelling into their phones; they're the over dressed girls in tiaras crying at the L station; they're anyone and everyone including yourself.The problem often comes down to too much planning and unrealistic expectations. Sometimes its best to think a bit smaller, and to just have fun where you are without making it a point to fit in as many places as possible.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
The Flat to open this February

It appears as if the new hotspot for foodies on Miami Beach is the South of Fifth neighborhood. Once known for being a quieter, more residential area with only a few venerated classics like Smith & Wollensky and Joe’s, it seems as if more and more restaurants, cafés, bakeries, and bars are forgoing the more popular - and populated - Lincoln Road, Washington, Collins, and Ocean for the southernmost tip of South Beach. To add to the increasing roster of drinking and dining destinations in the neighborhood is The Flat, deemed a “before experience”, slated to open mid February.

ONLY IN NYC
Smoke Rings: Top 5 Cigar Bars in NYC

For all you cigar aficionados out there, New York City provides an overabundance of high-end cigar bars and lounges that offer an extensive selection of fine cigars, state-of-the art humidors, and private membership clubs. Many of the cigar bars on our list also offer live music, serve premium alcoholic beverages and host special “theme” events. For a look at Manhattan’s best cigar bars catering to the elite, check out our list of the top five below.

Club Macanudon
Nestled in the heart of New York’s Upper East side, Club Macanudon bills itself as an “exclusive club that is the ideal place to conduct business, enjoy a romantic evening for two, or catch up during a stylishly casual night out with friends.” Equipped with a state-of-the-art ventilation system, the club caters to both smokers and non-smokers and serves an array of fine foods and drinks. Please note there is a strict dress code that the club adheres to.