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How We Hosted a ‘Backyard BBQ’ on a Patio in Downtown Chicago ›

We wanted to recreate a classic summertime backyard BBQ with friends in an outdoor space, plenty of food on the grill, and craft brews, from a patio in downtown Chicago, Howells & Hood’s East Patio.

Why Wine on Tap? ›

Wine on tap is still relatively new in the restaurant industry. We share some of the benefits of wine on tap, and how it can be fresher, greener, and more cost effective for everyone involved.

5 Things to Eat and Drink in July ›

Your guide on things to eat and drink in July across Chicago: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktails, craft beer and more.

Guide to Beer and Food Pairing [Chart] ›

Looking for tips on Beer and Food Pairing? Check out this helpful chart as a visual guide to help you through pairing any food a with a great craft beer.

How To Grill The Perfect Steak ›

Ever wondered how to grill the perfect steak? Well the recipe for perfectly cooked steak every time is right here. It is time to step up your grilling game with our grilling tips; take the time to follow these simple steps and you will be rewarded with the best, juiciest, most impressive grilled steaks you have ever eaten…

Bahl Hornin’ with Anderson Valley Brewing Company ›

Last night, Howells & Hood hosted an open house event to welcome Anderson Valley Brewing Company to Chicago Craft Beer Week. Some fun facts that we learned:

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