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Meet The Team: Maggie Mikula ›

An occasional series where we meet the team< and unearth a few fun facts about our Bottleneck family. Launching 2016: Maggie Mikula.

Holiday Hangover Home Remedies [Infographic] ›

We surveyed the Bottleneck team and compiled a list of battle-tested hangover home remedies to share with those who choose to challenge the hangover gods.

Supporting Local Whiskey ›

With so many types of whiskey available, we believe it is important to support local whiskey distilleries and spirit makers if the opportunity arises, and that is why we chose to add six new whiskeys from the Illinois region to the already solid selection at Howells & Hood.

A Holiday Beer Pairing Guide – Beer for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner ›

Beer fans looking for a perfect beer for thanksgiving and christmas dinners need look no further! We spoke with Beer Manager Phil Miley who maintains the largest draft beer list in Chicago at Howells & Hood for his expert recommendations on Christmas dinner beer pairings. He chose some wonderful craft beers to go with these popular dishes:

Special Occasion Food and Beer Pairings ›

This week sees a special occasion at Old Town Pour House Oak Brook. They decided to tap some very rare beers and pair elevated food to celebrate.

Classic Cocktails With A Twist ›

We recently teamed up with Libbey Glass to shoot some photos of Howells & Hood General Manager Andrew Macker making some classic cocktails with a twist.

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Bottleneck Management is a restaurant group based in Chicago.

The Bottleneck Blog shares news and trends on the hospitality industry, craft beer, food, company culture, and restaurant management.

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