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Del Toro: Best new Pilsen bar!

Del Toro: Best new Pilsen bar!

Dios Mio! Finally! Another hangout in Pilsen other than Simone’s. I hate the Skylark. Sorry but the dark grandpa’s basement-esque vibe just doesn’t do it for me. And I dig Simone’s but I feel like I have been there a million times already and am glad to see something new and affordable. Now hopefully that…

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How to warm up in Pilsen

How to warm up in Pilsen

Daylight Savings Time has ended.  The temperature is slipping.  That means it’s time to temporarily skip ice cream, shakes and smoothies.  On to something warm! I know that Pilsen abounds with coffeeshops.  I have visited every single one, I think.  However, I don’t visit them in Fall and Winter because I don’t leave my apartment…

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Vegan spirits: Try a Teatro cocktail

Vegan spirits: Try a Teatro cocktail

Attention girly-drink lovers!  It looks like most of Ristorante Al Teatro’s “cocktail creations” are cruelty-free.  Most of the ingredients weren’t even on barnivore.  Here is what’s available at Teatro. Cocktails: Old Fashioned Dark N’ Stormy Orange Basil Gimlet Al Teatro Martini 1892 Martini   I haven’t tried Teatro’s Dark N’ Stormy, but a friend of…

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Vegan spirits: Maybe the wine is fine at Teatro

Vegan spirits: Maybe the wine is fine at Teatro

Last week, I posted which beers were Vegan-friendly at Ristorante Al Teatro.  This week, I checked out the wine selection using barnivore.com. In case you’re wondering how an alcoholic beverage made of fruit can be unsuitable for Vegans, the issue is filtration.  Some wineries use animal products, like isinglass, when filtering their wine. Isinglass, FYI,…

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Vegan spirits: Teatro serves cruelty-free beer

Vegan spirits: Teatro serves cruelty-free beer

Earlier this week, when I ordered Al Ristorante Teatro’s Vegetariana pizza sans cheese, I also picked up a copy of Teatro’s drink menu.  To my delight, in addition to veggie pizza that does not taste like water and cardboard, they also serve a huge selection of Vegan-friendly drinks. Here is a list of Teatro’s cruelty-free…

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Vegan spirits: My cocktail needs some hickory

Vegan spirits: My cocktail needs some hickory

Did you ever wonder what a barbecue-flavored cocktail would taste like? Me neither, but it’s good! I haven’t had any of the cocktails at Simone’s since their list changed.  Actually, I don’t know how many times the list has changed since I drank there.  Anyway, I’m overdue to sample this season’s selection.  This week, it’s…

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