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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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A velvety Sunday morning

Just a lazy metal day Ever opposed to the typical, I’ve more or less avoided posting about Simone’s simply because it’s so popular. But today instigated a pleasurable exception. Sunday routines were in full effect this morning — horchata latte at Kristoffer’s, Community Market thereafter. Per usual, I found and spent more than expected but…

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Vegan spirits: Simone's gives a taste of Brazil

Vegan spirits: Simone’s gives a taste of Brazil

Everything I know about Brazil I learned from watching Carnival parades on TV.  I’ve never been to Brazil and I’m not familiar with its cuisine, so I actually have no idea if Simone’s Brazilian Hanger is really all that Brazilian.  However, it uses a spirit called “cachaca,” which is “authentically Brazilian.”  So there you go.…

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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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