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Chief O’Neill’s marks 20 years in business with its first Irish Spirits Festival

Chief O’Neill’s marks 20 years in business with its first Irish Spirits Festival

One of Chicago’s best pubs is marking its 20th anniversary by hosting its first Irish Spirits Festival  the evening of Friday, March 1 as part of the festivities. Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston Ave., is owned and operated by Siobhan McKinney and her husband, Brendan. They and their pub were recently profiled in the Irish… Continue Reading

Sample and learn: Whiskey classes Feb. 3, 10, 17 at Irish American Heritage Center

Sample and learn: Whiskey classes Feb. 3, 10, 17 at Irish American Heritage Center

It’s been 47 years since February made Don McLean quiver, which makes me feel really “vintage,” as one radio station describes the ancient music it plays. I was thinking about getting a Chevy, but a new Silverado runs $35,000 and the river by my house has no levee. Though I know people moving to Nashville,… Continue Reading