Ari Bendersky is a Chicago-based lifestyle journalist specializing in food, wine, music and travel and is the author of "1000 Food & Art Styling Ideas,” a coffee table book highlighting beautiful food photography. Ari, the former founding editor of Eater Chicago, has been writing for 20+ years and his work has appeared in the New York Times, WSJ magazine, Associated Press, Men's Journal, Wine Enthusiast, Departures, RollingStone.com, Chicago magazine, Liquor.com, Huffington Post and many more publications. He also produces lifestyle videos for a Chicago real estate company.
Part of a lifestyle video series I produce for Chicago real estate company @Properites, this video focuses on three neighborhoods/towns told through the theme of classic movie houses.
Part of a lifestyle video series I produce for Chicago real estate company @Properites, this video focuses on Wisconsin vacation destination Lake Geneva.
Part of a lifestyle video series I produce for Chicago real estate company @Properites, this video focuses on three neighborhoods told through the theme of coffee.
The best cask-strength whiskies. Whether you call them cask strength or barrel proof, these American whiskies offer up some serious heat. Uncut, unfiltered and stacked at a much higher proof than average commercial whiskies, these beautiful brown spirits taste as they do coming straight out of the barrels, hence barrel proof.
Big Game Air founders Arturo Gomez, former president and partner at Rockit Ranch Productions, and Todd Rubin, who owns Leader Bar Chicago, aim to make it easier for passionate sports fans to experience a luxury, same-day game day.
Whether you call it by its official designate—the Kinzie Industrial Corridor—or its more popularly known moniker of West Fulton Market, this planned manufacturing district has exploded among makers and creators in the food, beverage and retail arenas. A planned new Green Line el stop in the neighborhood will up the hot factor. Distillers, brewers, coffee roasters, cafes, clothing manufacturers and shared workspaces continue to open in the area. Here's a look at key spots open to the public.
Where Do the World’s Top Mixologists Go to Drink? Three bartenders behind the craft cocktail movement reveal their favorites, from drinks to books to hotels
Portland is known for fleece and local brews but this Maine city offers more. Dive into a wide-ranging culinary scene and explore historic neighborhoods.
Restaurants and bars are increasingly turning to a new method to provide unique, hyper-exclusive experiences: they're commissioning their own custom wines.