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LUPEC Chicago: Cocktailing for the Ladies

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Nov 20, 2008 7:30PM

2008_11_lupec.jpgYou'd think that, writing for a large blog, we'd be able to keep up with RSS feeds and tips. So how the Chicago chapter of the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails went past our head is beyond us. Should've known that Sonja Kassebaum of North Shore Distillery was the mastermind behind this. Currently, LUPEC Chicago has nine members, including Master Mixologist Bridget Albert of Southern Wine and Spirits of Illinois.

The ladies are celebrating the diamond anniversary of the repeal of the Volstead Act with a two-part pub crawl December 5. From 6-9 p.m. there will be an informal Happy Hour at Clark Street Ale House (742 N. Clark St.). From there the ladies of LUPEC will head to the Drawing Room at Le Passage (937 N. Rush) for a $33 prix fixe dinner and cocktail pairing at 10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds of the purchases will benefit Greenhouse Shelter, which provides counseling, legal and custody assistance, and advocacy for women looking to end abusive relationships.