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Chicagoist Podcast #3 - Meat & Beer Edition

By Karl Klockars in News on Feb 16, 2009 6:00PM

oldtimeyradio020409.jpg Another Monday means another entry in the Podcast Series - after last week's more carnal conversations, we needed a beer and a cheap meal. So we figured we'd talk about some more food-related topics, which ended up venturing into politics and where not to eat during Restaurant Week.

This week's guests:

Tracy Hurst from Chicago's newest brewery, Metropolitan Brewing, joined us to talk about what it takes to open a brewery in Chicago. In addition: beer philosophy, and the disappointments of the Miller Brewery Tour. Plus: Beer!

Chicago's Restaurant Week is coming up! What did they learn from last year? What should you look forward to? What are your best bets for lunch and dinner - and what should you avoid? Karl & Chuck discuss the ins and outs of the restaurant world's big February cash-saving promotion.

Could Illinois reopen the horse slaughter plants that the state closed down a few years ago? Rep. Jim Sacia has a bill in the House to amend the Illinois Horse Meat Act to allow horse slaughter in Illinois. What are the pros and cons? What do animal activists say about the ban? We go right to the horse's mouth source to find out. And Jim's auctioneering at the end of the interview is worth the price of admission alone.

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