LUSH Interview: 10 Questions with Mitch Einhorn.

January 13, 2009 at 9:38 pm (Beer, French Wine, Interviews, Our Favorite Things, Travel, What we are eating, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

10 Questions with…


LUSH Wine and Spirits

Owner, Head LUSH


Mitch Einhorn, a local boy with a penchant for incredibly irreverent humor, yummy food, wine, beer, and bourbon, is the catalyst to making LUSH happen.  He loves good wine and wants to share.  He cooks…gourmet chef style, with big knives, and loads of local, or at least gourmet, ingredients.  He has a couple awesome kids that inherited the precocious tendency to entertain.  The Einhorns have been involved in several local Chicago projects, including Bone Daddy, Pie Hole, and the Twisted Spoke…um, Smut and Eggs anyone?  Mitch is a serious wine drinker…and likes to spread the love for all things fermented.  Hence, each and every day wine, beer, and spirits are OPEN and available to sample.  LUSH strives to offer hand-crafted, eclectic, boutique bottles.  Any budget is welcome, just make sure you are ready for an adventure.  Open your palate and step into Lush.

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Drinking a Vintage: 2000 Champagne

January 5, 2009 at 8:10 pm (Our Favorite Things, What we are thinking) (, , , , , )

by Jane Lopes on Champagne

2000 in Champagne has been called a “winemaker’s vintage”. This means, essentially, that the vintage was problematic: winemakers couldn’t rest on their laurels, counting on good conditions to produce optimal fruit. A warm, damp winter was followed by a wet spring and not much warmth until May. June and August were warm and dry, but July was cold and rainy. The result of this variable weather was variable fruit: some afflicted by mold and chlorosis (a yellowing of the vine due to a lack of chlorophyll and other nutrients), some overly ripe; some vineyards had very high yields, some very low. Luckily, the weather evened out for harvest (beginning on September 11th and ending in early October), saving a considerable number of the grapes. Read the rest of this entry »

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BYOB: Urban Belly

November 13, 2008 at 8:17 pm (BYOB, Our Favorite Things, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , )


3053 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 583-0500

Urban Belly, LUSH Fieldtrip

Urban Belly, LUSH Fieldtrip

Urban Belly is amazing. Seriously, go there. Now. Tucked into a little strip mall, nestled in next to a laundry mat, the restaurant is a hidden gem. Chef Bill Kim has created a warm, communal space and a menu that comprehensively represents his evolving philosophy on food and nourishment. Yvonne Kim is a gracious and inviting host as well as super efficient managing influence. And, the next most brilliant thing besides the owners/chef and the food is that this place is BYOB with no corkage fee!

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CHICKS and BUBBLES: The Aftermath

October 7, 2008 at 3:22 am (Our Favorite Things, Special Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Vintage Champagne and fried chicken are the most perfect pairing…really. We tested it out. For sure. The Champagne was delicious and extra bubbly. The food was plentiful and incredibly hearty. Our little chicks and bubbles picnic was quite lovely. Check out our menu, wine list, and photos below!

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