Owl’s Brew Tea Cocktail Mixers
The holiday season is the perfect time to try something new with your DIY cocktails. Owl’s Brew is a collection of unique teas that are specially crafted for cocktails. Made to be mixed with all kinds of spirits, beer, and wine, Owl’s Brew is made from whole spices and herbs and is about one-third the calories of typical cocktails. Individual bottles start at $9.99. See the entire line as well as cocktail recipes at theowlsbrew.com.
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Baker Miller General Store
In just over a year, Baker Miller has cemented its reputation as a go-to spot for all things breakfast, brunch, and expertly baked in Lincoln Square. Much to the delight of fans, the husband and wife duo of Dave and Megan Miller are opening a general store in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood in November. The store will feature coffee and pastries, plus a hot bar offering elevated comfort food such as roasted chicken and mashed potatoes, fresh pasta, and meatballs. The grocery will stock house-made sauces, jams, and broths, as well as produce, meats, and packaged snacks.
Visit bakermillerchicago.com for more information.
Regular readers of the Chicago Tribune are already familiar with the stories and recipes found in JeanMarie Brownson’s column, Dinner at Home. Just in time for holiday family gatherings comes Brownson’s cookbook. Dinner at Home: 140 Recipes to Enjoy with Family and Friends is a collection of Brownson’s best stories, plus dishes that are perfect for weekday meals as well as celebrations with friends. $29.95, amazon.com.
Chai & Pie Co.
With all of the sweet treats we already plan to indulge in this holiday season, we also will add Chai & Pie to the list. Owned by Sana Khan, Chai & Pie offers made-to-order pies that are available for both delivery and pickup. Using seasonal ingredients, Khan offers an expansive menu, including decadent dessert pies, like Nutty Cookie Butter, and fruit pies such as classic Apple. There are also surprises on tap, like Strawberry Basil, SK’s Masala Chai, and pie bars that are sold by the dozen. See the entire menu and place orders at chaiandpieco.com.
Stuff n’ Mallows
If you are lucky enough to find yourself in front of a fireplace over the holidays, rediscover s’mores with a bit of a gourmet twist. Stuff n’ Mallows are handmade marshmallows stuffed with chocolate chips that melt while the marshmallows toast perfectly to a golden brown. Each bag is $6.99 at stuffnmallows.com.