Amidst one of the most divisive years in recent memory with our country forgetting just what it means to be a nation of immigrants to the still-too-slow realization that we are in a class war — Am I going too far? — the neutral zone of the kitchen means more now than ever. And because this is Chicago, this often means the food has never tasted as good. Here’s yet another look back at some of our best forays into what makes us go yum!

Gozamos’ First Wine Tasting, Blind Tasting: Recap

This past year, Gozamos Food + Drink broke through the fourth wall and hosted its first wine tasting at Gozamos HQ. We really need to do this again. And soon!

Beer of the Month: 5 Vulture Oaxacan-Style Dark Ale

Resident beer guru Jay Barzyk reviewed one of Chicago’s newest and most exciting brewers who make beers inspired by Oaxaca and greater Mexico, 5 Vulture.

Vino: What is wine-food pairing anyway?

We also covered some of the ins and outs of wine and food pairing.
http://gozamos.com/2011/12/vino-what-is-wine-food-pairing-anyway/

Chai Means Tea: Defending My Foray Into Food Snobbery

Food writer Nicole Cipri discussed in great detail the true Chai tea and its lesser formulations.

Barato pero Sabroso: Tacos en Chicago

Blogger and Gozamos food writer Oh Hells Nah wrote about just how difficult it can be to find the best valued tacos in Chicago.

Fat & Happy: Mexican Tequila White Wine Sangria

Monique Costello, the Force behind Fat & Happy, wrote all about tequila sangria.

Reviewed Food: Dim Sum In Chinatown

Chef and food writer Brian Min took a Fight Club approach to covering Chicago’s China Town and its incredible dim sum. Mmm…

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