IN GOOD SPIRITS
Just in time for Father’s Day, the creators of the best-selling single-malt Scotch whiskey, Glenfiddich, introduce their Experimental Series. Traditionally matured in rum, whiskey, and sherry casks depending on the flavor profile, Glenfiddich releases the first Scotch whiskey finished in casks infused with the flavors of India Pale Ale beer in June. The resulting Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Experiment has caramel-like top notes and a gentle hoppy richness, almost a bridge between Scotch and bourbon. Then, inviting 20 single-malt Scotch experts from all over the world to sample their stores and choose their favorite barrels, Glenfiddich created Project XX, a delicious combination of all of barrels in one distinctive bottle. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the grand experiment. glenfiddich.com
Donuts have made a big comeback in recent years. But if you’re going to indulge, why not make it as fresh as it is decadent? That is the guiding philosophy of DB3 Donuts. “Our goal is to be the freshest donut you will ever have,” says Robert LaPata, who opened DB3 Donuts last year with business partners Joe Krouse and Frederic Gale. The trio, who also own Ten Mile House next door, had originally decided to lease the neighboring storefront for additional storage or dining room overflow but decided to do something more creative with the space. “We knew it wouldn’t cannibalize Ten Mile House and it is something that is just fun,” LaPata explains. “We saw the success that donut places were having in the city and nothing like that had opened on the North Shore.” As for the name DB3? Three business partners, a.k.a., three donut boys. DB3 serves small-batch, gourmet donuts on weekends only, almost as a pop-up. One of the most popular offerings is called The Dude, a maple-cinnamon-sugar donut topped with a bourbon-maple glaze, Applewood bacon and more cinnamon sugar. A favorite Dad in your life might love it. DB3 Donuts is at 1704 Central Street in Evanston. Call 847-905-0669 or visit db3donuts.com.
ALOHA(POKE AND GO)
The lean proteins, fresh vegetables, and delicious sauces inside the Hawaiian sushi bowls offered at Aloha Poke Co. are perfect for summer. It’s everything you love about sushi in grab and go bowls sized eight to 24 ounces. Whether you want the island flavors of the Aloha Bowl, the spicy punch of the Volcano Bowl, or you just want to P.Y.O.B. (Pack Your Own Bowl), they’ve got a light and satisfying lunch for everybody. But if you don’t order ahead, be ready to stand in line. Ever since this downtown hotspot opened a location at 630 Davis Street in Evanston, it’s been standing room only. alohapokeco.com