Downtown Eats Tour and Morning Roundup

Rachel tours some fine downtown eateries (Whisky Park, Ugly Mug, and Be’wiched), a beer class with the Furthermore guys at North Loop Wine & Spirits, a terrific-sounding “Whole Hog Dinner” at The Local with Mike Phillips (Green Ox) and Scott Pampuch (Corner Table), North Washington Cafe is set to celebrate its grand opening, some local / organic / fair trade gift ideas, Scusi sounds competent, Michael Agnew reviews Madame Rose (a Flemish brown ale) by Goose Island, and Well Fed Guide to Life visits Everest on Grand.