• Sidetrack has banned Stolichnaya in protest
of Russia's antigay laws. More bars have followed suit
, says Chicagoist.
• Dr. Peter Engler's authoritative study of the south-side submarine sandwich monstrosity known as the Jim Shoe also includes an epic photo gallery.
• Chuck Cowdery visits Michigan State's house distillery.
• The Aviary's Charles Joly won American bartender of the year at the Tales of the Cocktail, reports the Stew.