After reporter Leentje De Leeuw interviewed a man in Chicago who was originally from her Belgian hometown of Sint-Amands, the brief encounter lingered in both their minds. They decided to stay in touch and soon fell in love. Not only had Leentje fallen in love with the man, she was also smitten with the city. In September 2014, after many transatlantic flights, Leentje moved to the Windy City. In 2015 she decided to combine her passion for the city with her experience in travel and media, and thus launched her off the beaten path walks and biking tours. As soon as Leentje became a member of the Chicago Tour Guide Professionals Association, Chica-GO was born!
The Ambassador Public House in Greektown is probably our favorite sports bar, because it is so much more than just a sports bar. It is a cozy and family friendly place where they serve decent (and less decent) beers and far above average pub fare. They don't have an extensive Belgian beer menu but what they do offer, is always good and served in the appropriate glass, which is a matter of (almost) life and death for Belgians. And when it comes to our favorite Belgian at the Ambassador, the Delirium Tremens, the glass is crucial since this beer comes in a can. Delirium Tremens (8.5%) originates in the small town of Melle. It is a Belgian Pale Ale that differs from other Pale Ale varieties, by traditionally being less bitter. The beer is slightly malty, spicy with a strong aftertaste.