FLAVORPARTY ON MARZ VOLUME 3 OF 3: I wanted to pair the beer and food recap portion of my visit to Marz with just a note about owner Ed and super-handsome chef Tony (the soon to be famous). I’ve liked the look of Marz beers for a long time. My first time having Jungle Boogie at Bien Trucha in Geneva, IL, had me staring at and stroking the odd-sized 14-oz. bottle with the matte-finish label and the deliciously inventive roobois tea infusion. I was in love with the branding and unusual flavor choices.
But all that aside, I finally was able to get down to Marz, and the thing I was excited most about was finally meeting Ed and finally getting to put Tony’s meat in my mouth. Ed was even cooler than I had hoped, is all sorts of inspiring in that he is always creating or talking about other creators, and it’s like I’ve found my spirit animal and he’s got amazing hair and my same energy level and I want him to mentor me in life now.
But Tony, oh Tony. Holy incredible conversation and fooooooood. Check that fried bologna sandwich (it gave Against The Grain a run for its bologna). That quesadilla there tasted like a thin-crust pizza. And that Cuban sandwich? I’m pregnant, bro. Shit was sensual. He was gentle. And the double-dehydrated beef jerky chips and dip? I stole seven slices and ate them on my way home like communion, where I let the shit dissolve on my fat tongue muscle.
All of these IPAs that I tried, and the black lager, were insane. And, I’ll check them into Untappd one of these days. Right now, I’m just so happy that I got to go and hug and sip and eat tea-infused deviled eggs while killing aliens in the Marz and Logan Arcade arcade named the, wait for it, Marz Arcade. People never talk about how important finger foods are when killing alien invaders. Marz takes that risk.
I brought a bunch of beers home with me to try and give away to my friends and get them up on the Marz, too. You should also get up on them if you haven’t mounted them yet. MOUNT MARZ. - Joel
From: Chicago, IL 🇺🇸