At this new Nashville-inspired BBQ joint, whiskey bar, and live country-music venue, there's a strong emphasis on approachable, food-friendly classic cocktails with no fussy flourishes, and bold, resonant flavors. Beverage director Paul McGee has also stocked the bar with more than 100 varieties of whiskey.
If there is one thing you can count on us to do, it's eat sandwiches. As was the case in 2012, we ate more sandwiches than any casual observer would think possible. Yet, once again, the more we ate, the more new places popped up to keep us busy. If you have the time, check out our massive archives, but for the rest of you, take a look at the most popular sandwiches of 2013.
Frozen cocktails are on the rise this summer, and Chicago seems to be in the very center of the scene. Perhaps, as Paul McGee suggests, these frozen drinks are a reaction against fussy, expensive cocktails, the kind you need a password to access and a ten-minute wait to sip; perhaps they're just a fun way to cool down on a hot summer day.