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Any great classic cocktail bars in Chicago?

Coming from New York and trying to see if your great city has any great bars serving old-school or exciting cocktails.

Places similar to Peju Club, Milk & Honey, Bemelman's, Flatiron Lounge here in NYC.

Also, any suggestions on where to see great live jazz appreciated.

Staying in South Loop if that helps (but we are certainly not confined to that area).

Thanks in advance.

May 02, 2007
Unpossible in Chicago Area

Making liquor-soaked cherries for Manhattans

How do you do this? What's the best liquor to use? How long do they take to soak? How long do they last in the fridge? Can I make them without owning a glass jar (will tupperware work)?

Thanks to any and all help you can muster.

Apr 29, 2007
Unpossible in Spirits

What great cocktails can be made with Hendrick's gin?

Just got a bottle and have only made very dry martinis with it using cucumber instead of an olive.

Any other suggestions greatly appreciated.

Apr 06, 2007
Unpossible in Spirits

Stock the bar party

A Jack Rose is made with applejack, lime (or lemon) and a dash of grenadine.

Apr 06, 2007
Unpossible in Spirits

Stock the bar party

Bring Pimm's and make some Pimm's cups. Big crowd pleaser.

Or cachaca for caiparinhas.

Or applejack for Jack Roses.

Apr 06, 2007
Unpossible in Spirits

Best Blue Smoke Dishes

for what it's worth, i think the dry ribs are great.

Apr 02, 2007
Unpossible in Manhattan

Lunch near the Flatiron building

I second Eisenberg's. Try the tuna salad...best in the city.

Mar 26, 2007
Unpossible in Manhattan

Best not crazy expensive sushi place in city?

Don't want to spend Sushi Yasuda, Gari or Nobu prices but looking for more of a Hatsuhana or Sushi Senin price range. Any suggestions? Are those two places great?

Don't want to go to UES or UWS and atmosphere is important.

Thanks.

Mar 21, 2007
Unpossible in Manhattan

Good indian food near times square?

Second Utsav. Good, albeit slightly pricey, for the area.

Mar 08, 2007
Unpossible in Manhattan

Rate these Restaurants

Agree with everyone about Keens. Skip the rest.

Mar 08, 2007
Unpossible in Manhattan

cocktails with maraschino liqueur?

Am I the only one who can't stand maraschino liqeur?

I make tons of classic cocktails and IMHO, it's completely ruined every drink I've ever had it in (i.e. Aviation, Brandy Crusta, Brooklyn, etc.). I just don't get it.

BTW, to the original poster, just type "maraschino liqeur" into this database and you'll find plenty of recipes:

http://cocktaildb.com

Mar 08, 2007
Unpossible in Spirits

best italian in little italy (the Bronx)?

Roberto's is the best by far but the prices may be a bit steeper then you're looking for. I've been to Dominics too which is a great red-sauce old-school, fun, very bright place but Roberto's is by far the class of the neighborhood.

Great post about Arthur Ave (the Little Italy section) here:

http://kitchencocktail.blogspot.com

(just scroll down one or two posts)

Mar 07, 2007
Unpossible in Outer Boroughs

Top 5 Upscale Restaurant Choices (Not Sushi)

Why hasn't anyone mentioned the Dining Room at the Modern?

Feb 09, 2007
Unpossible in Manhattan

Tanqueray vs. Hendrick's Gin?

I know the obvious answer here is Hendricks. That said, I only use gin for mixing old school cocktails and gin and tonics.

So...is Hendricks too much gin for those purposes or would those things be that much better with the Hendricks?

Thanks.

Feb 09, 2007
Unpossible in Spirits

Seeking hidden gems, must-eat-at dives, etc...

Add Cafe Edison and Margon near Times Square...

Feb 06, 2007
Unpossible in Manhattan

Quickie: Are you supposed to refrigerate both dry and sweet vermouth?

And if I haven't and they've been sitiing out for 2 months do I need to throw them both away?

Thanks...

Jan 31, 2007
Unpossible in Spirits

My informal taste test: Makers Mark vs. Old Overholt

For some reason last night I felt inclined to do a taste test between the two. Surprisingly, I preferred the Old Overholt rye over the Makers Mark bourbon. Although the Makers Mark had more obvious flavor, the rye was far smoother and I enjoyed its subtlety.

Anyone have any explanation/thoughts/other recommendations?

Jan 31, 2007
Unpossible in Spirits

Any good cocktails I can make with Glen Moray scotch?

Got this as a gift and am not a big scotch drinker. Any suggestions?

Jan 30, 2007
Unpossible in Spirits

What are your favorite bourbon/rye drinks to make at home?

Yeah, I'm with you both but I'm looking for other drinks since I already make and am a huge fan of the ones you've mentioned.

Jan 29, 2007
Unpossible in Spirits

What are your favorite bourbon/rye drinks to make at home?

Looking to expand my horizons and get away from classic cocktails that involve lemon/lime/orange juice as I have been making a ton of those as of late (i.e. Ward Eights, Bourbon Squashes, Derby Cocktails, etc.)

Want to make/find more drinks in the vein of the Old Fashioned, Manhattan and Sazerac. I'm pretty well stocked bitters-wise if that helps.

Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Jan 29, 2007
Unpossible in Spirits

Shawarma & Falafel Question

The best falafel in the city can be found at Azuri Cafe on the West Side.

The best cheap falafel can be found at Mamoun's.

Jan 17, 2007
Unpossible in Manhattan

Best cheap eating around 46th and 6th?

Looking for something for lunch that doesn't involve waiter service. Thanks in advance.

Jan 16, 2007
Unpossible in Manhattan

Great NY restaurant for anniversary dinner?

Giorgio's of Gramercy is very reasonable and romantic. L'Impero is also great but more expensive.

Jan 12, 2007
Unpossible in Manhattan

Good, cheap places in Financial District (Pine & Pearl)?

Someplace under $10, no waiter service please. Already know Alfanoose. Thanks!

Oct 04, 2006
Unpossible in Manhattan

Great, historic, classic Boston places to eat and drink?

Three guys in Boston this weekend, trying not to break the bank, but also want to go to a great - fun - only in Boston - type place.

Any suggestions?

Can't get into Per Se - Any other suggestions for anniversary celebration

Going with my late 50's parents who like a little pizzazz in their dining experience. They have enjoyed Bouley and Daniel with us because of the great rooms. Any help greatly appreciated.

Aug 25, 2006
Unpossible in Manhattan

Prime Burger or Burger Joint (Le Meridien)?

you're out of line, dkstar.

Aug 22, 2006
Unpossible in Manhattan

Prime Burger or Burger Joint (Le Meridien)?

Burger Joint. No question. Prime Burger's a cool old place but the burgers arent that good.

Aug 22, 2006
Unpossible in Manhattan

What's the best place to eat around 45 Bleecker (The Culture Project)?

Price is not a problem. Dinner with the parents. Thanks!

Aug 22, 2006
Unpossible in Manhattan

How to Make Reservations for Babbo

thanks

Aug 14, 2006
Unpossible in Manhattan