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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The Wrath of Kahan 2 - Chicago, IL - 3/5/12

A few weeks back we visited Publican Quality Meats, Blackbird, and Avec.   Last night, we visited Big Star and Violet Hour.   I'm thinking we need to get to The Publican sooner rather than later to complete the Kahan empire.

Frijoles Charros


Perhaps the greatest taco ever....roasted portabello mushrooms, kale, queso fresco.


We got a taco al pastor, a pork belly taco, and a taco de papa con rajans.


Special of the day was a turkey torta.


After dinner, we hit up The Violet Hour.....the place is, in a word, dark.   Here's what I could do.

Salt Cod Croquettes, Aioli, Cilantro, Lime, Spanish Paprika


The left is a Slow Realization (Tito's, Lemon, Plymouth Sloe Gin, Cherry Bitters) and the right is a Blue Ride Manhattan (Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Carpano Antica, Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth, Laphroaig Scotch, Peach Bitters).  

Also consumed but not photographed was a Woolworth Flip (Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Carpano Antica, Cynar, Whole Egg, Root Beer Bitters) which tasted like a cocktail version of a root beer float.  Also, a Winter Sazerac (Rittenhouse Rye, Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Rothman & Winter Apricot Liqueur, La Muse Verte Absinthe, Peychaud's Bitters).   Everything consumed was absurdly awesome.

A lovely way to spend an evening.   

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