Big Star has been collecting unique whiskeys for the last year and a half, and this week, the corks and caps finally came off.
Wicker Park's reigning king of tacos and whiskey has launched a reserve list of "rare, incredibly old and interesting bottles" that have been bought at auction, during trips to Kentucky and abroad, and that have come from people who have offered "interesting bottles from their deceased grandfather's house," the restaurant said by email.
(You really should have guzzled that bottle on your deathbed, gramps.)
Paul Kahan (Blackbird, Publican, Avec + dickEverest of James Beard nominations) is back on the grindilla. Once again, teaming up with ole boys Terry Alexander and Donnie Madia to continue the discipleship of straightforward dining dissemination for the masses. As imagined, the krew focuses on quality ingredients and plates of goodness. Everything else seems like its just a fucking waste of time to the Big Star team: wall decoration, seating assignments, debit cards, and website were all afterthoughts here (…)
You’ve probably heard about a new whiskey-fueled, taco-slinging late-night honky-tonk in Wicker Park. Turns out…it’s true. (When guys from Avec, Blackbird and the Violet Hour get together, word spreads.) (…)