Requesting “The Good Book” at Billy Sunday
If you ask for the “good book” at Logan Square’s Billy Sunday, you might get an eyebrow raise from your date: that’s their off-the-menu leather-bound back-bar selection (not the Bible), that includes rare varieties of fine spirits like scotch from defunct distilleries all over the world. One particular offering is a 1943 Glenlivet from Gordon and MacPhail that goes for $600 a pour, one of the last bottles around today (it was illegal to distill during World War II). They’ve also got a fondness for fernet, stocking hundreds of different kinds hailing from almost every comune in Italy and representing every decade since 1930.
3143 West Logan, (773)661-2485, billy-sunday.com
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