Via Lima

Peru-ving Ground

A Peruvian Spot with a Thing for, Yes, Pisco

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Close your eyes and picture everything you love about the city of Lima.

Note: if you’re picturing Phyllis Diller, you’re thinking about Lima, Ohio, which was her birthplace. Wrong Lima.

But if you’re picturing pisco sours, ceviche and grilled octopus, you’re thinking about Via Lima, the place we’re getting ready to talk about that’s now open in North Center. (Here’s your slideshow and your menu.)

We know. Anytime you get wind of a new restaurant with eight pisco cocktails and ceviche tasting menus, you get that certain faraway look in your eye.

But concentrate. Think about what this place really means for you:

A new date spot.
The room is all clean lines, wood accents and warm, rich colors. Plus pisco lemonades. Plus sake, which plays well with shareable Japanese-inflected dishes like sashimi-style tiradito.

A nice place to take your parents.
That round corner booth right when you walk in is perfect to go family-style with papa rellenas and skewers of beef heart. You guys don’t get together over beef heart as much as you should.

An opportunity to fully appreciate what it means to combine pisco with habanero peppers into a pisco sour.
Hint: it means it’s going to be spicy.

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