It’s in Wicker Park.
And Korean short rib is involved.
So, right. Nothing in that first sentence makes sense anymore.
But everything will be illuminated in this exposé of Dixie and 1952 ½, an idyllic Southern restaurant and a bourbon-drenched liquorette, respectively, that live harmoniously under one very quaint roof. They’re open now, and this slideshow will please you.
Let’s start putting the pieces together, shall we...
Dixie: The Restaurant
What this is: Two grandmotherly stories of intimate nooks, blue velvet cushion seating and totems of the old South that contain the word “Dixie.”
Where this is: After you walk in through the side door (it’s a Southern thing), head to the right and through the French archways.
Why this is: Country ham. Wagyu steak tartare with saltine fried oysters. This menu. Drinks from...
1952 ½: The Liquorette
What this is: A dimly lit, Chicago-meets-the-Carolinas amalgamation of white walls, brown leather bar stools, rusted mirrors and vintage whiskeys.
Where this is: To the left of the entrance. On the first floor. Contains a bar. Can’t miss it.
Why this is: You require a high-rye bonded bourbon and absinthe whiskey sour before dinner and a tumbler of 107-proof Pappy Van Winkle after.
Well, that was simple.