Those who wander around chowhound.com know that there is a board called The Best. It is only for New York however. Since we do not have the equivilant board, I thought a thread would do. Why? Because last night I found something that truly is the best.
The Matchbox is a matchboxed sized bar near the intersection of Milwaukee and Chicago. As I explained to Ms. VI this morning, our bungalow kitchen is wider than this place. Well, the Matchbox serves up some snazzy drinks, wines by the glass and beers, but what they really do, is proffer the best cherries in town.
At the Matchbox, no one should be afraid of ordering an old fashioned or manhattan or even a rob roy (who drinks rob roys?) for fear of cancer inducing marishino's. Instead, they take real cherries (perhaps those hungarian morello's found in better gourmet stores everywhere) and marinate them in fine brandy. Believe me, these cherries were more liquored up than my manhattans. They only made a fine drinker finer. To quote, one of our town's famous architects, "God is in the details."
Any other bests?