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weather up--new bar--in prospect heights

oystersallday | Mar 21, 2008 11:55 AM

so i stopped in the other night with some friends.
the place was really quite charming --- and i had 2 great drinks... but i also found that the menu drink selection was on the small side and many of the cocktails didn't incorporate the delicious fresh ingredients that so many of the milk & honey drinks do. i mean a good manhattan is a good manhattan and i don't know if 2 special "real" maraschino cherries and a cool metal straw --merits 11 dollars. I mean does it? I am really not sure. The presbyterian cocktail was tasty and involved ginger, lime, and and old overholt bourbon. This drink was cheaper than the rest (about 9 if i recall.) but the straight booze on the rocks that some of us ordered, which was measured out ever so carefully by our friendly bartender, was also 9 bucks. (for jameson etc.) Let's just say that heavy handed bar-tending is not allowed.
i used to go to m&h for special occasions and i like that weather up is around these parts but i wonder how the neighborhood will take to it. even though the beer/wine prices are reasonable--- my budget and drinking habits will not allow for the place to be my regular watering hole.
at the same time, i am sure the oysters, cheese, and backyard will reel me back in.
what does everyone think?

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