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Big Jones

Big Jones

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Any restaurant that focuses on Southern heirloom cooking and has recipes featured on the menu dating back generations better have a true Southern spirit to go with it all. Fortunately at Big Jones, chef-owner Paul Fehribach has brought together the traditions beautifully and continues to build on a heralded history of his own in Andersonville. Alongside the Savannah fish fry and gumbo ya-ya, Fehribach offers anywhere between 75 and 90 bourbons seasonally (along with a total of 120 American whiskies), including the hard-to-fine collection of Pappy Van Winkle, George T. Stagg, Eagle Rare 18, Parker’s Heritage, Willett 23 and Hirsch 20. Beyond that, what makes Big Jones really special, in addition to a collection of old and new bourbon cocktails, is its 2,000-member Big Jones Bourbon Society. Anyone can sign up at the restaurant and get a bourbon passport, which allows you a free pour of the Whiskey of the Month and early access to special bourbon dinners with the likes of Julian Van Winkle and Harlen Wheatley.

Simple: Mint Julep in the spring with fresh local mint, an Old Fashioned in the summer and Sazerac in the winter.

Bourbon pairs especially well with Big Jones’ rich food like grits, gravy and barbecue so don’t be afraid to order a bourbon cocktail or on the rocks to go with dinner—or brunch.

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5347 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640