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Openings Thu Jan 24 2013

Billy Sunday Opens Tonight, Already One of the Best

billy sunday barBilly Sunday, a new Logan Square cocktail lounge from the team behind Yusho, officially opens tonight at 5pm, according to a note posted on its Facebook page. Details magazine went out on a limb and declared it one of the country's best new bars, presumably sight unseen and drink untasted.

The bar is named for White Stockings (which became the Cubs) player turned evangelist and temperance activist William Ashley "Billy" Sunday. Look for cocktails ranging from classic to contemporary -- some familiar to those who do at Yusho -- and a food menu that's mostly small plates, heavy on pickles and preserves.

Billy Sunday is located at 3143 W. Logan Blvd., next to Dunlay's on the Square. Hours are 5pm to 2am every day.

 
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Pete / January 24, 2013 2:59 PM

Just a nitpick: Sunday actually played for the Cubs (then known as the White Stockings). But I love to see a cocktail lounge named after a temperance crusader.

Andrew Huff / January 24, 2013 4:51 PM

Not a nitpick at all. Thanks for the correction, Pete, it's been made.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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