CLOUD SURFER / $12 — Clear Creek Pear Brandy, Cream of Coconut, Pineapple, Lime, Allspice, Pineapple-Vanilla Foam
This beauty is on our menu tonight. Get her while you can.
Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (France, 1966)
After nearly a decade as American Vogue‘s most subversive fashion photographer, William Klein made this wild, pseudo-vérité incursion into the world of Parisian haute couture. Elegant, scathing humor ties together the various strands of this alternately glamorous and grotesque portrait of American in Paris Polly Maggoo (Dorothy MacGowan), an Alice in Wonderland supermodel who becomes the pinup plaything of media hounds and the fragmented fantasy of haunted Prince Igor (Sami Frey). Klein’s first fiction film is a daring deflation of cultural pretensions and institutions, dressed up in brilliant black and white.
Wow, we’re in pretty good company! ZAGAT just named us as one of “16 Must-Try Cocktail Destinations Around the U.S.”.
Chicago: The Whistler
“Fantastic”, “well-crafted” cocktails come with a surprisingly “easygoing vibe” at this Logan Square lounge, still maintaining its high mixology standards even “without Paul McGee behind the bar”; rotating between DJs and live music nightly, the “tiny” yet “comfortable” space draws the “creative elite” while ensuring everyone feels “welcome” (whether in “jeans or a suit”), plus it’s “cheaper than other similar establishments.”
We’re honored to have one of our drinks included in Gaz Regan’s 101 BEST NEW COCKTAILS!
Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy! The combination of Fernet, Bénédictine, and pineapple juice, all lying on a bed of Lemon Hart 151 with pineapple juice sweetening the deal and Angostura jumping in there to make you sit up and take notice is a treat you’ll never forget. Billy has sold me on Tiki. Something I never thought would happen
via Uncanned Music:
COLLECTION SELECTION: Billy Helmkamp
This week at Trenchermen we are proud to host Billy Helmkamp, co-founder and general duty filler for multifarious Chicago cultural institution The Whistler, Logan Square’s now infamous neighborhood cocktail bar slash art gallery slash music venue slash record label slash print publication slash everything a modern-day finer-things enthusiast might find appealing. Helmkamp was kind enough to open the doors of his new home in suburban Logan Square to my camera-armed curiosity, here serving as a preview to the records he’ll be playing on Monday May 20th, 2013 at our casual appreciators hang in the Trench Bar…
Read more at Uncanned Music.
SOUTH POLE SWIZZLE / $10 — Letherbee Gin, Gilka Kümmel, Passion Fruit, Honey, Lemon, Angostura Bitters, Orange Twist