For my first outing in Logan Square, literally my first ever, Longman & Eagle gave me a beautiful look into the area’s scene. When walking into the whiskey bar and eatery, the first thoughts going through my head were about the rustic and relaxed atmosphere, plus there was the amazing whiskey and food smells. Absolutely a sense pleaser. I remember telling KB, “I want to roll around in whatever that smell it.” What am I a dog?
It was exactly my type of dive, except it has a Michelin Star – so would it be considered a dive? It’s absolutely low key, even the exterior is nonchalant.
The drink is where this place lost me.. The bartender mixes our two old fashioneds and delivers them to us by way of upward open palm. My initial reaction upon seeing these once delicious, satisfying, and timeless beverage was, “NO F****** CHERRY!” There wasn’t even an orange peel. That was because the drinks were made with orange peel zest, apparently the way old fashioneds were originally made.
Either way, I wasn’t impressed. The drink was too fruity for me – I like my old fashioneds with a bite. Luckily, for Longman & Eagle and myself, the gentleman sitting to my right, Isreal, was a Bullet Whiskey social media manager. We got to talking, and he offered to buy our next round if we took it with Bullet rye. The Bullet rye saved the taste of this drink, but not the display. Cheers to you, Isreal and Bullet! KB and I appreciated the round!
TIL: KB has come to the bright side, and she could pound those fruity old fashioneds all night.