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Old 05-19-2010, 06:44 PM
 
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How do we know "The Piggery" is not trying to appeal to hipsters?
There's no vintage "Old Style" sign.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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There's no vintage "Old Style" sign.
Not yet at least.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Mokena, Illinois
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It's a damn good drink, and I'm not going to let some hipsters mess it up for me. I love a good bourbon Manhattan.
Me too! Jack Manhattan or Jack Old Fashioned. My go-to drink forever.

Sorry just noticed this thread is 2 years old. Got excited at the mention of a bourbon manhattan.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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they'll probably be drinking tom collins soon, w/ some really cheap mix.

I'm surprised they don't drink those *club* drinks that come in a can or chelada, or maybe some good old donald duck orange juice and some cheap knotty head.

gin and tonic is still an acceptable non hipster fad drink right? :I I can't keep up with the hipster stuff.

wtf happens at a supper club.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:22 PM
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It's a damn good drink, and I'm not going to let some hipsters mess it up for me. I love a good bourbon Manhattan.
I'm with you, I don't care what the hipsters drink, pour the Makers Mark.

As far as supper clubs are concerned, I had to google the term to know what it was supposed to be, and I'm still not quite sure I get it.

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Old 05-19-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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I'm with you, I don't care what the hipsters drink, pour the Makers Mark.

As far as supper clubs are concerned, I had to google the term to know what it was supposed to be, and I'm still not quite sure I get it.
You'll need to spend more time in Wisconsin to truly understand.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm with you, I don't care what the hipsters drink, pour the Makers Mark.

As far as supper clubs are concerned, I had to google the term to know what it was supposed to be, and I'm still not quite sure I get it.
See posts #8 and #10 for Vol. I and Vol. II, respectively, of my treatise on supper clubs. For a classical Chicago-style take on the concept, see Twin Anchors (less formal) or Gale Street Inn (more formal). Biasetti's -- which for decades occupied the space that was occupied by Cordis Brothers until a few weeks ago and is now occupied by The Piggery -- was another great example of the Chicago version. I'm still sad that place is gone. They had the best bang-for-the-buck steak in the city, hands down.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Default Supper Club

A supper club in the day was an establishment with full bar service that only served full meals in the evening and usually had live music 3 or 4 nights a week. Steak was a staple on the menu. It could be very upscale or not. Two things were common dim lights and a generous drink that didn't come from the speed rack. And men wore expected to wer suits; women in dresses or skirts. The upscale club had more of a reserved country club ambience where a jacket and tie ws mandatory and wome were expected to wear appropriate envening wear.

Some morephed into nice family restaurants where casual wear was more acceptable. I expect the elegant upscale eateryt is much the same with rules for appropriate attire. .



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You'll need to spend more time in Wisconsin to truly understand.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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Also included: relish tray, crunchy breadsticks, giant iceburg salad w/sterling silver boat full of drsssing, cup of brothy soup, white table cloth.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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This thread is hilarious, because the other day I was walking down Milwaukee Ave and noticed an old supper club that has been long out of business; it is near the intersection Milwaukke and Paulina, and I thought it would be hilarious if the place re-opened up as some sort of hip version of a supper club, serving vegan and vegetarian fare within the confines of a purposely sarcastic supper club mock-up, even going as far as having some old time stand-up comic. The waiters could wear white jackets and bow ties.

Also - here is a good example of some of the garishness and cheesiness of the supper club, from that long-gone era...The Gobbler:

LILEKS (James) :: the Gobbler
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