Try it Tuesday-Chicago #71

The place: The Southern

The eats:
Country ham crostinis; grilled sourdough, virginia ham, ricotta, shaved summer melon, arugula
Smoked mac 'n' cheese; elbow pasta with local smoked cheddar and breadcrumbs
Grilled peach salad; arugula, white balsamic, feta cheese, pecans, pickled vidalia onion
Shiner bock mussels; steamed with beer, hot sauce, ham hock and cornbread

The review: Another place that has been on our list forever, finally checked off! The atmosphere here is pretty good, inside and out. We started our dinner with drinks -- solid cocktail menu and bourbon list, I must admit. As for the food, we thought it was OK. We really enjoyed most things we got, but nothing blew us away. I think we would go back, but likely just to swing by to sit on the patio for a drink.