Try it Tuesday-Chicago #80

The place: Range

The eats:
Fried olives + spicy citrus oil
Arugula salad; roasted pear, sheep cheese, almonds, apples-fig vinaigrette
Bacon flat bread; caramelized-pepper bacon, blue cheese, brussel sprouts, peanuts
Buttermilk fried chicken; smoked gouda waffle, maple-thyme butter sauce

The cocktails:
Harvest; rye whiskey, walnut liqueur, maple syrup, lemon juice, rhubarb bitters, rosemary sprig
Granddaddy's leaf-pile; triple-smoke whiskey, oak-aged sugar, Chesapeake-Bay bitters, cherry, lemon peal

The review: This spot just opened up and peaked our attention because it's nearby our apartment. After looking at their menu, style, cocktails & food, we decided we had to try it. They definitely had the right idea with the atmosphere, which we always love. My cocktail was good (harvest), E's was really not at all -- never a good start to a meal! The food was good, but nothing knocked our socks off. It was kind of like... this has all been done before many times and wasn't executed any better. Slightly bummed, we really wanted to love this place!