At Central Standard, a Few Drinks From This Time Zone

We had a Saturday night Sazerac at the new River North bar.

River North has seen a flood of gastropub openings in recent weeks, but one place’s shtick piqued our interest enough to take a gander on Saturday night: At Central Standard, both the drinks and the eats pay homage to the tastes of our time zone.

Think Sazeracs (a classic New Orleans cocktail), a Cherry Collins featuring fruit from Michigan, and stick-to-your-ribs fare. The crowd was sparse (perhaps people were resting up for an intense morning of Easter egg hunting?), making the scene in the industrial-chic space seem a bit low-key.

But perhaps all this place needs in order to catch on is, well, time.

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