When most people think of Duke of Perth, a Scottish bar in Lake View with more than 75 types of single-malt whiskey on its menu, they think of the following: 1. whiskey (duh), 2. endless fish and chips, 3. green peas, and 4. the back patio, with a pretty cherry tree (or at least what looks like a cherry tree, but I’m no dendrologist) in the middle.

My father, who was visiting from Kentucky last weekend, will forever associate Duke of Perth with one particularly robust creature that shuffled its way through the flowerbeds as we sipped beers mere feet away on Saturday night… read more »