Monday, March 25, 2013
Recently Ousted RL Bartenders Have Landed At Local Chicago To The Delight Of Their Fans
Curt Rose (left) and Russell Shulman (Photo: Jorge Gera Photography)
Expect the cocktails to be a whole lot better at Local Chicago now that two veteran bartenders have landed behind the stick.
Longtime RL drink makers Curt Rose and Russell Shulman were recently ousted from the Mag Mile social gathering spot (after 14 years!), and we're certain their fans will be happy to know that they're in a spot just a few blocks away.
Rose and Shulman may not be fixtures on Chicago's burgeoning mixology scene, and I seriously doubt they'd enter any of the cocktail competitions always happening around town, but these guys know how to make solid drinks. They're celebrities in their own right. Trust me on this.
I feel as though this team will have a lot more freedom to do what they want with the cocktail program. Right now, their menu updates the classics, including the St. Marks Manhattan with Buffalo Trace bourbon and Carpano Antica, Hancock Sling (hibiscus-infused gin, cherry heering, housemade grenadine) and Modern Man’s Old Fashioned with Templeton Rye and saffron sugar.
Local Chicago is owned by the same team behind Chicago Cut Steakhouse.