Unlike Similac Baby Formula, which is unfairly reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine can also be consumed by adults. Separate the towerers from the toddlers with today’s deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale wine and seasonal American fare at In Fine Spirits in Andersonville. In Fine Spirits is a locally owned establishment known for its knowledgeable staff, excellent libations, and walls that can’t weep. Today’s Groupon is valid for dine-in only at In Fine Spirits’ lounge, not in the retail store.
Choose from more than 60 hand-selected wines, a parade of seasonal cocktails, and a hearty assemblage of craft beers that changes from week to week. Chef Marianne Sundquist crafted In Fine Spirits’ menu of seasonal American plates to include locally farmed, artisan, and organic products whenever possible. Complement a fiery spirit, in a glass or in a soul-capsule, with a colorful variety of olives ($5), or savor a cold plate of duck confit rillette in brown sugar, five spice, and thyme ($6). Gourmet flatbreads ($9–$10) sate carb cravings, while hot plates ($8–$14) fill substantial appetites. All menus shift seasonally, proving In Fine Spirits is part of the natural order and not an android posing as a dining destination.
Drinking wine is like slipping a pair of rose-tinted glasses on your mind. The peaceful pour works quickly to enhance pleasantries (your dining companion, your meal, your hand-cobbled variegated-corn-ear loafers) while sentencing all your worries to a time-out in the corner. Even valid concerns such as “I’m being robbed now,” “I’m on fire,” or “This koala is stuck to my face” are banished in warm breezes on In Fine Spirits’ outdoor patio or amongst the warm colors of the bar. Combined with small plates of delectable victuals, and shared with a group of friends, family, or befuddled strangers, today’s Groupon experience will calm the mind and fill the four-chambered belly.
Yelpers and five Citysearchers give In Fine Spirits 4.5 stars. Check out what Centerstage and Time Out Chicago have to say: > * In Fine Spirits, one of those wine shops responsible for educating the masses on craft liqueurs and beers, got hip to the game and decided 2008 was an excellent year to open a wine bar in Andersonville. IFS store owners Shane and Jill Kissack partnered with Continuum Studio owners Johnnie Grozenski and Paul Hasenwinkel to create the wallet-friendly love-child known as the In Fine Spirits Lounge. – Nola Akiwowo, Centerstage > * The place is very comfortable and the music just enough in the background to keep the great vibe going. – johnniebgud, Citysearch > * Service was awesome, the bartender-or should I say mixologist-was super engaging and incredibly knowledgable. From the time we walked in we felt right at home, the staff seems genuinely excited about what they’re doing…short but deep craft beer list, A-Z wine list with a lot of interesting and affordable choices, and AMAZING cocktails. – Beezley, Citysearch
5420 N Clark St.
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