November 5, 2007

Wilson's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, 1118-20-22 Wilson, circa 1930s

Matchbook from Wilson's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, 1118-20-22 Wilson, circa 1930s. What a swanky looking joint! The below image, captured from Google, shows the address today. It is just to the west of the Wilson Broadway Mall.

It's time for another 1930s cocktail. If you don't have absinthe handy, you can replace with anisette. (Although no longer available in the U.S., you can order absinthe online.)
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Absinthe
1/2 part Italian Vermouth
1/2 part Brandy
Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Add cherry and squeeze lemon peel on top.
Recipe from The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930


Uptown Updater said...

Directly across the street from this is the vacant CTA owned building that the gentleman jingles his spare change can in front of. According to the Uptown Historical Map, this used to be a Billiard Hall. Its actually a large building judging from the Wilson El Platform...why it is still vacant is beyond me.

clarendon park said...

I remember the wilson village restaurant,in the front window there was a small fish pond.I believe the Moy and Chin ran it then. After it closed, they ran a pizza joint up on green bay rd. sometime after that BOB CHINS restaurant opened in Wheeling, the rest is history.


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