One of the high-octane cocktails found at Barton G., the BG Moonshine ($26) is a blend of Ketel One peach vodka, mezcal, Cointreau and pisco served from a steampunk-styled machination.
Playing with your food might be considered a childish indulgence, but don’t tell the folks at Barton G. The Restaurant. The newly opened outpost of the outlandish Miami-based eatery holds nothing back in crafting its massive, artsy vehicles used to deliver dishes like flaky lobster pop-tarts ($24) served in a toaster or cotton candy ($33) designed to look like a pompadour worthy of Marie Antoinette. Drinks, too, get the royal treatment, with liquid nitrogen sending misty waves across boozy tipples like the Grey Goose Citron-spiked Diamonds Are Forever ($27), served on a glittering platter with a vodka Popsicle prettily placed in a ring box. Half the fun comes in seeing what nearby tables order—when food is this entertaining, there’s no need to hold your applause. 415 N. Dearborn St., 312.260.5050,
Photography by: Scott Clinton/Courtesy of Barton G