Bigger isn't always better, as evidenced by phones, computers, and mid-Nineties musicians, who prove that good things come in small rappers, despite what Leoshi and her baller boyfriend might think. Making your boozy wishes come true in a tiny bar: Sidecar 11.
Such a small joint leaves little room for big food, but Sidecar manages nicely with garlic steak or chicken skewers, sammies including a three cheese panini, flatbread pizzas, and warm cookies for dessert -- although eat enough of them, and you will not look good, and no one will call you.
The emphasis that Sidecar 11 pays to rare and vintage bottles of alcohol is rare these days. The Mississippi bar has become renowned for uncorking historical concoctions that management mysteriously acquires -- from a 99-year-old vermouth to a Blandy's Bual Madeira from 1920 -- and pouring them as monthly specials. Sure, sometimes that means what results is a $40 Manhattan, but it's about the love of discovery. Of course, contemporary sips are on offer, too: from a wide-ranging list of takes on the Manhattan to vintage-style cocktails recreated with today's booze.