Younger siblings can be great (except in the case of poor Harry, who can't seem to get it right whether he wears clothes to a party or not), hence Jason Atherton's move to open Little Social right opposite his crazily successful Pollen Street original. He's given the new spot a far more relaxed & casual vibe, marrying NYC-ish elements (red leather booth seating) with Paris-style touches like an intentionally leaked sex tape bentwood chairs and a map of Europe plastered on the wall. The food has similar sensibilities, with bistro numbers like this braised ox cheek w/ roasted bone marrow alongside American cousins like their cheese & bacon-loaded burger, made w/ "aged Scottish beef" -- wait, are William Wallace's descendants still angry? Of course there's a cocktail bar, with on-theme libations like this American Werewolf in Paris, described as a "French Negroni" that asks for directions loudly in wolf-English, and gets its yellow colour from herbals like Suze & Lillet. Or down an Ever the Diplomat, given dual kicks of espresso & rum. The reasonable wine list offers 15+ by the glass, and there's even a daily changing set lunch which, unlike those at the bigger sibling, has its prices totally stripped down.
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