They say nothing good happens after 2am, but with food, the cut-off's more like midnight, after which Moons Over My Hammy will be the only meal you go HAM on (see: Urban Dictionary, 2007 Ed). Staying up later to serve you better: RedFork Tavern, grand opening the 24th
Rolling out food + drink right up 'til two, Red's a brick-and-mirror-lined, breezily industrial 75-seater armed with a smoker-friendly patio, and headed up by Craft and W vet Jeff Harris, who's aiming for a place "you'd want to go to on your day off" -- assuming you're not driving 15hrs to see the Cubs lose. The cocktail menu -- from Belmont/Smoke's Brian McCullough -- covers signatures from his now-legendary Ice Pick, to the Macallan 12-bolstered Two By Four, to the Chile Sangrita (Cazadores Reposado, Paula's TX Orange, 'peno OJ reduction, basil habanero Rioja syrup), to the Isaac: rum, coconut milk & water, Velvet Falernum, more b-h-r syrup, Angostura, opal basil, and the Love Boat's real "sweetest reward", an awesome, awesome mustache. Brunch offers bearnaise-sauced steak & eggs and créme-fraiche French toast, while dinner's got a speck & coppa sandwich, market fish w/ gnocchi, and a plate of bratwurst and veal sweetbreads -- "sweetbread" unfortunately also being a pickup line you used while stalking Small Wonder.
Late-night centers around brick-oven pizzas (smoked chicken, caramelized onion & bleu cheese...), and mostly Texas small-farm charcuterie and cheese boards loadable with everything from Humboldt Fog to country ham -- also found in the delicious late-night meal, Moons Over Ala-hamma.