Mobsters in TV and movies always seem to have huge appetites, from Tony Soprano eating sandwiches at Satriale's, to Tony Soprano ordering the onion rings in the final episode that you just know were in no way "for the table". For a resto catering to the boss in you, check out Crimson Canary.
A new concept from the Interstate Kitchen & Bar owners that's taking over Speer on Thursday, Canary plates Italian-American comfort classics in an atmosphere that’ll make you feel like you're in a "Gotti mobster hangout", thanks to blingin' chandeliers, blood-red mylar wallpaper, and "Brooklyn Bridge-style hard steel", because all the Real Steel was deemed too old and beat up to ever work...until it met Hugh Jackman and his estranged son!!! Whet those taste buds with smaller stuff like housemade salumi (Capicola/ Parma/ Speck), caprese w/ housemade mozzarella, mussels w/ Italian sausage, and fried calamari with sweet basil & leon, a dish fit for a Kings of. Mains include paninis with house-smoked hot pastrami, classics (pork osso buco, linguini & clams, veal scallopini), plus twists on standbys like shrimp risotto with pancetta and sweet peppers, and a T-bone with stuffed tomato & gorgonzola crostini, or "little toasts", which Wee Man enjoys giving at weddings before taking his tiny pants off and skateboarding into the cake.
They're also pouring plenty of Italian liqueurs: Zardetto and Secco Prosecco, Limoncello, and Fernet Branca, as well as boot-brews like Peroni and Moretti, enough of will have you completely unsure of exactly what just happened, except that that dude was wearing a seriously sweet Members Only jacket.