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Known for its retro sign touting “the coldest beer in town,” this longstanding liquor store in Highland Park got a facelift in 2016 when Jeremy Fall (Golden Box, Nighthawk Breakfast Bar) bought the space and added a “secret” eatery. The booze-buying part remains intact, and though Svedka, Popov, and other mainstream brands are available, so are sophisticated elixirs like Pappy Van Winkle and locally produced spirits and beers. Approach the cashier with the password (“do you sell birthday candles?”) and you’ll be ushered through an “Employees Only” door and into the real lure: a high-grade deli where sandwiches like roast beef with yuzu dressing are served with beer pairings.

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Tinfoil: Liquor & Grocery

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Known for its retro sign touting “the coldest beer in town,” this longstanding liquor store in Highland Park got a facelift in 2016 when Jeremy Fall (Golden Box, Nighthawk Breakfast Bar) bought the space and added a “secret” eatery. The booze-buying part remains intact, and though Svedka, Popov, and other mainstream brands are available, so are sophisticated elixirs like Pappy Van Winkle and locally produced spirits and beers. Approach the cashier with the password (“do you sell birthday candles?”) and you’ll be ushered through an “Employees Only” door and into the real lure: a high-grade deli where sandwiches like roast beef with yuzu dressing are served with beer pairings.