• Chefs + Dives: Whirlaway Lounge, Chicago

    5 monthes ago - By Imbibe Magazine

    Maria Jaimes bought the Whirlaway Lounge in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood in 1980, and like many neighborhood bars, it quickly became a home away from home for locals. Even today when newcomers pull up a barstool, Jaimes welcomes them with a shot on the house. “It's my tradition,” she says. “Are you new to the neighborhood?”
    While Whirlaway has the expected DIY aesthetic of a dive bar (complete with sports memorabilia from every Chicago team, weathered furniture and a jumbled pile of board games), the soul of the place has been formed by Jaimes, a sort of surrogate mother to many of...
    Read more ...