The Southern is a central gathering place where the tallest order of the day is a cocktail, conversation and relaxation. Taking its cue from the laid back way of southern life, this low-down Bucktown bar offers a deep selection of small batch bourbons, micro-brews, hearty whiskeys and plenty of specialty drinks. When hunger strikes - as it always does when people get together – Executive Chef Cary Taylor satisfies with a menu that raises the bar on bar food. Influenced by his southern background, Taylor uses ingredients from local farmers and sustainable sources for dishes like fried green tomatoes, Johnny cakes with chow chow and Charleston-style crab cakes. For bigger appetites, expect to find soul-satisfying braised pork shank and grilled shrimp with grits.