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Haggis and Scotch eggs for Robert Burns' birthday at Fountainhead Chicago

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You need not hop a flight to Scotland to sip fine Scotch, listen to poetry by Burns and finally have at a hunk of haggis.

Fountainhead, a craft beer and whiskey bar and farm-to-table restaurant in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood, honors the birthday of the National Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns with Scotch whiskey and a touch of Scottish food.

While his actual birthday is January 25th, Fountainhead has decided to celebrate his 255th birthday during an entire weekend of celebrations beginning on Thursday, January 23rd and lasting until close on Saturday night. Nips and pints will be available priced from $11-$16. In addition, try Scotch whiskey flights (three .5oz pours) ranging from $11-$20 and Scotch whiskey-based cocktails ranging from $10-$14.

Chef Cleetus Friedman has created the following Scottish specialties to celebrate:

  • Scottish scone with ham & dried currants
  • Scotch egg with horseradish mustard cream sauce
  • Haggis patties with whipped sweet potato & braised greens, pan gravy

Haggis, for the initiated, is a savory innards and oats melange that is usually stuffed inside a sheep's stomach and boiled. Perhaps that's why whiskey is the perfect accompaniment. See the video for details.

Fountainhead Chicago
1970 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL
(773) 697-8204

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