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Margaret and Rachelle Take on 15 Little Drinks

By Margaret Lyons in Food on Jun 29, 2004 4:32PM

Tiny TinisChicagoist Girl Squad hit up the swank bar/restaurant Aria last night to sample their July drink special: the tiny tini. Starting this Thursday, for a scant $12, you get five baby boozes and two appetizers—for reals, the drinks were strong enough to make even a boozehound blush.

The eats were none too shabby either; there was even some tasty vegetarian fare. Might we recommend the risotto balls? Rawr. Grilled pepper beef with blue cheese, crab cakes, aloo samosa, and Aria’s freshly-made nan also earned high marks.

Yeah, as much as CGS likes eating, we’re pretty aria_naan.jpghappy to stick to drinking. And drink we did. We washed down five martinis (each) with five glasses of sangria (together): red, white, mango, passion fruit, and coconut. All in all, we give Aria four kinda drunk thumbs up. It’s a class act.