Lollipops and whiskey at Dougherty's
"How many of you are there?" he asked. "Let me send you over some."
Dougherty's, which I review in this week's Westword, is a half-Irish pub/restaurant and total neighborhood bar -- a bar any neighborhood would be lucky to have. It's located at 5 East Ellsworth Avenue, about ten blocks away from the Fainting Goat, another half-Irish joint at 846 Broadway that I also write about this week.
Between visits to those two local polestars, I tried a different kind of neighborhood joint: Pho-Yo, a combination pho shop and frozen yogurt stand that just opened in Aurora, and is so much better than such a simple description makes it sound that you'll just have to read all about it to understand.
Which you can do tomorrow, right here at www.westword.com, or out on the street holding a newspaper in your sweaty little hands, just like god and R.W. "Johnny" Apple intended.