Authors and alcohol have long formed a tight bond, and the wordsmith mixologists behind Backspace take this as an inspiration — found in tweets about the 50 most beautiful words in the English language and signature cocktails including a mint julep made from William Faulkner's recipe: whiskey, sugar, ice and crushed fresh mint in a metal cup. Sloppy Joes are now on the food menu. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
The Whitman roast beef sandwich combines roasted tenderloin tips, fried oysters, Swiss cheese and gravy on a ciabatta roll. A hot meatloaf sandwich is dressed with cheese on a sweet brioche bun and served with chips and a pickle. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $