Best Of 2016

Best hometown homage on a cocktail menu: OX & FIELDS

Best hometown homage on a cocktail menu

There’s plenty to like at Ox & Fields at the northern end of Seminole Heights. But before you get to the newcomer’s flavorful plates, you’re hit with a locally inspired beverage lineup, with cocktails named after the eatery’s surrounding neighbors — Mermaid Tavern, The Refinery and so on. It’s easy to be drawn to a drink’s title even before looking at its ingredients. But don’t think the allure of these cocktails comes down to just their names; they pack a tasty punch. We recommend The Nebraska, featuring Michter’s whiskey, cherry brandy, Angostura bitters and egg white froth. —Chris Fasick