It will be interesting to see if there’s anyone to object to the name of Billy Sunday for a bar; the former White Stockings player turned teetotaling fundamentalist preacher was one of the most popular evangelists in American history, and his connection to food is that some claim the “sundae” was invented as an alternative to drink with his name in mind. But he didn’t leave an organization behind to object to his name being associated with Demon Rum, so probably Logan Square’s Billy Sunday is in the clear. Anyway, it’s from Matthias Merges of Yusho, with Alex Bachman, the extremely well-informed cocktail chief at Yusho, taking over the cocktail program at the new spot, while food will be inspired by “old-time Sunday suppers.” They hope to be open by the end of October at 3143 W. Logan Boulevard. [Tribune]
Billy Sunday in his baseball days.