Offbeat eateries -- Tommy Gun's Garage


Tired of the same old Applebee's and Cracker Barrel fare? Well, fortunately, you're living in the 21st century, where choice reigns. We've pulled together some suggestions for places that offer novel dining experiences.

Nothing spices up dinner like a bit of gunplay among gangsters. For the ultimate in American second-amendment culture and dining, grab your gat, your fedora and your moll, jump in the Cord and head to Tommy Gun's Garage Restaurant in Chicago.

The Speakeasy-themed restaurant offers an immersive gangster experience right from the door, where a bouncer demands a password before allowing you access. Once inside, hoods and molls take your order and serve typical Chicago fare, heavy on meat as befits the 'hog butcher to the world.'

Dinner is followed by a light-hearted review including song, dance, police raids, and gunplay. For those nostalgic for the era of massacres and bootleggers, Tommy Gun's is aces.