With its French country interior and an exterior designed to make diners feel like they are inside a Claude Monet painting, Rat’s Restaurant (named for a character from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows) is a singular dining experience.

In 2021, it feels fitting to pay tribute to the culture of the 100-year-old decade, and I got to do just that through food, drink, and entertainment when I visited Farns & Rail, a secret upstairs compartment of Old Town Pub (formerly The Farnsworth House) on historic Farnsworth Avenue in…

"Thankfully, he never took his shirt off, as many older guys did on hot days; apparently, even a guy nicknamed 'Smelly' can retain a modicum of decency."