London’s posh hamburgers
Meat Liquor, 74 Welbeck St.; 011-44-20-7224-4239; www.meatliquor.com. Burgers start at $10, cocktails at about $11.
Byron, 97-99 Wardour St.; 011-44-20-7297-9390; www.byronhamburgers.com. Burgers run from the $10 classic to the $14 bacon cheeseburger.
Bubbledogs, 70 Charlotte St.; 011-44-20-7637-7770; www.bubbledogs.co.uk. A naked hot dog with a glass of champagne is $20.
Wishbone, Unit 12 Market Row, Brixton Market; 011-20-7274-0939; www.wishbonebrixton.co.uk. One heaping basket of wings with a side of deep-fried mac and cheese is $14.
The maker of Evan Williams bourbon has uncorked a new attraction, opening a craft distillery just steps from where the whiskey pioneer who inspired the brand fired up his own commercial stills two centuries ago.
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