Abe Conlon Blurs the Lines Between Food and Drink

Chandra Ram

When it comes to food and drink, it’s tempting for chefs and bartenders to stay in their respective lanes. But when Abe Conlon, chef/co-owner of Chicago’s Fat Rice, saw an opportunity to open The Ladies’ Room, the bar adjacent to his restaurant, he took it with the intention of blurring the lines between food and drink.