Robbie McGrath is a bartender in the grand tradition. He tells stories. Cracks jokes. And has an undisputed signature drink.A Minnesota native, McGrath went on to open three restaurants in downstate Illinois in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, all named Robbie’s. McGrath, however, has moved on: “I came out here 10 years ago to visit my sister and moved here six weeks later.”
For the past five years...