Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest 2014

Ready for the 2nd annual 2014 Lakeview Taco Fest on Southport?  This year it will be Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21 on Southport between Addison and Newport.

Saturday from Noon to 10pm  and Sunday from Noon to 9pm.

Detailed information can be found here.








Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Butcher's Tap Menu

Looking forward to August's opening of The Butcher's Tap at 3553 N. Southport?  Take a look at their menu (parts are obviously in draft form).
"Aiming to take on a classic butcher’s shop vibe, the concept is simple: Quality meats cut in house, and ground lamb, beef,and bison all grass fed, and ground right in our kitchen."
Click the graphic below to zoom in.


Wheelhouse Wrigley re-branding as 'The Butcher's Tap' in August

Back in the day before Wheel House Wrigley and Messner's, this space was a butcher shop.

Re-branding is taking place once again and the new space will be called The Butcher's Tap as a "Farm to Table" restaurant and craft beer concept.  According to the City of Chicago's business permit website, "The Butcher's Tap" was approved in February of 2014.

Look for an August 2014 opening.




Panera Bread at Ashland and School Falls Through; Target Development Not Happening

According to the latest flyers from Cushman &Wakefield, Panera Bread is no longer coming to Ashland and School and they are re-releasing it to market.  Vitamin Shoppe is a go, and Target is no longer pictured on the map.



Monday, July 21, 2014

#TBT - Justin's Chicago Tribune Ad from July 21, 1989

Remember Happy Hours?


FEW Spirits Cocktail Night at Southport & Irving (SIP) Saturday, July 26

Meet FEW’s master distiller/owner Paul Hletko, sample craft spirits and enjoy handcrafted cocktails from guest master mixologist Ergys Dizdari Southport & Irving (SIP) welcomes Evanston-based FEW Spirits for a special cocktail night on Saturday, July 26 from 7-9 p.m. The event features a meet and greet with master distiller/owner Paul Hletko, education and tasting notes from brand ambassador Alison Mouratis, samples of FEW’s handcrafted spirits, plus raffles and giveaways including distillery tours, FEW monogrammed merchandise and wearables. Master Mixologist Ergys Dizdari (of Filini and Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel) has created a special cocktail list for the evening ($8-$12) and serves as guest bartender for the event. There is no cover charge and a cash bar. Reservations recommended by calling 773-857-2890. Please visit southportandirving.com for more info.

Your Southport Corridor "For Sale" Town-Home of the Day: 3401 N Janssen Avenue, Apt. B, Chicago, IL 60657

Listed at $459,900 - see the full listing here.




Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Berghoff Brewery Tap Takeover at Southport & Irving (SIP) Thursday, July 17, 2014

SIP hosts Chicago-based Berghoff Brewery, an iconic 127-year-old company that rebranded its more mainstream German-style beers into modern, premium ingredient German-inspired craft beers in 2013, at this special tap takeover and beer night. The walk-around event features education and Q&A with owner Ben Minkoff and brand manager Tim Lucas, raffles and giveaways for prizes such as Chicago Cubs tickets, food and drink vouchers for the 29th Annual Berghoff Oktoberfest held September 10-12 at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Plaza (230 South Dearborn Street) and logoed Berghoff gear including shirts, glasses and jerseys. Be one of the first in Chicago to try the just-launched Shambler, a limited release Radler made with granola and multi-grain, and one of the last to enjoy the Solstice Wit; the brewery has nearly sold out of the limited release summer seasonal in Chicago. Two year-round beers will also be on offer, including the honey-and molasses-spiked Germaniac Pale Ale and the Altbier-inspired Sir Dunkle Crispy Dark Lager. Beers range from $5-$7 each and will also be offered as a flight of four for $8 (four-ounce samples). Reservations are recommended via 773-857-2890. There is no cover for the event and the beers are on consumption/cash bar. A beer-friendly small plates menu will be on offer during the event (prices vary). The event starts at 7 p.m. at SIP is open from 5 p.m.-midnight on July 17.

Your Southport Corridor "For Sale" Loft of the Day: 1635 W Belmont Avenue Apt. 501, Chicago, IL 60657

Listed at $559,000 - see the full listing here.



Friday, July 11, 2014

Save the Date! Mutt Strut is Saturday, September 13, 2014

Chicago Canine Rescue’s 11th Annual Mutt Strut, on Saturday, September 13, 2014, is one of Chicago’s premier, outdoor, pet and family friendly events. 

The 1.5 mile walk takes place in the Lakeview neighborhood passing by historic Wrigley Field and finishing up with a fun-filled block party. Walk participants will enjoy a goody bag, give-a-ways, silent auction, music, contests, activities, prizes, food and refreshments. Our adoptable dogs will be on hand to enjoy the day as well, and their presence reminds us all that Chicago Canine Rescue’s existence is vital to them.

To register, click here!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Navy Pier to get Boutique Hotel

Renovations are currently taking place at Chicago's Navy Pier, and now a hotel will be added to the mix according to DNAInfo Chicago.  Here are the newly release proposed renderings:






















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