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Parson’s x El Buho

Earlier this year, the Parson’s team collaborated with El Buho Mezcal on a limited edition bottling of a Parson’s Mezcal, and to celebrate we’re having an industry hang on Monday, July 16!

Join us at 3pm for a very special Q&A with Octavio and Pepe from El Buho to learn all about our mezcal from the folks who helped make it. PLUS, $1 from each El Buho dink and shot will be donated to the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

Come join us for an afternoon of mezcal and good ol’ fashion chooglin to support a great cause!

 

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SHIFT-EASE + THE OUTPOST:

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Tonight is a double whammy of good drinks and good vibes at Lost Lake.

It’s the final night of The Outpost, bartender Matthew Colin Clark’s homage to the safe havens created by small town gay bars across the country. From Matthew: “I’m inspired by small town gay bars, and the ways they can become a haven and home for those outcast and marginalized by society-at-large. Everyone deserves a little escape for the price of a drink, and The Outpost is an expression of my own escapist ‘tiki’ fantasy through the lens of a country western gay bar.”

On top of that, SHIFT-EASE, Lost Lake’s monthly charitable party, is back, this time fighting the adminstration’s actions at the border. Profits from Shift-Ease drink sales will directly benefit Organized Communities Against Deportation, an undocumented-led group that organizes against deportations, detention, criminalization and incarceration of Black, brown, and immigrant communities in Chicago and the surrounding areas.

The Outpost is open at 5pm, and Shift-Ease gets going at 9pm — come and post up for the night!

Dear Carmencita

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The Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel, Johalla Projects and Land and Sea Dept. are excited to collaborate on Dear Carmencita, a pop-up bar experience celebrating the Art Institute’s forthcoming exhibition, John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age.

Stay tuned for additonal details!

MODERN MACRAME WORKSHOP

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Join Emily Katz, author of Modern Macrame, for a wall hanging workshop at Land and Sea Dept. on Friday, July 20!

In the class, Emily will demonstrate a handful of her favorite knotting techniques, and show you how to get started on your wall hanging. You will design and create your own macramé wall hanging with Emily’s expert guidance and support. All the materials you need to complete your unique piece of art will be provided, and each participant also will receive a curated gift bag full of special goodies.

Grab your tickets and find out more info here!

LSD x Hopewell

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Land and Sea Dept. collaborated with Hopewell Brewing on a custom beer! 

Bar teams from Parson’s Chicken & Fish, Longman & Eagle, and Game Room (Charlie Schott, Tony Correale, and Dave Thompson, respectively), headed to Hopewell to collaborate with their team (owners Stephen Bossu, Samantha Lee, and Jonathan Fritz) on the beer, which is a summertime crusher (no surprises there), which packs the big punch of Ekuanot and Dr. Rudi hops in a low-key Pale Ale form. With stone fruit and pine at the core, a soft body and balanced bitterness tether its eccentric side.

The can was custom designed by the LSD Art Dept., and it’s rolling out this week at Parson’s, Longman & Eagle, Game Room, Lonesome Rose, and Hopewell’s tap room.

To celebrate, we’re having a beer crawl this Friday, June 29! We’ll start at Game Room around 2pm and trolley our way through Logan, with stops at Parson’s, Longman, and ending at Hopewell. Reserve your spot here with a $5 donation to Howard Brown Health.

2018 Spirited Awards

Awards season doesn’t stop! Tales of the Cocktail announced the nominees for the 2018 Spirited Awards and we were thrilled to see two LSD spots make the list. Lost Lake is nominated for Best American Cocktail Bar and Cherry Circle Room is nominated for Best American Bar Restaurant (for the first time!). Congratulations to both bar teams! Read more about the Spirited Awards and check out all of the nominees HERE.
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Time Out Chicago Bar Awards

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Land and Sea Dept. won big at the Time Out Chicago Bar Awards this year! We’re so excited to share that Golden Teardrops won Best New Bar and Lost Lake won Bar of the Year. Huge congratulations to the teams at both bars, and thanks to the folks at Time Out! We’re honored to be in the company of so many of our favorite bars in the city as well. Check out the rest of the winners HERE!

Executive Chef Pete Coenen & Wine Director Andrew Algren

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StarChefs just released their Chicago-based Rising Stars issue, and we are thrilled to share that not one, but two of our creative talents were recognized! Both Executive Chef Pete Coenen (Cherry Circle Room, Lonesome Rose, Lost Lake) and Wine Director Andrew Algren (Cherry Circle Room) are 2018 Rising Stars, and it couldn’t be more well deserved. Congrats to Chef Pete and Andrew — grab the latest issue of StarChefs to read all about it!

Rhum Rhapsodies at Lost Lake

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The good folks from Numero Group will be at Lost Lake Sunday, June 10 spinning records from their recently released Rhum Rhapsodies exotica collection. Join us from 9p-1a and sip some tiki drinks while jamming to the sounds of technicolor paradise. The perfect tiki soundtrack for summer at Lost Lake!

LSD for the Dads

Father’s Day is only a few days away and Land and Sea Dept. has everything you need to make the dads in your life feel extra special this year.

Cherry Circle Room is serving up a blue plate special for Father’s Day this year! Leave the barbecuing to us and treat your father-figure to spare ribs, corn on the cob, BBQ bears, corn bread, hot links and more. The special runs for $35, and you can make your reservations now via OpenTable.

Need a present for a dad? Head over to the LSD shop for gift cards to all of our spaces, plus other cool merch like hats, t-shirts, enamel pins and much more.

Know a dad who’s a whiskey lover? Bring ‘em to Longman & Eagle and treat them to the over 400 whiskeys available for an afternoon of whiskey tasting they’ll cherish forever. 

And finally, Parson’s Chicken & Fish will have the patio open all day Sunday, June 17th for maximum chooglin’ hangs with your father figure. Make their day with crispy fried chicken, cold beers, and all of the slushies.

Parson’s Neighborhood Block Party

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Join us at Parson’s on Saturday, June 16th for the third annual block party! We’re gonna welcome summer the best way we know how- CHOOGLIN’.

There will be plenty of grub from Chef Hunter Moore and slushies from bar manager Charlie Schott. Plus tons of ice cold beer, airbrushing, games, good vibes and more. Music from DJ Dan Maloney, DJ Dave Mata & Mama Mata, and a set from from Flamingo Rodeo! We’ll be collecting school supplies for Association House of Chicago as a suggested donation for entry.

Come one come all #PartywithParsons

Chef Pete

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Chef Pete Coenen collaborated with Skeleton Key Brewery on a beer they’ve named ‘Petal Pusher,’ a summer wheat ale brewed with wild rose petals. It’s an easy drinker, refreshing, with a light, floral nose.

Making its debut at the Chicago Ale Fest (happening Friday, June 1, and Saturday June 2 in Grant Park), ‘Petal Pusher’ features dried rose petals sourced by Chef Pete from Rare Tea Cellar. Pete joined the Skeleton Key team to develop and brew the beer, made with summer in mind.

You can also catch a ‘Petal Pusher’ at Cherry Circle Room, Game Room, and Lonesome Rose, where it’s currently on tap.

Lost Lake

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You can now get Chef Fred Noinaj’s tasty menu of island-inspired dishes delivered to your couch!

Yep — Lost Lake’s food menu is now available exclusively on Caviar.

That means every time you get a hankering for Ranguni (aka every night) but just can’t seem to change out of your pajamas (again, every night), a very nice person will bring it to you, piping hot and ready to be devoured.

Dreams coming true.

Off Color Brewing at Game Room

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We’re so excited to have Off Color Brewing as our brewery of the month for June in Game Room! As part of our collaboration, we’ve brewed a Gose style beer based off an Arnold Palmer– Teed Up. What better way to enjoy the beer than with a golf party?!

Join us on Sunday, June 3rd at 2p for a release party for Teed Up. The bocce court will transform into a mini golf course, and the Off Color crew will be in house to practice your putts against.

Stop by, play some golf, and try our tart, refreshing summertime beer! Don’t forget your golf shoes.

Lonesome Rose Artist Profiles: Bart Sasso

Did you see? The LSD Art Dept. just launched the third edition of the Lonesome Rose T-Shirt Club! “Rise and Shine” by Burt Sasso of GENTLEMAN is available on the LSD megastore now. We recently sat down with Bart Sasso to chat about the design.

What’s up with GENTLEMAN?
GENTLEMAN is a creative agency I started with another designer friend of mine, Roy Fleeman. We focus on branding and identity but do a little bit of everything. We are, most importantly, for hire.

What’s your studio look like?
My wife and I just brought home a new baby boy, so the room I used to work out of in our condo looks more like a nursery than a studio right now. I’m kind of a nomad these days: Coffee shops, Ticonderoga Club during the day, Mi Barrio, the Mexican restaurant next door to my place.

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How’s been being a part of Ticonderoga Club been?
It’s been an amazing experience. My partners and I, all industry veterans, set out to create something very specific with Ticonderoga Club. Built from so many memories, we aimed to create a place that at once feels a little unhinged and exhilarating, but also extremely comfortable and familiar: Like when you’re a kid and your crazy uncle watches you for the day and he takes you to a townie bar to watch a ballgame and it feels a little scary… but you also love every second of it. Two and a half years in, I’m proud to say it’s become so much more. We take hospitality very seriously and seeing the ripple effect it can create is inspiring.

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First design-related gig?
First real compensated gig was designing flyers for punk shows around Atlanta when I was in high school in exchange for guest list for me and my friends. RIP The Point.

Most underrated Atlanta band/artist/rapper?
Our bud Philip’s band OMNI is excellent. They’ve gotten a bit of national buzz, but deserve more. And I’m really into the new Trouble / Mike WiLL Made-It album Edgewood. It just sounds like Atlanta right now. And my buddy Diwang Valdez did photography for the album.

Fav atlanta hotspots?
I kind of veer away from the new hotspots and tend to prefer old standbys. If I’m out with friends, chances are I’m at The Local, Righteous Room, Manuel’s or Bookhouse Pub. The wife and I love Sotto Sotto for dinner because it’s old school and quiet and perfect. Oh, and the Victory guys are friends – their places are always a great time.

Usual Taco Bell order?
I used to fuss with more extravagant menu items, but my wife really brought me around to the elegant simplicity of the bean burrito. We even went as far as dialing in an at-home version and now always keep the supplies in the pantry.

Dream vanity plate?
I’ve never considered a vanity plate… BENICE maybe? Atlanta traffic drives people to insanity. 

Shoutout to:
Drew Ryan and Jesse Brown. I love their work and I’m honored to be featured in the same series as them. And always, shoutout to the haters. ✌️

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You can see more of Bart’s work below and for more info on GENTLEMAN go HERE.

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While in LA…..

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LA friends! Double whammy this weekend. In addition to participating in Eaaaaaatscon on Saturday 5/19, Parson’s is coming to Broken Shaker LA on Sunday 5/20 for an afternoon pool party. Hush puppies, Negroni slushies and so many good Parson’s vibes. Come on out!

Joey Garfield

 

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We’re excited to work with artist Joey Garfield on an installation in the Drawing Room of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. Drifters will be in the case through May 30.

Drift : /drift/ • verb 1: to be carried slowly by a current of air or water 2: To flow or wander gradually. Synonym bob, float, meander. 3: Phrase used for understanding the general meaning and intention of a remark –Drifter: /drif-ter/ • noun 1: a derelict.

Garfield’s work honors both the wheel and wood. Growing up during the heyday of skateboard culture, he binds new, vintage, and handmade wheels and trucks with unique wood pieces from nature. All together, the wood, wheels and trucks create a new Minimalist form that is both grounded and uplifting.

Join us in the Drawing Room on Thursday, May 24 from 6-8p for an opening reception and artist talk with Joey Garfield. There will be food and drinks available for purchase. Come check out the installation and hear about Garfield’s work!

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Lonesome Rose T-Shirt Club 003

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The LSD Art Dept. is excited to launch the third installment of the Lonesome Rose T-Shirt Club — “Rise and Shine” 003.

The design (which looks best paired with breakfast tacos) comes from Bart Sasso, partner in Gentleman Design & Works, a creative agency responsible for some of our favorite brand identities.

This edition is a one time run—no reprints. The last tee shirt club sold out in a day (!), so make sure you grab your shirt before it’s too late. It’s available at Lonesome Rose or on the LSD webstore.

Join the club—rise and shine with Lonesome Rose.

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Chooglin’ Etiquette

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Now that Parson’s expansion is complete and patio season is in full effect, Chicago Magazine sat down with the Parson’s crew for some chooglin’ etiquette. Check it out for tips on how to properly party on the patio and for other sage life advice from Charlie, Hunter, and Eric.

Zero Waste Brunch!

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Our friends at NYC-based creative agency RADUNO are throwing a big brunch party during the upcoming James Beard Award weekend. They’re bringing together a community of chefs, farmers, distributors and makers to celebrate food and to inspire conversation about getting creative with food waste! Chefs and bartenders (including our very own Paul McGee!) will be creating brunch dishes and cocktails out of food that would otherwise be wasted from James Beard events over the weekend.
All food and drinks are included for $45 (what a deal!) – and all profits will go to Family Farmed, a non-profit organization committed to expanding the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, in order to enhance the social, economic, and environmental health of our communities.
Aaron McKay – Chicago Playtest Society
Abra Berens – Granor Farms
Rob Shaner & Cati Molnar – The Kennison
Jen Rosenthal – Planted Chicago 
Paul McGee – Lost Lake 
Kelsey Ramage & Iain Griffiths – Trash Tiki
Scott LoBianco – Broken Shaker @ the Freehand

 

Trick Dog

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San Francisco’s Trick Dog, a 2018 James Beard nominee for Outstanding Bar, is popping up Lost Lake’s Stranger in Paradise on Sunday, May 6! Catch Trick Dog managers past and present slinging all the hits from their menu over the years from 4-10p.

TIME OUT CHICAGO BAR AWARDS

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It’s our kind of awards season! We’re very psyched to share that Lost Lake is nominated for Bar of the Year, Most Creative Drinks List and Best Speciality Bar, and Golden Teardrops is nominated for Best New Bar and Most Stylish Bar!
We’re in good company among some of our favorite spots for drinking in the city. Thanks Time Out, and congrats to our fellow nominees! Check it out HERE.

SUNDAYS at GOLDEN TEARDROPS

Head down to Golden Teardrops, our basement bar beneath Lonesome Rose, every Sunday night from 8pm—12am for a double whammy of DJs and industry good times. We’ll have a roster of familiar faces from some of your favorite local spots spinning their best vinyl, a menu of shot, beer, and cocktail options, and plenty of dark corners for you to close out (or start) your week with a healthy dose of jams with your buddies.
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Shot of Maker’s and a bottle of Budweiser for $5
MAY + JUNE 2018 DJs
5/6 Ryan Filchek
5/13 Audio Jack
5/20 Miguel DeLuna
5/27 Stephen Arndt
6/3 Grayson Wambach
6/10 Larry Leider
6/17 James + Dan “Eno Night”
6/24 Trust the Wizard
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Welcome Chef Maxwell Robbins

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Longman & Eagle is excited to welcome a new executive chef to the team.

Maxwell Robbins, formerly of Soho House, Gilt Bar, and the Purple Pig, brings a fresh vision to Longman, revamping the menu with elegant and soulful dishes that still reflect Longman’s original ethos: good, honest food inspired by the Midwestern tradition.

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LSD in The Guardian

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Two LSD spots got some UK love in The Guardian’s recent guide to Chicago. Parson’s Chicken and Fish and Longman & Eagle were both included in their feature on places to eat, drink and stay in the city. Read the rest of their guide here, and to our LSD fans across the pond:  It’s time to start planning your summer vacation…

L&E welcomes Chef Juan Gutierrez

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Longman & Eagle is thrilled to welcome a new pastry chef. Juan Gutierrez comes to L&E from the kitchens of Portsmith and Steadfast. Juan’s style blends adventurous concepts with classic techniques, resulting in dishes that are a true trip for the senses.

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Golden Teardrops

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Robert Simonson included Golden Teardrop’s Alaska cocktail in a piece for the New York Times. The Alaska is a cousin to the martini – both use gin, but the Alaska trades dry vermouth for yellow Chartreuse. It also just so happens to be one of the eight cocktails on the menu in Golden Teardrops! Check it out.

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Derby Day at Game Room

We’re bring Churchill Downs to Game Room for Derby Day this year!  Join us on Saturday, May 5 from 4-8p to watch the 144th Kentucky Derby. Our friends from Maker’s Mark are helping us celebrate with a mint julep special available all day, plus a second cocktail bar serving Maker’s Cherry Circle Room house barrel juleps. The race might only last two minutes, but we’ll have plenty for you to do with DJ Andre Rene spinning southern hip hop, stick horse racing on the bocce court, and a living mint wall photo booth. Throw on your best derby hat and party all afternoon with us!

Vernal 2018 Release Party

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April 24, 2018 from 7-10pm
At Waydown in the Ace Hotel, Chicago

Bitches Who Brunch

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Look who stopped by good old Lonesome Rose for breakfast. Thanks for the kind words “Bitches Who Brunch” blog! Read the full review HERE.

EARTH DAY 2018: PROTECT THIS LAND

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The Garfield Park Conservatory AllianceLand and Sea Dept., and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are excited to partner on our annual Earth Day celebration, held on April 26 at the beautiful Garfield Park Conservatory.

Since last inauguration day, much of the NRDC’s work has been litigation based — suing the president and his administration on behalf of Americans when the country’s core environmental laws are in danger. One piece of that is the attempt to shrink public lands and national parks to open them up to development.

Earth Day: Protect This Land will act as a call to action, a fundraiser, and a good old fashioned party, all in the name of reclaiming our country’s green space.

Profits from ticket sales will be split between the NRDC and the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, helping them continue their important work protecting the nation’s public parks (which belong to all of us).

Indiana’s Kevin Krauter (Hoops) will kick off the evening with a live set. Most recently, the Muncie-based singer songwriter opened for Whitney at their Valentine’s Day show at Thalia Hall. He’ll bring a full band in for his performance in the Conservatory’s plant-filled Horticulture Hall.

Chicago’s own Malcolm London will take the stage following Kevin Krauter. Called the Gil Scott-Heron of this generation by Cornel West, Malcolm London is an internationally recognized Chicago poet, activist, educator and musician.

DJ Jill Hopkins (host of Vocalo’sThe Morning AMp) will close out the night with a star-lit dance party under Hortifulture Hall’s glass tiled roof.

The entire evening will be hosted by Chicago-based comedian Tien Tran (Second City Mainstage ensemble member).

The NRDC will have information and simple action items available for guests interested in fighting the administrations’ attacks on our national parks.

Land and Sea Dept. beverage director Paul McGee will create a menu of cocktails for the evening, available alongside a selection of biodynamic and organic wines from Cream Wine Company, and beer from Laguinitas, a local member of the NRDC’s Brewers for Clean Water campaign. Protect This Land will be a zero-waste event.

In addition to general admission tickets, there will be a limited number of VIP tickets available. VIP tickets include five drinks per ticketholder as well as a super special tote bag takeaway.

Drink tickets for general admission guests (or VIP ticketholders beyond the five drinks included) must be purchased via Ticketfly in advance of the event.

All tickets are available to purchase on Ticketfly now.

We hope to see you there on the 26th!

Parson’s Beer

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Introducing…Parson’s Beer!

Parson’s Chicken & Fish is thrilled to partner with Revolution Brewing on an extra crispy, extra mellow golden ale. Brewed with easy drinking & accessibility in mind (just like Parson’s), Parson’s Beer is a crusher for sure, featuring just a bit of wheat malt and a light hop finish.

Served in a custom red and white can designed by the LSD Art Dept., Parson’s Beer is available now, but only at Parson’s – so come on in to try one for yourself.

Three Martini Lunch

Cherry Circle Room is now offering a Three Martini Lunch every Monday – Friday. The three-course pre-fixe menu is available for $25 and includes a martini pairing with each course for $20. To start, guests choose between French onion soup or a simple greens salad, paired with the Alberto cocktail (London dry gin, fino sherry, Americano). Then, choose from the smoked turkey sandwich, roasted eggplant, or fish n’ chips, alongside the 50/50 (American gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters). Finally, indulge in chocolate & mint for dessert with the Allies cocktail (London dry gin, dry vermouth, kummel). Celebrate a great work day, or lament a bad one.

Easter Happenings with LSDatCAA

Join us this Easter – Sunday, April 1 – on the second floor of the Chicago Athletic Association hotel for Easter celebrations for all ages.
The afternoon festivities begin with brunch in Cherry Circle Room. We’ll be offering Leg of Lamb carved table-side, savory brunch dishes from Executive Chef Pete Coenen, and the return of the pastry cart featuring a spectacular selection of goodies from Pastry Chef Kristine Antonian. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.
Calling all beer lovers: Game Room will be holding an Easter “Keg” Hunt starting at noon. There will be limited release beer tappings from 3 Floyds Brewing Co. for mom and dad, candy for the kiddos, and brewery swag prizes all afternoon.
Drawing Room will be offering a special Easter Sunday High Tea service, with four seatings available starting at noon. The classic high tea service includes a sparkling cocktail from Paul McGee, tea from Rare Tea Cellars, and sweet and savory bites including avocado toast, mini-quiche, and more. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased via Tock. This will be the last high tea service until Mother’s Day, so you won’t want to miss it!

Lonesome Rose Artist Profiles: Jesse Brown

Whoah, that Lonesome Rose T-Shirt Club T sold out fast. Thanks for all the speedy orders and sorry to those folks whose orders we couldn’t fulfill. You all seem to really like Jesse Brown so we asked the Seattle-based multidisciplinary artist and designer a few questions, check it—

Where do you live?
Seattle, Washington

Favorite hangout as a teen?
Westlake, it’s the plaza downtown where everyone would skate and lurk out

Three records that shaped you?
Gravediggaz – 6 Feet Deep,  Crass – The feeding of 5000, Abdullah Ibrahim – Banyana

What’s your studio look like?
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Favorite T-shirt you have lost?
George Michael Japan tour tshirt, R.I.P.

Favorite taco?
Al pastor forever

Advice for the kids?
Don’t get a face tat kiddos

Shoutout to:
All the Gods and Erfs
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See more of Jesse’s work HERE and stay tuned for more releases from the Lonesome Rose T-Shirt Club in the future….

Polite Provisions at Lost Lake

This Saturday and SundaySan Diego’s Polite Provisions (a 2016 JBF nominee for best bar program & 2014 Tales of the Cocktail award for Best High Volume Cocktail Bar) will be popping up at Lost Lake!
On Saturday, March 10, the California-based cocktail bar is taking over Stranger in Paradise, Lost Lake’s mini-me space. Cocktails will include a tiki-fied version of Polite Provisions’ famed Kentucky Buck, and there will be a coordinating South-by-South Pacific snack menu by Lost Lake Chef Fred Noinaj. They’ll be in the space from 5pm – 2am.
On Sunday, March 11, Polite Provisions will take over the entire bar for a big Kentiki Luau, which will feature an expanded cocktail menu and a full-on Kentucky Pig Pickin’ Luau buffet by Chef Fred Noinaj! He’ll have a full Slagel Farms pig, spam potato salad, Chinese BBQ beans, green curry cabbage salad, Hawaiian rolls & spicy hoisin butter. It’s going down from 4pm – 1am!
(Lost Lake popped up at Polite Provisions over Valentine’s Day, so they’re excited to return the favor this weekend.)

Adult Easter Egg Hunt 2018

It’s time again for Longman & Eagle’s annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt! Join us this Easter – Sunday, April 1 – for another year of eggs, whiskey, and all around charitable good times.
 
Register in advance here – and don’t wait, last year’s hunt sold out well in advance! The fee for a two-person team is $10 ($5 per person) and all proceeds will be donated to One Tail at a Time, our charity partner.
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 Registration will begin at 11am, followed by the hunt around Logan Square from noon – 2pm, followed by a block party back at Longman & Eagle from 2-4pm where we’ll count the eggs and declare a winner. Prizes & support from our friends at Jim Beam, Revolution Brewing, Gordon Food Service, & more. We’ll have plenty of fun, food, and games during and after the hunt. See you there!

March Madness in Game Room

Starting March 13, join us in Game Room to watch all of the March Madness games until the final NCAA championship game April 2. Groups of any size can book a table throughout the playoffs so you and your friends have a guaranteed seat to cheer on your team. Packages start at $75 (not including tax and gratuity) and features unlimited beer, wine and call drinks, wings, sliders, fish tacos, fries, popcorn and much more. Email events@gameroomchicago.com or call 312-792-3535 to reserve your table.

We’ll also be kicking things off with a March Madness party on Friday, March 16 guaranteed to make all of your hoop dreams come true. We’ll have hotshot basketball on the bocce court, DJ Dan Maloney spinning tunes, and lots of good food and drinks. It’s all going down from 4–8pm.

We’ve got all of your March Madness-needs covered all month long. SPORTS!

Heaven Hill WhiskyFest Event in Milk Room

We are thrilled to welcome Denny Potter, the Master Distiller and VP of Operations for Heaven Hill Distillery, behind the bar at Milk Room on Thursday, March 22. There will be a guided tasting of expressions only available at their distillery in Kentucky, as well as a featured cocktail and small bites from Executive Chef Pete Coenen. Join us for this evening of exclusive tastings before Whisky Fest! Tickets are available via Tock.

LOST LAKE!

The James Beard Awards Foundation just released their list of 2018 semifinalist, and we’re so excited to share that Lost Lake is a semifinalist for Outstanding Bar Program – for the third year running!
Lost Lake is the only Chicago bar included on the semifinalist list. Huge congratulations to the entire Lost Lake tiki team on all of their hard work, and to the rest of the Beard semi-finalists, especially all of our Chicago (and Logan Square!) buddies.
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Milk Room and Lost Lake named 150 Best Bars in America

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The Daily Meal recently released their list of the 150 Best Bars in America for 2018 and we were excited to see two LSD joints in the top 20 of the list! Lost Lake came in at #19 and Milk Room at #17. Congratulations to the bar teams at both Lost Lake and Milk Room, and thank you to the Daily Meal for including us alongside so many other great bars! Check out the entire list here.
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Restaurant Week at Cherry Circle Room

Now through February 8, you can catch Restaurant Week at Cherry Circle Room! Every day, a special $22 three course lunch is available, with optional wine or cocktail (!!!) pairings for $20.
Don’t sleep on this one. Make your reservation now on Opentable.

 

LSD is for Lovers

Longman & Eagle has got one for the lovers on Valentine’s Day this year. The neighborhood-favorite’s culinary team has dreamed up an entire evening of romance-forward menus. First, at 5:30, guests can enjoy a 3-course prix fixe dinner for $55 per person. Guests can choose from seared scallops, crispy duck breast, or confit pork belly for their entree plus a starter and dessert. Then they’ll offer a 5-course tasting dinner at 7:00 and 9:30, for $85 per person. Courses include oyster shooters, grilled endive with foie gras mousse, seared scallops, crispy duck breast, and dark chocolate cheesecake for dessert. All dinners will offer optional whiskey and wine pairings. Guests can book here.

Milk Room will be offering a very special Valentine’s Day experience on February 14 for those looking to celebrate with an elegant evening of rare and vintage spirits. Couples will be greeted with a welcome cocktail built for two (served in a coconut!) alongside a shellfish tower, followed by a choice of two cocktails from a special menu designed by Paul McGee, including the Rusty Nail (A. Dewar Rattray Glen Grant 15 Year Scotch, 1960s Drambui) and the Airmail (Real McCoy 12 Year Barbados Rum, Thistle Honey, Krug Grand Cuvée Champagne), among many others.  Guests will also be served grilled Gruyere and Jamon Iberico tea sandwiches to accompany their drinks, along with a shared chocolate dessert and departing cocktail. Reservations are $200 per person, with seatings available at 5:007:30 and 10:00. Guests can book via Tock.

Cherry Circle Room will be offering some delectable a la carte specials on Valentine’s Day this year. We’ll be serving Escargot Rockefeller with bacon, kale, and Pernod ($18), and a whole roasted chicken for two, served tableside with Brussels sprouts and Black Truffle ($100) – which includes a chicken pot pie! The dessert cart will be going around with pastries and chocolates from Pastry Chef Kristine Antonian. There will be optional wine pairings and a special sparkling cocktail from Paul McGee, the Le Perroquet (Gin, Campari, Tangerine, Cava) available all-night long. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.

And finally, Parson’s Chicken & Fish has got all the single homies covered this year! Chef Hunter Moore will be serving up a special saucey Chicken Parmesan sandwich, and the annual favorite Lonely Guy Special (PBR & 3 oz whiskey for $5) will be available — plus $5 slushies all night.

Night Beats at Golden Teardrops

Seattle-based psychedelic R&B trio Night Beats will be in Golden Teardrops (downstairs of Lonesome Rose) for a DJ set on Saturday, February 10 following their show at The Vic with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Join us from midnight-2:30am for tunes, cocktails, and good vibes.

Eater x Lonesome Rose

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Eater’s Heatmap for February 2018 just came out, and we’re psyched to see Lonesome Rose included (for the second month in a row). Thanks for coming in – see you guys there for breakfast tacos tomorrow morning, yeah?

The Opening Ceremony Party in Game Room

Game Room is throwing an Opening Ceremony party for the 2018 Winter Olympics! Get your après ski vibes on with a Shot Luge, ShotSkis with Old Fashioned Shots ($6/shot), a complimentary Raclette station with fingerling potatoes, ham, bread, and cornichon (while supplies last), Bocce Ball Curling, and more! We’ll have the Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang on the big screens, and a DJ to help kick off cheering on Team USA at the Olympic Winter Games in Game Room all month long. It’s all going down Friday, February 9 from 4 to 9pm.

 

The Big Game at Game Room

Spend Super Bowl Sunday in Game Room this year! For $50/person, we’ll help you cheer on your team with a table for you and your friends, a growler of Dovetail Pilsner, wings, sliders, fries, and much more. It’s all going down at 4pm on Sunday, February 4, so you can catch the pregrame all the way until the bitter end. And we promise not to judge you for yelling at the TVs. Purchase your tickets here.

Brown & Stirred Release Party @ L&E

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Release Party for the newest batch of Barrel Aged Brown & Stirred: The collaboration between L&E and Pipeworks to create a beer influenced by our Longman Manhattan.

This latest release will have a blend of three different rye barrels: Rittenhouse, Dad’s Hat, and Willett, each aged for 18+ months. We will be releasing the blend as well as each single barrel expression for sale in the OSB between 6PM and 8PM and offering Manhattan-inspired food as well.

Please stop by and grab yourself a bottle and taste this incredibly unique beer!

Parson’s Super Bowl Sunday

Parson’s is serving up Chef Hunter Moore’s buffalo wings by the pound this Super Bowl! You can pre-order in 1, 3, and 5 lb quantities for pick-up or delivery. Add on as much Parson’s goodness as your party needs, we’re offering 40 piece orders of Hush Puppies, Cheese Curd Fritters, Fried Chicken and Fish and much more. Don’t forget to add a couple to-groni’s so you can bring the choogle to your Super Bowl party! Get your orders in by 5pm on Friday, February 2. Place your order here.

Whiskey Wednesday {Rare Edition}

On rare Wedesdays, Longman & Eagle will be opening up the vault and highlighting some of our rare and vintage selections of whiskies. On Wednesday, January 31 at 9 PM, we will be opening up rare and vintage whisky from the House of Dewars with the Ambassador of Whisky to North America Gabriel Cardarella. You will get a chance to taste the best of the best from this legendary House of Scotch ranging from White Label from the 60’s to the 2017 Single Malt of the Year Craigellachie 31.
Cost is $100/person. Light snacks will be provided. Space is extremely limited. Click here to reserve your spot.

Also—on Wednesday, February 28 at 9 PM we’ll be opening up ultra-rare whisky from Kentucky Owl with the founding partner Dixon Dedman. As well as owning a James Beard awarded inn that’s been in his family since 1919, Dixon has the unique claim to a family lineage of owning DSP KY 16 before Stitzel-Weller. You will get a chance to taste his rare batches (Illinois has only received 10 bottles of his bourbon), as well unreleased components he’s been playing with in his blending.

Cost is $200/person and includes tax and tip. Light snacks will be provided. Space is extremely limited. Tickets go on sale Feb. 1.

New Year’s Eve with LSD

Milk Room

It’s all about bourbon & bubbles in Milk Room this year’s New Year’s Eve. Paul McGee has dreamed up some very special champagne and bourbon cocktails for guests to enjoy with an assortment of elegant shared bites from Executive Chef Pete Coenen. There are three seatings available at 5:307:45, and 10:30 (champagne toast at midnight included in the final seating). Tickets range in price from $150-$250 and are available here.

Game Room

Get ready to get rowdy this New Year’s Eve because Game Room is throwing House Party 2! We’ll help you ring in 2018 with a punch from Paul McGee, Hopewell beer, the return of the fried food tower, and your favorite 90s R&B hits on the dance floor. Just like the parties you remember from high school, only we promise we won’t tell your parents. Guests can book a table for $100 per person available to purchase here.  The party will also be available for walk-in guests free of charge, and we’ll have a menu of House Party drink and food specials available. 

Cherry Circle Room

Cherry Circle Room is highlighting all of your shellfish favorites this New Year’s Eve with a special menu from Executive Chef Pete Coenen. The menu will be available in addition to CCR’s full dinner menu, and features escargot and bone marrow, and lobster eschabeche with fennel, espelette and citrus. Optional additions include white truffles, caviar, and butter poached lobster tail. Wine director Andrew Algren will have a special wine pairing available to ring in 2018 as well. Reseversations can be made here.

Longman & Eagle

Ring in the New Year with Longman & Eagle and their much-loved New Year’s Eve dinner! The neighborhood favorite is offering three New Year’s Eve seatings this year at 5:30pm8pm, and 10pm. The first two seatings will feature a five-course menu for $85 per person, and the final will feature an eight-course dinner with a midnight champagne toast for $125 per person. Optional wine and whiskey pairings will be available for each seating. Email info@longmanandeagle.com to book.

Lost Lake

Come kiss us at midnight as we ring in 2018, covered head to toe in tropical party vibes! Enjoy an open bar, delicious food from Chef Fred Noinaj, and spend the last few hours of a very weird year basking in the glow Lost Lake’s never-ending neon pink sunset. Stranger in Paradise, our mini-tiki paradise, is available to book for a private New Year’s Eve party for 20! $125 general admission, $155 per person for table reservation, email events@lostlaketiki.com to purchase.

Parson’s Chicken & Fish

No party is complete without fried chicken, hush puppies, and mashed potatoes! Bring the choogle to your New Year’s Eve party by ordering Parson’s catering on Caviar. Place your order by noon on Friday, December 29 and Caviar will deliver right to your front door in time to ring in the New Year.

Golden Teardrops

Clayton Hauck for Lonesome Rose

Heard a rumor that we opened a dark little bar in the basement of Lonesome Rose? It appears that is true.

Cocktails, beer, and spirits, straight up. Open every Thursday – Sunday from 5p-2a (3a on Saturdays).

Yes.

Golden Teardrops
2101 N. California
@loversneversaygoodbye

Lonesome Rose T-Shirt Club

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The LSD Art Dept. is excited to launch the Lonesome Rose T-Shirt Club.

Every few months we will reach out to friends and artists we admire to make a t-shirt design for our little establishment. Each T-Shirt Club shirt will be a one time run of 72, and when they’re gone, they’re gone – no reprints here.

The first in the series is Bad Moon Rising (001) by Chicago-based artist / designer / musician Drew Ryan. Shirts are available on the Land and Sea Dept. web store, and at Lonesome Rose.

Join the club and stay tuned for the next edition!

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From Good Stock: PDX’s Kachka @ OSB

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From Good Stock is back for another fun season! After October’s pop-up with Milwaukee’s DanDan, we are excited to welcome Bonnie Morales, chef and owner of Portland’s Kachka.

Join us in the OSB on Saturday, December 16 from 3-5pm for a book release party of Morales’s new book, “Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking.” There will be complimentary bites from recipes in the book, as well as a special brew from Moody Tongue. We’ll also have a featured cocktail from the book— Kosmos-politan. Come and get a taste of the Kachka book and purchase a copy for yourself or as a holiday gift.

See you there!

Help/Keep Clear Of Me: New graphics by Drew Ryan

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Letherbee moved into a sweet new distillery, and they’re having a party to celebrate! It’s happening in tandem with a big art show presented by their new building, Workshop 4200. As a LSD-related bonus, Drew Ryan (the person responsible for those great looking seasonal gin labels) will be showing some new artwork in the Letherbee space.

It will be fun — RSVP to info@letherbee.com. At the door, just let them know you’re there for Letherbee.

LSD 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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Fun fact: You can do all your holiday shopping with Land and Sea Dept. Yep; it’s true. We’ve got pins and records and prints and tees and skincare and hot sauce and more.

And don’t forget gift cards. Give the gift of good food. One must eat, after all.

Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack at Lost Lake

 

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Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack returns to Lost Lake this holiday season, from the day after Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve, transforming the bar into a winter wonder-island. Following Lost Lake’s tradition of being a bit “over-the-top,” guests will enjoy a psychotically tropical X-mas explosion that will cover the bar with miles of pink tinsel, thousands of twinkling lights and hundreds of glittering snowflakes. Don’t fret – there will also be the glimmery, shimmery blue and sliver Star of Dave Cave!

Lost Lake will serve a full menu of holiday cocktails including returning favorites, such as: “…and a Parrot in a Palm Tree” (Reposado Tequila, Mezcal, Curaçao, Lost Lake Coconut Syrup, Lime) and “On Christmas Island” (Aged Demerara Rum, Jamaican Rum, Multi-Island Overproof Rum, Ginger, Passionfruit, Lemon, Don’s Spices #2).

The Lost Lake Gift Shop will also be filled with limited-edition holiday treats including: Santa-themed glassware by Cocktail Kingdom (various prices), signed bottles of Plantation O.F.T.D ($50), Lost Lake Multi-Island Plantation Rum 2015 ($80) and Paul McGee Private Barrel A.D Rattray Caroni 18 Year ($80), t-shirts ($20) and a variety of tropical ceramic mugs ($20).

For bar-goers looking to give back, Lost Lake’s pink Christmans tree will be the hub for guests to make a donation to the Chicago Period Project, an organization founded by former Lost Laker Ashley Novoa that’s dedicated to providing the less fortunate menstruating people of our city with the items they need to have healthy periods.

Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack will be open seven days a week, from 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. and until 3 a.m. on Saturdays. For more information, please visit. www.lostlaketiki.com

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Ye Olde Holiday Shoppe 2017

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We are psyched to bring back Ye Olde Holiday Shoppe for it’s third year! The holiday pop-up market will be back at our studio space with our favorite local businesses, makers, and artists.

Parson’s Chicken and Fish Chef Hunter Moore and Chef de Cuisine Justin Schaub & bar manager Charlie Schott will be slinging eats and drinks all night.

Full vendor list below – get excited.

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Aithō
Bird Trouble
Brown Brothers Tattoo
Cities in Dust
Cultrunner
Dilligent Knives / Johalla
Drug Factory
Fleur
Fourth Is King
Hello Paper Co.
Jessica Dorman
Joe Kraft
LANDLAND
Leah Ball
Lori Seidemann
Manual Goods
Meha Ceramics
Molly Bishop
Perfectly Acceptable
Sonnenzimmer
Sparrow For Everyone
Stock MFG
The Weaving Mill
Una Mae’s

Friday December 8th, 2017
LSD World HQ
3124 W Carroll
5-10PM

Happy’s: A Holiday Pop-Up Bar at CAA

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In partnership with the Chicago Athletic Association hotel and Johalla Projects, we’re excited to announce the opening of Happy’s – the latest installment of the hotel’s “Mini-Bar” series opening Friday, December 1, in The Tank on the hotel’s ground floor (formerly the hotel’s pool). The bar will be open from 5pm – midnight on Friday and Saturday and from 12pm – 5pm on Sunday through December 30.

Following previous pop-up bar collaborations, The Backroom and Cherry Circle Yacht Club, Happy’s will be an over-the-top celebration of holiday cheer and everything that comes with it – comfort, joy, and good old times.

The bar, designed by Chicago-based art gallery Johalla Projects and operated by Land and Sea Dept., will feature a menu of festive cocktails by Land and Sea Dept. beverage director Paul McGee, as well as beer and wine.

The Chicago Athletic Association hotel and Land and Sea Dept. have collaborated on programming to help guests enjoy Happy’s to the fullest extent of the season, including DJ nights, karaoke, trivia, live music, and more. Each Sunday will feature family-friendly programming, so bring the little ones and have a beer or two while the kids have some holiday fun – including a visit from Santa himself.

Check out the programming below, and stay tuned to chicagoathleticevents.com/ for further announcements and full event details!

Friday, December 1
Consequence of Sound Holiday Party

Saturday, December 2
Bill Mackay & Ryley Walker Play All Your Holiday Favorites
7-10pm

Sunday, December 3
Family Fun – stay tuned for details

Friday, December 8
Bingo
6-8pm
Karaoke with Rory Lake
8-11pm

Saturday, December 9
Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, performed live
7-10pm

Sunday, December 10
Family Fun – stay tuned for details

Friday, December 15
Seinfeld Trivia with Kevin Warwick
5:30-8:30pm

Saturday, December 16
Bingo
6-8pm

Karaoke with Rory Lake
8-11pm

Sunday, December 17
Meet Santa
1-4pm

Friday, December 22
Gingerbread House Competition
7-9pm

Saturday, December 23
Movie Night with Odd Obsession
9p-12a

Friday, December 29
White Elephant Live Auction presented by Chicago-based Moon Rise Collective 9-10pm

Saturday, December 30
Dog Night

Lonesome Rose Forever

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We’re excited to share that Lonesome Rose is now officially open!

Lonesome Rose is an all-day restaurant and bar focusing on the rich cultural histories of the regional states of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States.

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While a border may divide two countries, the histories of these areas have long been intertwined, informing and influencing each other across generations. This is most evident in the regions’ drinking and eating habits, where ingredients, recipes, and techniques have passed continuously across these borders, improving with each pass.

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With Lonesome Rose, we celebrate and explores this exciting history, with accessible, approachable menus from a culinary team led by Executive Chef Pete Coenen (Cherry Circle Room, Lost Lake) and cocktails by Beverage Director Paul McGee (Cherry Circle Room, Lost Lake), which focus on the flavors these regions share. Opening early, and staying up (very) late, Lonesome Rose offers accessible, creative takes on the best these border regions have to offer.

 

Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks every single day.

Clayton Hauck for Lonesome Rose

Lonesome Rose
2101 N. California Ave.
Open at 7am daily; food until 1am & drinks until 2am Sun – Fri / 3am Sat
To-go coffee, juice & breakfast tacos also available from 7am – 2:30pm

Photos: Clayton Hauck

Letherbee Autumnal Release Party

Our friends at Letherbee released another interesting limited edition seasonal gin (and the art department here at LSD once again designed the label for it). Find it anywhere that stocks the good booze…..

 

 

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Unlike its jammy summer siblings, the hardy cranberry comes of age in shallow, flooded wetlands. In late fall, cranberry bogs glow a gem-like red, and the crop is corralled across the surface of the water until fruit separates from vine. To create Letherbee’s 2017 Autumnal Gin, we plunged this most bewitching of berries back into liquid, bathing the harvest in a rosemary-infused pond of our own making. The prominent rosemary savor grounds the gin’s berry brightness in cozy, herbaceous notes of winter, and mires with slivers of sundried lemon peel for a fresh forward palette. A gentle back-up chorus of cardamom, allspice, and almond beg to be poured hot into a modern toddy, but could just as easily animate a frosty winter Corpse Reviver. Fireside consumption is highly encouraged. This blush-colored holiday libation is bottled at 96 proof for a limited-edition run of 260 cases.

Black Friday in the Game Room

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Join us Friday, November 24th in the Game Room for Black Friday! After you finish your shopping, come by the second floor of the Chicago Athletic Association hotel. Starting at 4pm, we will have special tappings of rare and barrel aged beers. And, of course, Game Room’s full menu of snacks will be available. The following rare beers will be offered:

Off Color Dino Smores 2017
Off Color Dino Smores 2016
Lagunitas High Westified 2016
Half Acre Big Hugs 2016
Dark Horse Barrel Aged Scotty Karate
Firestone Walker Parabola
Perennial Abraxas
Miskatonic Antsy Prole
Wild Onion Jack Stout
Brickstone Dark Secret

Hope to see you there, cheers!

The Chicago Art Book Fair at the CAA

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The first annual Chicago Art Book Fair is happening from November 17-19 at the Chicago Athletic Association! We’re slinging beer and wine in Stagg Court, so come by to grab a beverage while you browse prints, comics, books, and more from over 100 international small presses, artists, printmakers and publishers. We’re proud to be a tiny part of such an incredible weekend. Full details here – check out the exhibitors below:

& So/Motto

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Adam Jason Cohen

Alicia Obermeyer/Max Morris

ANDREW RAFACZ

Anneli S. Henriksson & Andy Burkholder

artist/professor

Authorized to Work in the US

Bigmouth Press & Comix

Bred Press

Bricks from the Kiln (could do 1)

Bronze Age

Candor Arts

Casey Deming

Charlene Man

Chicago Artist Writers

Chloë Perkis

Chris Day, Molly O’Connell, Conor Stechschulte

Chrissie Abbott

Christopher Kardambikis

Clear As Day

Cold Cube Press

COLORAMA

Colour Code

Colpa

Congress

CONJUGATION x filmfront

Contango Journal

Cow House Press and The Ladydrawers

Danilo Montanari Editore

david alvarado

DBQ / Alex Lukas & Leah Mackin

Downfall Arts / Alan D Caesar

ELEVATOR TEETH

Everything Is Collective

Extra Vitamins

Fernwey Editions

Flatlands Press

Floss Editions

Fully Booked

Gary Kachadourian

GenderFail

Good-Bye Press

Hat & Beard Press

headmaster

Hesse Press

Homie House Press

Honey Pot Performance

Issue Press

Jamiyla Lowe

Jarad Solomon

Jennaway Pearson

Joshua Hauth

Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative

Kavi Gupta

Keith Herzik

Lauren Thorson

Lilli Carré / Max Guy / Erin Hayden / David Sprecher

London Centre for Book Arts

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Marian Runk

Marnie Galloway

Martian Press

Mega Press

Mount Analogue

My Idea of Fun

Mystery Spot Books

Naranja / Librería & Editorial

Never Sleeping Inc.

Night Diver Press

No Coast

No Coast / No Hope

OE in Print

Other Forms

Paige Landesberg

Paper Monument

Passenger Pigeon Press

Patient Sounds

Pegacorn Press

Perfectly Acceptable Press

Perish Publishing

Platform Editions

Press Gang

Press Press

Private Spectacle

Protozoa Books

RAW MEAT

Rebecca Mir Grady

Ruby T

S.Y Lim (Lumi-L)

SAIC Printmedia

Scott Roberts

Snake Hair Press

Soberscove Press

Soft City

Sometimes Publishing

Sonnenzimmer

Stephen Grebinski

T.H.C.

Tan & Loose Press

Temporary Services / Half Letter Press

The Bettys

The Donut Shop

The Green Lantern Press

The Positions and Situations Project

The Renaissance Society

THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art

The Unofficial Press

Thread Makes Blanket

Trash City Comix

TUSK + Kate Sierzputowski

Unity Press

Vice Versa Press

Video Data Bank

Vietnam Artists Book Project

Walls Divide PRess

Western Exhibitions

Will Dinski

Wing Club

WORK/PLAY

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Parson’s for the win.

Photo by Clayton Hauck for Parson's

Let us serve the bird!

Parson’s Chicken and Fish will offer the much-loved Thanksgiving takeout dinner again this year. Chef Hunter Moore’s Thanksgiving Dinner for two is available for $50, which includes one whole fried Amish chicken, two pieces of green chile cornbread, mashed potatoes, gravy, tomato & bacon braised green beans, and Thanksgiving cranberry-walnut salad (add-ons are also available, like salad, hush puppies, and extra mashed potatoes, because there’s no such thing as too much gravy).

Get your order in by noon on Wednesday, November 22 – your feast will be available for pick up from 10am – 6pm on Thanksgiving Day. Place your orders here.

We like to holiday party.

Clayton Hauck for Land and Sea Dept.
There’s a chill in the air and a twinkle in our eyes…the holiday season is coming.

Land and Sea Dept. offers a selection of private and semi-private dining spaces at our establishments, offering experiences ranging from intimate, multi-course dinners to private, guided whiskey tastings to lively cocktail receptions.

Add quality, comforting food, delicious (and strong) drinks, and all your nearest and dearest — that’s a celebration to remember.

Take a look at our offerings and if you don’t see something that matches your vision, reach out to events@landandseadept.com to talk more.

Clayton Hauck for Longman & Eagle

Thanksgiving at Cherry Circle Room

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Cherry Circle Room is offering a prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving Day, with seatings available from 1pm to 8pm. This special meal will be served family style, featuring a choice of cheddar cheese soup or endive salad, turkey roulade and turkey leg confit, green beans, garlic mashed potatoes and more. Plus, a tasting of seasonal pies, optional wine and beer pairings to add, as well as Paul McGee’s full menu of cocktails.

This meal is $80 per person (not including tax, beverages, or gratuity). Reservations are available on OpenTable.

Freddie Noe at Milk Room

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Join us on November 14th in Milk Room as we welcome Eighth Generation Beam Distiller, Freddie Noe. He will be behind the bar from 5p-7p for a special tasting of his highly anticipated inaugural release, Little Book™ Whiskey, “The Easy.”  Son of current master distiller Fred Noe, and grandson to legendary Booker Noe, Freddie is among a long-lineage of Beam family members, who have been crafting bourbon and whiskey since 1795.

Each ticket includes a deconstructed tasting experience featuring all component whiskies, a pour of Little Book™ Whiskey, a cocktail, and a plate of small bites.

Following the tasting, join us for a bottle signing in Drawing Room. Tickets are available here.

Whiskey Wednesdays @ Longman & Eagle

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On Rare Wednesdays we open up the vault and highlight some of our rare and vintage selections of whiskies. On Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm, we are honored to welcome Sam Medley of Medley Bros. and Wathen’s Bourbon, as we open up some rare and vintage Kentucky bourbons from Charles W. Medley Distilling Company.

Medley Brothers 102 proof
Wathens single Barrel 94 proof
Old Medley 12 year
Medley Family Private Selection
Wathens Barrel Proof Single Barrel
& the never-to-be-released Medley Diamond Collection

Cost is $50/person. Light snacks will be provided. Space is extremely limited.
Please email chad@longmanandeagle.com to reserve your spot.

Sam Prekop added to Colleen show!

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Sam Prekop (The Sea and Cake) just addded to the Colleen show at the MCA Friday November 3!!!

Tickets are available now – make sure to grab yours soon.

Hurricane relief for Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

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Land and Sea Dept and artist Josue Pellot are working on hurricane relief for Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. 10% from Parson’s Chicken & Fish bar sales Friday 10/6, Saturday 10/7, and Sunday 10/8 will be donated to Segundo Ruiz Belvis Center. Come have a drink to help out those in need.

2017 Pumkpin Carve!

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Longman & Eagle is back with another year of pumpkin carving on October 22! Start planning your design now – we’ll have plenty of pumpkins courtesy Testa Produce, carving tools galore, hot and cold cider from Vandermill, autumnal Jim Beam cocktails, and some fall inspired pastries. Feel free to BYO-pumpkin if you’ve got one, and we’ll see you there!

October 22
1-6pm

Brunch is Back!

Clayton Hauck for Parson's

Parson’s is launching the return of its brunch menu for the fall and winter this week! It’s available on weekdays from 11am to 3pm, and Saturday & Sundays from 10am to 3pm.

This year, Chef Hunter Moore’s menu will feature new items like Shrimp & Grits (Three Sisters cornmeal, Laughing Bird shrimp, bacon, sauce creole, poached egg, scallions), Migas (chicken and bacon chorizo, gaujillo salsa, crispy tortillas, scrambled eggs, chihuahua cheese, avocado), a Turkey Club (house roasted turkey, bacon, avocado old bay aioli, mighty vine tomatoes, lettuce, white bread, with a pickle spear) and the Chicken Cutlet (potato pancake, chunky apple sauce, creme fraiche, sunny side egg, sweet fried garlic, sesame).

Old favorites like the Early Riser (two fried eggs, hash browns, and toast) and the Chicken & Waffles (Belgian waffle, fried chicken thigh, maple brown butter, and sunny side egg) are both sticking around, as well as some boozy brunch drinks from beverage director Charlie Schott, like the Blood & Lether and Amaretto Sour.

You can’t have a truly lazy weekend without kicking it off with an enormous, delicious brunch. See you at Parson’s!

Clayton Hauck for Parson's

MAS Context Benefit for Disaster Relief

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Join us on the second floor of the Chicago Athletic Association hotel on Saturday, October 7, to raise money for disaster relief in both Mexico City and Puerto Rico. Land and Sea Dept. is partnering with MAS Context on a special menu of cocktails available all day in Drawing Room and Game Room — 100% of proceeds from these cocktails, beer, and wine will be donated to two disaster relief charities.

We’ll send proceeds to the Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund, which is providing relief to those recovering from Hurricane Maria, and we’ll also be contributing to Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal’s campaign to support earthquake relief in Mexico.

We’re also very lucky to host Mexico City based architect Michel Rojkind in Drawing Room at 5pm. Michel will be talking about rebuilding the city following the earthquake. We hope you can join us!

Big thanks to all of our generous sponsors: Heaven Hill, Fever-Tree, Testa Produce, Just Ice, Maison Ferrand and Plantation.

Colleen Nov 3

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We’re pleased to partner with the Museum of Contemporary Art in presenting a live performance of French musician Colleen on Friday, November 3!

Colleen is the alias of French musician Cécile Schott, who, over the course of five albums, has consistently reinvented herself by taking acoustic instruments out of their usual context and pushing the boundaries of their playability with compositions ranging from the mysterious and contemplative to kinetic and playful. Colleen has played throughout Europe, the US, Japan, Brazil, and Singapore, giving more than 200 concerts in prestigious venues and festivals such as Moogfest, Big Ears, Mutek, Transmediale, Villette Sonique, Rewire, and many more.

Tickets are available now – make sure to grab yours soon.

They Call Us The Seekers

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In celebration of the Chicago Marathon, we’re excited to work with artist Adam Geremia on an installation in the Drawing Room of the Chicago Athletic Association. They Call Us The Seekers will be in the case until November 5.

We are The Seekers, an intentional community of meditative runners. The Seekers reject the notion that faster is better. Personal athleticism has been co-opted by the running-industrial complex, in which selling product is more important than spiritual awakening.

Our goal: reclaim running with the power transcendent experience through movement. What we’re seeking can’t be bought or sold, it can’t be measured in miles. We seek the ecstatic.

Join us at theycallustheseekers.com.

Adam Geremia is the founder and leader of The Seekers. He has several projects exploring the nature of consciousness, the senses, and creating experiences that connect us to our bodies and our environment. He advocates for short shorts.

See more of his work at adamgeremia.com.

DanDan in the OSB

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From Good Stock is back for another fun season! After last year’s dinner with Chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok, Andrew Tarlow and Chef Ken Wiss of Marlow & Sons, and Chef Matthew Poli of Catbird Seat, we are excited to welcome Chefs Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite of Milwaukee’s DanDan!

On Saturday, October 21, Chef Dan and Chef Dan will be cooking up a special menu of DanDan favorites in Longman & Eagle’s OSB space! They’ll be serving up egg rolls, veggie momos, chicken wings, dumplings, and more from 5-11:30pm. L&E beverage director Chad Hauge has created some cocktails for the occasions, specially designed to complement the menu!

Join us – it’s sure to be a really fun night.

Robb Report Brunch

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Robb Report came to check out brunch at Longman & Eagle, and it’s safe to say they enjoyed Chef Josh’s cooking as much as we do – especially his take on French Toast with cheesecake puree, macerated cherries, and graham cracker brittle. Check out the write up HERE.

photo: Clayton hauck

Conde Nast Traveler x CAA

The nice folks at Conde Nast Traveler recently visited Chicago and featured the Chicago Athletic Association in their Eat. Stay. Love. online series. They visited Milk Room, Game Room, and sat down with our Wine Director, Andrew Algren, in Cherry Circle Room! Check it out HERE.

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Lost Lake Named #65 Bar in the World

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Lost Lake was just named the #65 bar in the world as part of the World’s 50 Best Bars list.

They’re in good company, too. Check out the full list here!

Thad Vogler from Bar Agricole at Lost Lake & Milk Room

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We’re working with acclaimed spirits expert Thad Vogler (Bar Agricole) on a few events next week surrounding the release of his new book – By the Smoke and the Smell: My Search for the Rare and Sublime on the Spirits Trail.

Thursday 9/28 – LOST LAKE
Join Thad Volger and Paul McGee for a book release party, celebrating By the Smoke and the Smell: My Search for the Rare and Sublime on the Spirits Trail. Guests can enjoy a menu of cocktails inspired by the book, as well as purchase it.

Friday 9/29 – MILK ROOM
Thad Vogler will lead an intimate cocktail event in Milk Room, inspired by his new book, By the Smoke and the Smell: My Search for the Rare and Sublime on the Spirits Trail. Each ticket for this 90 minute experience includes an amuse, three cocktails, and snacks. After the event, join Thad in the Drawing Room to chat and get your book signed. Tickets are $125 each: https://milkroom.tocktix.com/

Paul McGee Tuesdays at Milk Room

Once a month, Paul McGee will be bartending in the super intimate Milk Room for the first time since opening, serving cocktails from some of his favorite drink books (in addition to the normal Milk Room menu) – starting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12! Paul will be behind the bar until 9p, which includes the first two blocks of seatings (5p, 5:15p, 5:30p, 5:45p // 7p, 7:15p, 7:30p, 7:45p).

To kick off the series, Paul has chosen to work from Charles Baker’s “The Gentleman’s Companion” published in 1939. He’ll be making five cocktails from the book, including the Remember the Maine (featuring 1970’s Cherry Heering and 1950’s Abbott’s Bitters), the Ille de France (with 1980s Yellow Chartreuse), and the “Gin Fizz Tropical (with 1970s Tanqueray London Dry Gin).

Guests can book via Tock.

Parson’s End Of Summer Party

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Summer is great.

But then it ends.

As many of you know, we are expanding Parson’s Chicken & Fish this year, making it bigger (more space to choogle!), with construction scheduled to begin in early October.

This means you’ve got until October 2nd to party on the patio, and we’ll be having one last outdoor blowout the weekend of September 30 and October 1.

Save the dates and get your patio fix until next spring! No tears allowed.

Eat BBQ, Help BBQ

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Our friends at critically-acclaimed Franklin Barbecue in Austin suffered a fire in their smokehouse a couple weeks ago, putting them temporarily out of commission while they make repairs.

On Sunday, September 17, Parson’s Chicken and Fish will be hosting a barbecue to help support the Franklin team until they’re ready to re-open their doors. Chef Hunter Moore will be making a pulled-pork sandwich (featuring a special sauce recipe from the man himself, Chef Aaron Franklin), and we’ll have some Texas-centric beers and cocktails from bar manager Charlie Schott, too.  Proceeds from these special offerings will go directly to Franklin team.

Come out to support!

image: Clayton Hauck

Highball Celebration at Longman & Eagle

We’re Highball crazy at Longman & Eagle, thanks to our new Highball machine – and you can be, too!

First off, we’re excited to partner with the Japanese Culture Center for a celebration of the Highball on September 26! Learn how the Japan perfected the art of the highball (and more) from “Mr. Highball”, Atsushi “Charlie” Takeuchi, learn how to make the perfect highball from L&E beverage director Chad Hauge, all while enjoying a three course dinner from Executive Chef Joshua Mutchnick. Tickets are $50 per person for this dinner – grab them before they’re gone, here.

Meanwhile, in the Inn…stay with us in October, and use promo code HIGHBALL and enjoy two highballs, on the house, plus two custom L&E highball glasses so you can mix up your own whiskey drinks at home.

Our Japanese-designed highball machine super carbonates water to 1.5 times the level of champagne and combines it with ice cold Jim Beam bourbon. The resulting cocktail is the most refreshing, bubbly whiskey drink you’ve ever had – we promise.

Chris Johanson Opening Reception at Soccor Club Club

This month finds us back at Drag City’s Soccer Club Club, serving age appropriate drinks during the opening reception for “Worms, Birds, People, and Air: The Art of Oh No and Dissociative Thinking, by artist Chris Johanson.

The evening will also feature music by Sally Timms and Sunfoot.

It’s all happening this Friday, September 15 – see you then!

Sean Gannon at Chicago Athletic Association

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Chicago-based artist Sean Gannon is the next artist to show work in the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Drawing Room. Opening next week, Gannon’s work will be on display through October 6. Make sure you check it out on your next trip downtown.

We’ll be having an opening reception to celebrate the installation on Saturday, September 16, from 6-8pm, in the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Drawing Room. Hope to see you there.


Lost Lake Has Food Now

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Lost Lake is excited to announce a brand new food menu, launching this Friday at 4pm. In the kitchen formerly occupied by Thank You, which closed after a fire in March of 2016, Executive Chef Pete Coenen and Chef de Cuisine Fred Noinaj have collaborated on a menu that will be available daily from 4pm – 1:30am. The menu pulls from the island regions of Asia, with Korean, Polynesian, Chinese and Vietnamese influences that complement the tropical flavors of Lost Lake’s tiki drinks.

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Sunday Supper Club at Cherry Circle Room

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Cherry Circle Room is proud to introduce the Sunday Supper Club! Every Sunday, guests can a weekly prix fixe dinner featuring roasted leg of lamb, mashed potatoes, lemon pie, and more — all the ‘greatest hits’ off CCR’s dinner menu. And at $40 per person, this could be one of CCR’s greatest values, too!
Guests can book by calling 312-792-3515, or via OpenTable.
Cherry Circle Room
Sunday Supper Club
house-crafted focaccia
herb butter, sea salt
simple greens
radish, white balsamic, soft herbs
cauliflower gratin
bacon, reggiano, blistered tomato, bread crumbs
roasted garlic mashed potatoes
herb roasted leg of lamb
asparagus gremolata, lamb jus
lemon pie
creme fraiche

 

Highball Machine @ Longman & Eagle

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Now you can enjoy highball on draft at Longman & Eagle! We teamed up with Beam Suntory to create a highball unique to L&E. Our Japanese-designed highball machine super carbonates water to 1.5 times the level of champagne and combines it with ice cold Jim Beam bourbon. The resulting cocktail is the most refreshing, bubbly whiskey drink you’ve ever had! Come in and enjoy one or three today.

Surface at LSD

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Surface took a trip to Chicago in their June / July issue, stopping by Lost Lake, Longman & Eagle, Cherry Circle Room, and Game Room. Grab the new issue to read more.

Whiskey Wednesday @ Longman & Eagle

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Rare Wednesdays are back at Longman & Eagle! On August 2nd at 9pm, we’re opening up the vault and tasting some rare and vintage whiskies from the House of Suntory with beverage director Chad Hauge.

Hakushu 18
Haukushu Bourbon Barrel
Yamazaki 18
Hibiki 12
Chita
Premium Kakubin
Royal (70’s)
30 Year Excellence (80’s)

Tickets are available for $100 per person; light snacks from Executive Chef Joshua Mutchnick will be provided. Please reach out to chad@longmanandeagle.com to reserve your spot!

Parson’s x Hopewell Brewing Co. Beer Party

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Come celebrate Hopewell Brewing Company‘s First Lager (now available in CAN form!) at your favorite neighborhood patio. Hopewell will have swag, games, a tap takeover, and FREE samples of First Lager from 1-2p!

Bring your buds and come hang for an afternoon of good old fashioned beer drinking.

August 5
1-4p
Parson’s Chicken and Fish

Longman & Eagle at Green City Market Chef BBQ

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This year Longman and Eagle’s executive chef, Joshua Mutchnick, will be participating in the Green City Market’s Chef BBQ. The barbeque is a fundraiser that supports Green City Market’s mission to promote food sustainability, edible education, and food access. This 17 th annual Chef BBQ will take place on July 20 from 5:30-8pm at the southern end of Lincoln Park

Purchase your tickets here.

Cats & Plants at Land & Sea

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Like cats? Like plants? Like Stephen Eichhorn? We sure do.

Join us at the LSD studio space on Friday, July 28. We’re throwing a party with Chicago-based artist Stephen Eichhorn to mark the release of his brand new (and debut!) book, Cats & Plants, published by zioxla.
The book features over 200 images of Eichhorn’s collages of cats, plants, shells and minerals. It’s beautiful and we’re excited to celebrate it!

Friday, July 28
3124 W Carroll
8-11pm

 

 

Huckberry visits Lost Lake

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It was fun to see our friends at Letherbee featured on the Huckberry blog! Brent Engel, Letherbee’s founder, worked with another familiar face — Beverage Director and Lost Lake Owner, Paul McGee — to create a cocktail with the 2017 Vernal Gin. Paul’s cocktail, a lemongrass gin swizzle, is a new take on a classic drink that showcases the lemongrass, ginger, and pepper botanicals in the Vernal 2017.

Check out the article and get the recipe for Paul’s cocktail here. And read more about Letherbee’s tangy 2017 Vernal Gin here.

Paul McGee Receives Spirited Award Nomination

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Tales of the Cocktail announced the Top 4 finalists for the 2017 Spirited Awards last month and we’re so proud to congratulate our Beverage Director, Paul McGee, for his nomination for the global category of Best Bar Mentor.

Congratulations to all of the amazing nominees! Check ‘em out, here. And cheers to Paul – it’s an honor to know you and work with you!

Art Institute Chicago: Gauguin x Cherry Circle Room

 

After you visit the new Gauguin exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, hop across the street to Cherry Circle Room for a little treat. Now through September 10th , bring your ticket from the exhibit the same day you visited and you’ll receive a complimentary carrot cake. Pretty sweet, yeah?

For more information on the exhibit, Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist, visit here.

Summer of Riesling at Cherry Circle Room

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The Summer of Riesling is upon us at Cherry Circle Room. Our wine director, Andrew Algren, has invited eleven of his sommelier friends from around the city to bring their favorite Rieslings to CCR. Each somm picks five Rieslings that will be offered by glass for the week, and they’ll even be in house for one shift during the week as a guest sommelier. Check out Cherry Circle Room’s Instagram for each sommelier’s guest shift – see you there.

A Tribute to Takashi Murakami

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Join us on Monday, June 19th at 5:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Chicago Athletic Association hotel as we pay homage to Takashi Murakami. We’ll be joining our friends from Cindy’s to celebrate the artist and his new exhibition at the MCA, The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, right on top (literally!) of the custom installation from Murakami in the hotel’s Tank space.

The installation is inspired by one of Takashi Murakami’s original characters, in his signature “Superflat” concept which pairs traditional Japanese painting techniques with a contemporary, animé-inspired aesthetic within a flattened picture plane.

We’ll be serving a Japanese Highball from Paul McGee and a Tokyo-inspired snack from Chef Pete Coenen.

Register for complimentary entry HERE. 

SLO’ MO Presents Paradise: A Queer Pride Ball in Bloom

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SloMo presents
Paradise: A Queer Pride Ball in Bloom
Friday, June 23rd 8pm-1am
Featuring
Lost Lake
DJs Audio Jack & Rae Chardonnay
Produced by Kristen Kaza
Michelle’s Ballroom – 2800 W. Belmont Ave
Tickets at slomoparty.com

Lost Lake x J. Reiger & Co. Negroni Week

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It’s Negroni Week at Lost Lake! Come by and enjoy a Kingston Negroni (Appleton Signature Blend, Cocchi di Torino, Campari)—$2 from each negroni benefits Water Defense’s Flint Water Crisis Project.

Cherry Circle Room Picnic Baskets

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Head to Cherry Circle Room before the Tuesday night movie in the park for a picnic built for two! Snack on a selection of burrata, prosciutto, a ficelle loaf, honey, and tomato jam plus popcorn and cookies. Add a bottle or two of wine (screw top, of course!) — we have red, white, rose, and bubbles — or a large format Unirboue Ephemere, a Belgian-style ale brewed with apples. NOTE: Local pick-up only. Available to pick up in Game Room at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (12 S. Michigan, 2nd floor) on June 13 from 4-7p.

Order yours today!

L&E x Elijah Craig Private Select Barrel Bourbon

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L&E has something pretty neat in the works for the father figures in your life, right in time for Father’s Day.

Pre-order your dad a bottle of L&E x Elijah Craig Private Select Barrel Bourbon, and engrave it with a personalized message to commemorate the occasion.

This bottle of Elijah Craig — who, appropriately, is known as the Father of Bourbon — was hand selected by the Longman bar team on a visit to the Heaven Hill warehouse in Bardstown, Kentucky. The bourbon they chose has notes of cinnamon Red Hots…bringing to mind contraband candy gifted from dear old dad, perhaps? Or the spicy notes of his aftershave, the same scent he gave you along with your first razor. Or the sting of all the things you never said, but now have the chance to via a limited-edition bottle of quality booze from one of his favorite purveyors (and definitely his favorite child).

Pre-order your custom engraved bottle here, by Monday, June 12 and get an Elijah Craig shirt, hat, and shot glass to match. Then, come by Longman on June 14 from 5-8pm to pick up your perfectly patrician gift, and enjoy some complimentary bites, tastes, and L&E x Elijah Craig party vibes on us.

Reader Best of Chicago 2017

Hey Chicago Reader readers — thanks! Land and Sea Dept. is rolling deep in the 2017 Readers Choice Award nominations, with 30 nominations across 27 categories. We’re very lucky to work with so many (so many!) talented folks and it’s great to see their hard work represented and recognized here.

Thanks to the Reader, and thanks to you for voting (and eating and drinking and hanging with us)! If you’re so inclined to give us a vote in this final round, check out our nods below:

 

FOOD & DRINK

 

Best Al Fresco Dining

Parson’s Chicken & Fish

 

Best Chef

Pete Coenen (Cherry Circle Room, Game Room)

 

Best Cocktail Bar

Lost Lake

 

Best Desserts

Cherry Circle Room

 

Best Doughnuts

Longman & Eagle

 

Best Family Friendly Restaurant

Parson’s Chicken & Fish

 

Best Fancy Restaurant

Cherry Circle Room

 

Best Late Night Eats

Parson’s Chicken & Fish

 

Best Mixologist

Paul McGee (Lost Lake, Cherry Circle Room, Game Room, Milk Room)

 

Best Neighborhood Restaurant

Longman & Eagle

 

Best Overall Restaurant

Cherry Circle Room

 

Best Place Worth a Wait

Lost Lake

Parson’s Chicken & Fish

 

Best Pub Grub

Longman & Eagle

 

Best Restaurant for a Cheap Date

Parson’s Chicken & Fish

 

Best Restaurant for Romance

Cherry Circle Room

 

Best Restaurant Group

Land and Sea Dept.

 

Best Sandwich

Fried Chicken Sandwich, Parson’s Chicken & Fish

 

Best Sommelier

Andrew Algren

 

Best Underground Dining

From Good Stock

 

Best Up and Coming Chef

Pete Coenen

 

Best Waitstaff

Cherry Circle Room

 

Best Wine List

Cherry Circle Room

 

Best Looking Waitstaff

Lost Lake

Parson’s Chicken & Fish

 

 

 

MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

 

Best Bartender

Paul McGee (Lost Lake, Cherry Circle Room, Game Room, Milk Room)

 

Best Hotel Bar

Milk Room

Cherry Circle Room

 

Best New Bar

Milk Room

 

 

And don’t forget to vote for out buddy Letherbee, up for two awards!

Best Local Distillery

Letherbee

 

Best Local Spirit

Letherbee

 

 

Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice

Looks like everyone’s favorite awards season — travel and dining awards, of course — is upon us. Conde Nast Traveler just released their nominees for the 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards, and you can spot some of your favorite LSD joints in the mix.

You can fill out ballots for Cherry Circle Room, Parson’s Chicken & Fish, and Longman & Eagle here. You can also vote for the Chicago Athletic Association, and even the city of Chicago!

Thanks to Conde Nast Traveler for including us, and thanks to you, our favorite diners, drinks, and readers, for the support.

Esquire Names Milk Room and Lost Lake Among Best Bars in America

Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 9.07.58 PMThe 2017 edition of Esquire’s annual list of the “Best Bars in America” only features two bars in Chicago: Milk Room and Lost Lake.

It’s a testament to our phenomenal teams that these are the two bars that won the favor of Esquire editors through their exceptional service, serious attention to detail, and, of course, stellar cocktails.

Congratulations to Lost Lake owner and LSD beverage director Paul McGee, his partner and co-owner Shelby Allison, and the managers, bartenders, and staff that make Lost Lake and Milk Room such special spots.

Thanks to Esquire for including us — what good company! — and to all the guests who have enjoyed a cocktail (or three) in one of these bars over the last few years.

Check out the full list HERE.
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Sunday Tea at the CAA

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On the tails of a sold out Mother’s Day High Tea Service, the Drawing Room at the Chicago Athletic Association is launching weekly Sunday tea on Sunday, May 28. The prix fixe tea features a menu of sweet and savory bites from the Cherry Circle Room culinary team — including strawberry pistachio tarts, avocado toast, mini oreos, banana bread, and more, all served alongside a selection of tea from Rare Tea Cellar. All guests will also receive a sparkling cocktail from beverage director Paul McGee. Seatings will be released a month ahead of time, with seatings available at noon and 2pm.

Reservations are available via Tock.

Longman & Eagle x Virtue Cider: Garage Core Launch

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This spring, Longman & Eagle’s bar team took a trip to Fennville, MI, the home of Virtue Cider, to discover and blend ciders that brought back memories of bands that never existed (but should have!). The resulting brew is a natural, unfiltered, uncarbonated cider that’s both a ‘lil funky and a ‘lil tart. Lower your glass, fill it up from a distance with extended arms, then raise it back up and cheers with us to L&E’s new beloved collaboration with Virtue —  Garage Core!

Come celebrate and try the cider on Sunday, June 4 at L&E’s OSB. From 1-4p, we’ll have Garage Core on tap, cider-adjacent cocktails, garage rock from DJ Johnny Walker, and a special menu of snacks from Chef Joshua Mutchnick (L&E) and Chef Missy Corey (Virtue).

Parson’s Community Block and Lawn Party

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Join us at Parson’s Chicken and Fish on Saturday, June 3rd for the second annual block party! Greet patio season with a bang; from 2-8pm, we’ll be chooglin’ on the boulevard with plenty of grub from Chef Hunter Moore’s and slushies from bar manager Charlie Schott’s, tons of ice cold Modelo, music from DJ Dan Maloney and DJs Dave & Mama Mata, a super special surprise live band, fun, games, and more.

Parson’s will be collecting school supplies for Association House as a suggested donation for entry (they were able to set up a school store with last year’s donations!) and a portion of proceeds from the party will benefit the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

Admission is free – RSVP here!

LSD at P4K

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Land and Sea Dept. is excited to partner with Pitchfork Music Festival as the exclusive vending partner for Pitchfork +PLUS, the brand new ticket tier for the festival, introduced this year. Pitchfork +PLUS allows attendees to enjoy exclusive amenities during the weekend, like access to food and cocktails from the Land and Sea Dept. family, including Parson’s Chicken and Fish, Lost Lake, and more.

These LSD favorites will be serving up fried and fresh bites in the +PLUS section of Union Park, alongside cocktails from Parson’s bar manager Charlie Schott and Lost Lake partner Paul McGee.

Get more details on the weekend’s lineup, Pitchfork +PLUS, and purchase tickets here.

Brunch at Cherry Circle Room

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Brunch, brunched, brunching: Words about weekends past, present, and future. Start studying up for Saturday morning, and check out Time Out’s favorite brunch restaurants in Chicago — including Cherry Circle Room in the cool #4 spot. We’ll have a milk punch ready for you.

Hot Dog Architecture: 12 Screen Prints by Ryan Duggan

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Land and Sea Dept. is excited to partner with artist Ryan Duggan on a show of “Mr. D’s Snack Shack,” Duggan’s screen print series depicting twelve classic Chicago hot dog stands. We’ll have (what else) hot dogs on hand and plenty of Old Style to wash ‘em down with – come through, grab a set of prints, and raise one up to some world class hot dog architecture.

Lost Lake at Chicago Vintage City Flea

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On Saturday, May 13 from 10a – 4p, Lost Lake is participating in the inaugural Chicago Vintage City Flea, a collaboration between Camp Wandawega and Randolph Street Market, hosted by Rejuvenation. Come browse some of the city’s best curated vintage shops and have snacks and treats from Lost Lake and more! See you at the corner of North & Sheffield!

Derby x L&E x Maker’s Mark Kentucky Derby Party

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Derby x L&E x Maker’s Mark Kentucky Derby Party
May 6, 2017 from 3-6PM
“Grandstand” Party at Longman & Eagle
  • Build Your Own Juleps
  • Maker’s Private Select Cocktails in Pewter Cups You Can Keep When Finished
  • Fancy Hats and Suspenders Provided
“Infield” Party at OSB@L&E
  • Maker’s Mudslide Slushies
  • Maker’s Cocktails in Red Solo Cups You Can Keep When Finished
  • Rowdy Atmosphere Provided
Race broadcast at 5PM. Horse Hats Available.

Lost Lake Record Store Day

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On Record Store Day (Saturday, April 22), Lost Lake will be partnering with their next door neighbor, Bric-a-Brac Records, for a celebration. Lost Lake will be opening at noon, and Bric-A-Brac will be curating a lineup of DJs all afternoon – don’t miss it!

Longman & Eagle x Knob Creek Hangover Brunch

Soothe your Whiskey Fest hangover with the folks who are responsible for it. Come by Longman & Eagle from 11am – 3pm on Saturday, April 22 for some hair of the dog with Knob Creek and Dark Matter Coffee. L&E Beverage Director Chad Hauge will be serving up Knob Creek cocktails, Chef Josh Mutchnick and Pastry Chef Mary Reynolds will have your hangover bites covered with breakfast burritos and Cubans, plus some whiskey-inspired donuts. The L&E crew event aged some Dark Matter Coffee in Knob Creek barrels, making for the ultimate morning-after brunch beverages.

Longman & Eagle x Knob Creek
Hangover Brunch
Saturday April 22, 2017 – 11:00AM – 3:00PM

Featuring
-Knob Creek cocktails from Beverage Director Chad Hauge
-Food to soak up all that booze from Chef Josh Mutchnick
-Special Offerings from the OSB Donut Shop from Pastry Chef Mary Reynolds
-Dark Matter coffee aged in Knob Creek barrels
-Bottles of Longman’s Hand Selected Knob Creek Single Barrel will be on hand for purchase

Whiskey Wednesday {RARE}

4 19 rare squareNext Wednesday L&E will be welcoming Heaven Hill’s Master Distiller Denny Potter and Whiskey Professor Bernie Lubbers and highlighting some of our rare and vintage selections from their distillery…

Parker’s Heritage 8th Edition 13yr Wheat Whiskey
Evan Williams 12yr {Bottled 1990}
Evan Williams 23yr
William Heaven Hill 4th Edition
John E Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve 20yr

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 9:00pm
Light snacks will be provided.
The cost is $100 per person and space is extremely limited
E-mail phil@longmanandeagle.com to reserve a spot.

Cherry Circle Room Easter Sunday Brunch

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Reservations are available for Easter Sunday brunch in Cherry Circle Room. We’ll be featuring a special Easter Quiche (with oven dried tomatoes and confit leeks and a watercress and arugula salad, $15) alongside a table side pastry cart, featuring a spectacular selection of goodies from Pastry Chef Kristine Antonian, including Key Lime Tarts, Maple-Bourbon Donuts, Decorated Sugar Cookies, and Strawberry Pistachio Croissants.

Reserve your table now via Opentable.

Not A Hoax

 

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The Garfield Park Conservatory, Land and Sea Dept., and NRDC present

Earth Day 2017: The “NOT A HOAX” Party

April 22 at the Garfield Park Conservatory

VIP Cocktail Hour 6-7pm, General Admission 7-10pm

The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, Land and Sea Dept., and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are excited to partner on a special Earth Day celebration, held on April 22, at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

While last year’s sold out Earth Day party highlighted preserving our environment’s pollinators, this year’s event – Not a Hoax – will focus on climate change. The party will feature drinks, food and music curated by Land and Sea Dept., alongside environmental programming from NRDC.

A fundraiser and a call to action, the event seeks to raise awareness about a suite of environmental protections under attack by the new administration, and aims to harness the energy and passion of the public to pressure lawmakers into recognizing climate change as a serious and real problem.

Proceeds from tickets and a portion of bar sales will help NRDC and the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance continue their vital work protecting the environment.

“This is the 47th year that the world will celebrate Earth Day. We’re more determined than ever to make sure our country’s 45th President does not thwart the incredible progress we’ve made to combat climate change internationally, nationally and locally.” said Elizabeth Corr, Manager of Art Partnerships & Events at NRDC.

Chicago-based Air Credits (a collaboration of The Hood Internet and ShowYouSuck) will be performing during the party, with opening sets by local favorites Sidewalk Chalk and DJ Audio Jack.

Chef Abra Berens of Local Foods will be creating a menu of Earth Day-oriented bites for a special VIP hour (6-7pm). Minimizing food waste and supporting the planet are both very important in Chef Abra’s day-to-day work, and those values will surely be reflected in the VIP hour offerings.

The VIP hour will also include cocktails by Land and Sea Dept. beverage director Paul McGee featuring Corazon Tequila, as well as bio-dynamic wines selected by LSD wine director Andrew Algren and beer from Lagunitas, a local member of the NRDC’s Brewers for Clean Water campaign.

As an added bonus, Chicago’s bike share program, Divvy, will be offering a free 24-hour pass to the first 75 ticket purchasers.

Wine, beer, and cocktails will also be available during the general admission portion of the night. Please purchase drink tickets in advance of attending – they are available HERE.

VIP hour tickets are $100 and general admission tickets are $25. Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 28, at noon, and are available to purchase HERE.

 

 

Backroom Wrap-up

We just wrapped up The Backroom, our pop-up bar with The Field Museum, Johanna Projects and the Chicago Athletic Association. It was a busy month; over the course of The Backroom, we dug up dinosaurs, pressed plants, pinned butterflies, put together fish skeletons and more with experts from The Field, jammed with our favorite DJs and artists.
Huge thanks to everyone who worked with us on this project and all the guests who enjoyed it – it was a good one!
Photo by Zachary James Johnston
Video by Richard Smith III

Mike Rea – Showcase at CAA

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Land and Sea Dept. is partnering with the Chicago Athletic Association for an exhibit of the work of Chicago-based visual artist Mike Rea. Rea’s bold wooden sculptures will be displayed in the hotel’s second floor display case, directly across from the Milk Room, from April 1 – May 15.

Join us on Sunday, April 9 in the CAA’s Drawing Room to celebrate the exhibit. From 2-3p, Chicago-based artist Ethan Gill will chat with Rea about his work, then from 3-5p we will toast the artist with an opening reception.

2017 L&E Adult Easter Egg Hunt

 

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It’s time for Longman & Eagle’s annual Adult Easter Easter Egg Hunt! Join us this Easter – Sunday, April 16 – for another year of eggs, whiskey, and all around charitable good times.

Email  info@longmanandeagle.com to register in advance – and don’t wait, last year’s hunt sold out well in advance.  The fee per two person team is $10 ($5 per person) – all proceeds will be donated to One Tail at a Time, our charity partner.

On Sunday, April 16 , registration will begin at 11am, followed by the hunt around Logan Square from noon – 2pm, followed by a block party back at Longman & Eagle from 2-4pm where we’ll count the eggs and declare a winner.

Sunday, April 16
11am – Team Registration
Noon – Hunt begins
2pm – Block Party & Counting of the Eggs

We’ll have plenty of fun, food, and games at Longman & Eagle during and after the hunt. See you there!

Prizes & support from our friends at: Lost Lake, Fleur, Parson’s, Thalia Hall, The Empty Bottle, The Whistler, Brown Brothers, The Owl, Logan Theater, Hopewell, Darkmatter, Letherbee, Gordon Food Service, Reno Chicago, Wolfbait, Katherine Anne Confections, The Walk In, Busy Beaver Buttons, Bang Bang Pie, Black Dog Gelato, The Bus Shop & More

 

L&E and the 2nd Annual Chicago Cocktail Summit

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The second annual Chicago Cocktail Summit is this Sunday-Monday, happening right around the corner from L&E at the Logan Theatre! We’re excited to welcome the two days of seminars, panels, and tastings back to the neighborhood, and we’re especially psyched for Monday’s “American Rectified Whiskey: Pre-Prohibition and Today” seminar—our very own Phil Olson (Longman’s general and bar manager) will be participating!
Get your tickets to the summit here – and use the code LSDxCCS to get 20% off!
And then…
This Sunday, April 2, immediately following “The Art and Science of Creating & Pairing Savory Cocktails” seminar, join Jerald O’Kennard, Robert Bansberg, and Laura Kruming from TASTINGS.com for a paired dinner experience at Longman & Eagle. Enjoy principles from their talk in practice with a four-course meal from Chef Joshua Mutchnick served with paired cocktails from Beverage Director Chad Hauge and a welcome cocktail courtesy of dinner sponsor Winebow and Tastings.com.
Grab your tickets for the dinner here.

DJ NITE at Game Room Chicago

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Be sure to check out DJ Dan Maloney, DJ Michael Correy and DJ Moose this month at Game Room. For April 1st, we’ll be showing The Final Four as well.

Longman & Eagle Staycation Special April 2017

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For all the weary travelers looking to Longman & Eagle for rest & respite this April, we’ve got a package for you. For all stays booked with code STAYAPRIL17 this month, we’ll hook you up with your very own Aesop hand cream perfect for your carry-on, plus a travel-sized Fernet Branca (for your in-flight entertainment). Combine that with a hearty meal at Longman and a good night’s sleep (after a whiskey or two), and you’ll be bright eyed and bushy tailed no matter where your travels take you this spring.

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This promotion applies to new reservations booked with promo code
Not transferable to other goods/services

Whiskey Wednesday {Rare Edition} at L&E

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Longman & Eagle is excited to announce Whiskey Wednesday {Rare Edition} – the new, monthly culmination of the Whiskey Wednesday program. General & bar manager Phil Olson will be opening the L&E vault on the last Wednesday of the month to give guests the chance to try some of L&E’s rarest vintage whiskeys.

On Wednesday, March 29, for the inaugural event, Phil will be featuring some bourbons from the Jim Beam Distillery, as well as spirits from now-defunct distilleries that have been acquired by Beam over the last century.

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Old Crow Chessmen Decanter {Bottled 1969}
Jim Beam 5yr {Bottled 1969}
Jim Beam “Beam’s Choice” 8yr {Bottled 1976}
Bookers 25th Anniversary

Guests will have the chance to not only try these rare bottlings, but also receive a ‘master class’ in the history of Jim Beam and Old Grand-Dad from the 1960s and 1970s with a guided tasting from Phil. Tickets are $100 per person, and light snacks from Longman & Eagle Chef de Cuisine Joshua Mutchnick will be served.

This will be a very intimate experience – space is (super!) limited – so reserve your spot today. Email phil@longmanandeagle.com to book.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9:00pm.
Light snacks will be provided.
$100 per person
E-mail phil@longmanandeagle.com to reserve a spot.

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L&E March Staycation

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This March, book a stay and join us for some fun in our Off Site Bar (OSB). Before retiring to your room for the evening, enjoy your choice of dessert off of pastry chef Mary Reynold’s new OSB sweets menu, plus two glasses of bubbly. Then, head back down to OSB in the morning for a complimentary donut from the OSB Donut Shop to start your day off right. (The OSB Donut shop is open Saturdays and Sundays – you can keep your donut voucher for a later date if you’re staying with us a weeknight.). Use promo code MARCHSTAYCATION to book.
This promotion applies to new reservations booked with promo code
Not transferable to other goods/services
​Promo Coupons accepted in OSB only​

Parson’s Karaoke

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Join us for karaoke at Parson’s Chicken & Fish. We have double griddle burgers, special guest hosts and drink specials from 9pm ’til 1am!

Lost Lake is a semifinalist for the James Beard Award

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For the second year running, Lost Lake has been named a semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program (that’s two nominations in as many years of being open!). Huge congratulations to the entire team at Lost Lake, and all of the other Chicago-based semifinalists.

The Backroom at CAA

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February 25 – March 25

The Chicago Athletic Association hotel, The Field Museum, Johalla Projects and Land and Sea Dept. are excited to announce the opening of The Backroom – a pop-up bar experience opening on Saturday, February 25, in the hotel’s ground floor Tank space (formerly the Chicago Athletic Association’s pool). The bar will be open on Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm – midnight through March 25.

Following last summer’s Cherry Circle Yacht Club pop-up bar, The Backroom will celebrate Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, an upcoming special exhibition taking a deep dive into The Field Museum’s vast collections, opening March 10. The pop-up, designed by Chicago-based art gallery Johalla Projects and operated by Land and Sea Dept., will feature actual specimens from the Field’s huge collection, available to guests to explore for the first time off museum grounds.

The Backroom will feature interactive programming with Field Museum professionals in the space each night on a variety of topics, ranging from space to taxidermy and more (full schedule below). All events will be free, and will give guests the rare opportunity to chat in person with leading experts in the fields of botany, zoology, geology, history, and more, all while enjoying cocktails from LSD beverage director Paul McGee. The bar will also offer late night programming until midnight following each workshop, like DJs, trivia, karaoke, and more – stay tuned for more details.

Saturday, February 25
7-10pm: Opening Party with DJ set from Elliot Bergman of Wild Belle

Friday, March 3
6pm: Dig Your Own Dinosaur with Akiko Shinya
8pm: Dino Trivia Night!

Saturday, March 4
6pm: Glowing Rocks with Jim Holstein
8pm: Glitter Guts photobooth with custom backdrop by Stephen Eichhorn

Friday, March 10
6pm: Plant Pressing with Anna Balla
8pm: Bitters making workshop with Wetherby’s Bitters

Saturday, March 11
6pm: Mushroom Show & Tell with Patrick Leacock
8pm: Psych Rock DJ set from DJ’s Adam & Angel

Friday, March 17
6pm: Butterfly Pinning with Crystal Maier
8pm: Gutter Butter (Logan Bay & Ben Fasman) DJ Set

Saturday, March 18
6pm: Taxidermy Night with Ben Marks and Kayleigh Kueffner

Friday, March 24
6pm: Scientists on Screen with Greg Mercer
8pmLumpen Radio‘s Green Screen Karaoke

Saturday, March 25
6pm: Assembling Fish Skeletons with Caleb McMahan
8pm: Closing Party

L&E Staycation 2017

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February is a rough month. The promise of spring is real, but the cold, gray days can feel inescapable.
Lighten your metaphysical load with a little getaway to Longman & Eagle. Cuddle up in our beds (with custom Unison Home bedding, no less), gorge yourself on our mini-bar, and warm up from the inside out with our whiskey. For the entire month of February, we’re including a two complimentary whiskey flights with each stay – one for you and one for your travel companion, or just two for you (like we said, February is a rough month). Our bartenders will hand select three pours from our L&E flight list for you to enjoy and talk you through each selection. It’s amazing what a little whiskey and R+R can do for your perspective!
Book with code STAYCATIONFEB17.
This promotion applies only to new reservations. Not transferable to other goods/services

Super Bowl

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Game Room is gearing up for the Super Bowl with an afternoon of pre-game fun. Come early to grab your table for the game, and starting at 2pm, we’ll have a DJ, bags, giant sized jenga, wings and beer deals, a queso fundido special and a themed large format cocktail to fuel your fandom.

Dungen at Garfield Park Conservatory

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Land and Sea Dept. is excited to present Swedish rock band Dungen performing their new album, Häxan, at the beautiful Garfield Park Conservatory on Sunday, March 19.

The band will be performing the original score they were asked to create to Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 touchstone The Adventures of Prince Achmed, understood to be the oldest surviving full-length animated feature film. Inspired by the nature of the work and the characters portrayed within, the members of Dungen collaborated on themes to represent their take on the film’s narrative, and immersed themselves in the groundbreaking visual language of this landmark film. The result is Häxan, the group’s first instrumental album.

This is sure to be a memorable night – grab your tickets here.

Parson’s HOT

Hot news out of Parson’s Chicken and Fish!

For the month of February, you can get Chef Hunter Moore’s Nashville-style hot chicken…in SANDWICH FORM!

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After years of requests to offer the super popular hot chicken dish as a sandwich, Chef Hunter Moore will put the Parson’s Hot Sandwich on the menu for one month and one month only.

Topped with slaw, American cheese, aioli, North Star pickles, and plenty of Chef Hunter’s secret recipe hot sauce, this might be your only chance to eat this much-requested, never before available sandwich – so mark your calendars for February 1st. You don’t want to miss this.

250,000

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This week, Lost Lake hit 250,000 drinks sold in two years of being open. Wow – that’s a lot of daiquiris, Tic Tac Taxis, and Banana Dolphins! Thanks to all the guests, locals and visitors alike, who contributed to that count over the last two years. See you guys at 500,000 — who’s thirsty!?

Thanks Chicago!

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Chicago Magazine’s annual Best Bars issue just came out, and we were thrilled and surprised to see three Land and Sea spots on the list!

Lost Lake scored the number three spot, Parson’s is slated in sixth, and Milk Room came in at number 21.

Thanks, Chicago!

L&E

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Longman & Eagle has got one for the lovers this year, with a five course dinner from chef de cuisine Joshua Mutchnick. This dinner is available in three seatings on February 14 (5:30, 7:30, and 9:30) and will also offer option whiskey and wine pairings. Email info@longmanandeagle.com to reserve your table.

1st: Scallop Crudo, Rose, Pistachio, Meyer Lemon, Yuzukoshō
2nd: Foie Gras, Cherry, White Pepper, Bitter Chocolate
Intermezzo: Beef Heart Puttanesca
3rd: Oyster Rockefeller, Ham, Horseradish
4th: Duck for two; Breast, Confit, Burnt Orange, Foie Emulsion, Sunchoke
5th:Chocolate Almond Pudding Cake, Coconut Chai Ice Cream, Candied Almond, Cardamom

L&E for the win!

BULLS

Headed to the Bulls game on February 16 vs. the Celtics, or the Blackhawks game on February 18 vs. Edmonton? Your favorite whiskey bar is, too! Longman & Eagle will be serving up cocktails at the United Center during those games as part of the Chicago Pours program. Come say hi and have a drink.

Shift-Ease at Lost Lake

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Back in March of last year, Lost Lake’s kitchen had a pretty bad electrical fire. The Chicago Fire Department raced to our rescue, contained the blaze, and made sure no one was hurt — but smoke damage had us closed for nearly a month. In the interim, our bar community rallied around the Lost Lake crew, generously hosting us for pop-ups that put cash in our tip-based bartenders’ pockets.

Each pop-up was themed, and one of those themes was “SHIFT-EASE”. The idea was that in order to ease the pain of lost shifts, we’d serve a menu of our favorite “shifties” — the cocktails we make ourselves as we breakdown the bar at the end of a long shift. To make sure it’s an authentic shifty, we pumped in our breakin-down-the-bar soundtrack (hint: it’s Champagne Papi).

Now that we’re looking forward to reconstructing our kitchen and dreaming up big things for 2017, we’re gonna turn SHIFT-EASE into a monthly charitable party. On the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 9pm-2am, we’ll be serving our favorite shifty cocktails in the name of that month’s good cause.

For the first installment on January 24th, we’re inviting the firefighters that extinguished the blaze, and donating $1 from every Damoiseau daiquiri sold to CFD Engine 106’s charity of choice: Ignite the Spirit. We’ll also be donating $5 of every Corn N’ Oil sold to Chicago nonprofit Embarc in Jacob Johnson’s honor — a bright, young Chicagoan who recently passed.

Menu:
Damoiseau Daiquiri – Damoiseau Virgin Cane Rhum Agricole, Lime, Sugar ($8)
Classic (shaken and served up)
Party Girl Style (served with crushed ice)
Party Boy Dump ‘em Out (served with ‘dirty’ ice)

Corn N’ Oil – Clement Select Barrel Rhum Agricole, Blackstrap Rum, Falernum, Lime ($10)

VDAY ON LSD!

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Milk Room will be offering a very special Valentine’s Day experience on February 14 for those looking to celebrate with an elegant evening of rare and vintage spirits. Guests will be greeted with a glass of Charles Krug Brut Reserve Champagne and oysters with mignonette, and then get their choice of two cocktails from a special menu designed by Paul McGee only available for that night, including the Right Hand Cocktail (Plantation Reunion Island 15 Year Ruby Port Cask Finished Rum, Blackadder 17 Year Guadeloupe Rum, Dolin Rouge Sweet Vermouth, 1970s Campari, Chocolate) and the Saratoga (Pierre Ferrand Ebel Cognac, 1950s Stock Maraschino, Pineapple Gomme, Charles Krug “Brut Reserve” Champagne), among many others. Guests will also be treated to a charcuterie board to accompany their drinks, along with a nightcap of Valrhona Hot Chocolate with 1970’s Fernet Branca.  This experience is available for $150 per person (including gratuity) and can be booked via Tock.

Cherry Circle Room will be offering a menu of a la carte special items from executive chef Pete Coenen starting Saturday, February 11, and into Valentine’s Day proper, including sea scallops with rose and citrus ($17), roasted monkfish with coffee and carrots ($34), and, of course, dessert – chocolate mousse with cherry and almond ($12). Paul McGee will also be offering the Rose Petal cocktail (Gin, Raspberry, Lemon, Egg White) for $12 all weekend long.

Game Room is bringing Crew Love back for a second year for another night of partying with your buds. On Saturday, February 11, we’ll have a DJ bringing the tunes on the bocce court dance floor and Glitter Guts will have your group photo covered (sponsored by Fernet Branca). On the food and drinks side, Game Room will offer a brownie sundae that’s big enough to share (a giant sized brownie topped with six scoops of chocolate, peanut butter, and vanilla ice cream + chocolate sauce, peanuts and more for $20), Boozy Root Beer Float Shots (vanilla ice cream topped with root beer and fernet for $6), and a large format cocktail from Paul McGee to split with your table (Jamaican rum, California brandy, ruby port, Curacao, black tea, lemon – serves 4-6 for $45, also available in a single size for $12).

Longman & Eagle has got one for the lovers this year, with a five course dinner from chef de cuisine Joshua Mutchnick. This dinner is available in three seatings on February 14 (5:30, 7:30, and 9:30) and will also offer option whiskey and wine pairings. Email info@longmanandeagle.com to reserve your table.

And finally, Parson’s Chicken and Fish has all you single homies covered. Chef Hunter Moore will be serving up a triple cheeseburger with all the fixins (affectionately known as The Juicy Loser), and they’ll have the antidote to love song overload in the form of Bummer Karaoke, going in the pool house from 9p ’til midnight.

 

Imbibe

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Beverage-focused magazine Imbibe took an in-depth look at Milk Room, our eight seat microbar serving rare and vintage spirits in the Chicago Athletic Association hotel. Come have a look for yourself one of these days.

Staycation Special at L&E

Reward yourself for getting through the holidays with a little Chicago staycation at Longman & Eagle. You deserve some R&R.

If you book any room during the entire first month of 2017, you’ll also get:

Two free movie passes to the nearby Logan Theater
A $10 gift card to tropical tiki bar Lost Lake (also a quick walk from L&E)
2 for 1 admission to any January show at the Empty Bottle
2 in-room complimentary PBRs and 2 whiskey shot tokens to cap off your night
A coupon for two complimentary donuts from the OSB Donut Shop

Use promo code STAYCATIONJAN17 to redeem – see you soon.

Photos by Clayton Hauck for Longman & Eagle

Some restrictions apply. Donut Shop is open on Saturdays & Sundays only; coupon can be used at a later date. Empty Bottle 2 for 1 admission valid through the month of January 2017. Logan Theater passes cannot be used after 6pm on Saturday.

Parson’s Food Drive

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Parson’s Chicken and Fish is helping us keep that holiday spirit alive even after the New Year hits. Now through Valentine’s Day, Parson’s will be home to a donation bin for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. For every two cans of (non-expired, edible, good) food you bring in, you get a can of Modelo on the house.

In particular, they’re looking for peanut butter and a variety of canned items: Beans, chili, soup, stew, fruit, fish and vegetables.

You can even participate online without leaving your house! But…you should probably come have a beer at Parson’s. Just swing by the grocery on your way.

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