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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

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Join us on Monday, November 20 from 7-10pm to celebrate the launch of Letherbee’s 2017 Autumnal Gin. We’ll be in Golden Teardrops – the basement of our new restaurant and bar, Lonesome Rose.

This year’s Autumnal has notes of cranberry, rosemary, and lemon peel, and is just the thing to for both the gradually lowering temperatures and festive holiday drinking.

See you there.
2101 N. California
Monday, Nov. 20th
7-10pm.

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

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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

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Contango Journal

Cow House Press and The Ladydrawers

Danilo Montanari Editore

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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
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Brunch is Back!

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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!

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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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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.

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
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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 Grand-Dad {Bottled 1960}
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!?

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.

Airbnb on LSD

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Chicago’s Airbnb hosts put together a guide of the best things to do in the city, and we’re happy to see that some of our spots are among them. In the top 40 things to do in the city, Longman & Eagle, Parson’s Chicken and Fish, and Lost Lake all made the list, with Parson’s and Longman ranking in the top ten. Thanks, Airbnb! We like you, too.

Clayton Hauck for Lost Lake / Thank You.

NYE at L&E

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Longman & Eagle is bringing their much-loved New Year’s Eve dinner back! The Michelin-starred neighborhood favorite is offering three New Year’s Eve seatings this year at 5:30pm, 8pm, and 10pm. The first two seatings will feature a five-course menu for $95 per person, and the final will feature an eight-course dinner with a midnight champagne toast for $125 per person. Optional whiskey and wine pairings will be available for each seating.

For reservations, email info@longmanandeagle.com.

Milk Room NYE

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Paul McGee has dreamed up a very special New Year’s Eve experience in Milk Room, our eight seat microbar in the Chicago Athletic Association specializing in very rare and vintage spirits. Guests will be able to choose two cocktails from either a special champagne focused menu or an American whiskey focused menu, in addition to a welcome amuse and a send-off glass of egg nog made with 1908 Blandy’s Bual Madeira.Executive Chef Pete Coenen has also created an assortment of elegant shared bites to accompany the drinks, including Kumamoto oysters and a pate, cheese, and charcuterie plate.
Tickets for this experience are $250 per person – view the full cocktail menu below and book your reservations here.

MENU (CHAMPAGNE SIDE) 

AMUSE

“Adonis”

Maestro Sierra Palo Cortado Sherry, Cocchi di Torino Sweet Vermouth, Orange Bitters

   CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS (choice of 2)

“Champagne Padre”

1970s Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac, 1970s Yellow Chartreuse, Krug “Grand Cuvee” Brut

“Champagne Cobbler”

Krug “Grand Cuvee” Brut, PM Spirits Pineau de Charentes, Citrus, Berries

“Alfonso Cocktail”

Byrrh Quinquina, 1940s Secrestat Bitters, Krug “Grand Cuvee” Brut

“Saratoga Cocktail”

Pierre Ferrand “Ebel” Cognac, 1950s Luxardo Maraschino, Pineapple, Krug “Grand Cuvee” Brut

“Le Perroquet”

1960s Beefeater Gin, 1962 Campari, Orange, Krug “Grand Cuvee” Brut

  SEND OFF

“Baltimore Egg Nog”

1908 Blandy’s BoalMadeira, Pierre Ferrand “Ebel” Cognac, Whole Egg, Spices

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MENU (WHISKEY SIDE)

AMUSE

“Adonis”

Maestro Sierra Palo Cortado Sherry, Cocchi di Torino Sweet Vermouth, Orange Bitters

WHISK(E)Y COCKTAILS (choice of 2)

“Brooklyn”

Willett XCF Rye, Dolin Dry Vermouth, 1940s Amer Picon, 1950s Luxardo Maraschino

“Monte Carlo”

Four Roses “Milk Room Cask” Bourbon, 1950s Benedictine, Abbott’s Bitters

“King Cole”

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit “CCR Cask” Bourbon, 1970s Fernet Branca, Demerara

“Affinity”

A Dewar Rattray “Peatside” Scotch, La Garrocha Amontillado Sherry, 1960s Cynar

“Tipperary”

A Dewar Rattray “Cooley” Irish, Cocchi di Torino Vermouth, 1974 Chartreuse VEP

SEND OFF

“Baltimore Egg Nog”

1908 Blandy’s Boal Madeira, Pierre Ferrand “Ebel” Cognac, Whole Egg, Spices

Game Room House Party NYE

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Come through the Game Room at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel for a New Year’s Eve House Party—and you don’t even have to clean up!

We’ve got a special large format punch by Paul McGee, mini bottles of Moet Chandon, Hopewell beer, fried food galore, and plenty of time to finish out 2016 with a shuffleboard win. We’ll have DJs all night playing a sweet soundtrack of 90s hip hop and R&B, and the bocce court will transform into your dance floor to showcase all your moves.

Tables are available to book for $95 per person and are available here:

Tickets include:

  • Reserved seating for you and your party all evening
  • A large format cocktail for your group
  • A growler of Hopewell Brewing’s custom Game Room beer
  • A bucket of mini Moets for midnight toast (1 per person)
  • A platter of Game Room’s creative takes on classic party snacks (this time without the freezer burn): Mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, jalapeño poppers, chips & dips, sliders
  • Midnight munchie platter of cookies

If you’re not worried about grabbing a table, the party is also open to the public on a first come, first served basis. We’ll have Paul’s special punch available on special by the pouch (Capri Sun-style!), and the party food available to order a la carte.

The full Game Room food & drink menus will be available all night. Guests are welcome to purchase additional items for the entirity of the event.

If your party size differs from our available options, please email events@landandseadept.com.

Cherry Circle Room NYE 2016

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Cherry Circle Room is doing it up this New Year’s Eve with a special surf ’n turf menu from Chef Pete Coenen. The New Year’s Eve menu will be available in addition to CCR’s full dinner menu, and features King Crab Ravioli, Pan Seared Scallops with Foie Gras, Poached Lobster and Dry Aged Ribeye, and a dessert of white chocolate panna cotta.

The special menu is available to order as a four course tasting menu ($125 per person) – but all dishes are also available to order as a la carte specials. Wine director Andrew Algren will have a special wine pairing available to ring in 2017 as well.

Make your reservations now via OpenTable.

Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack

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This December, from the 1st ‘til New Year’s Eve, Lost Lake will transform into a tropical winter wonderland and change the sign on the door to ​Sippin’ Santa’s Surf S​hack. Miles of pink tinsel, thousands of twinkling lights, and hundreds of glittering snowflakes will decorate the ​Surf ​Shack.

Lost Lake’s Paul McGee, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and Brad Smith of Latitude 29 in New Orleans, and Samuel Gauthier of Boilermaker in New York City all put their Santa hats together and collaborated on a menu of festive cocktails.

Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack will be open seven days a week, from 4pm-2am — 3am on Saturdays.

Ye Olde Holiday Shoppe

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This winter, do your holiday shopping with LSD. We’re throwing a little pop-up market with our favorite local businesses, makers, and artists.

Parson’s Chicken and Fish Chef Hunter Moore & bar manager Charlie Schott will be slinging eats and drinks all night, we’ll have Longman & Eagle sweet treats on offer, beer from Hopewell Brewing and DJs all night — plus a bunch more good cheer and festive fun.

A portion of proceeds from Land and Sea Dept.’s food and beverage sales will be donated to Christopher House’s holiday program to help ensure that the Chicago children and their families have a joyful holiday season.

Hope you can make it.

 

LSD at Chicago Printers Guild Publishers Fair

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Since 2009 the Chicago Printers Guild (CPG) has cultivated print culture through monthly meetings of its members. This year, the CPG is holding its first annual publishers fair, happening at Elastic Arts in Logan Square on November 18 and 19. Over the course of the two days, the CPG hopes to offer a strong platform of exchange for the public to intersect with artists who “make things print.”

Lots of our favorite artists and publishers will be there (Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher of Sonnenzimmer, Clay Hickson of Tan & Loose Press, Ryan Duggan of Drug Factory Press, and many more!), and Land and Sea Dept. will be on hand for drinks and refreshments both days.

Full details are here – hope to see you there.

Party With Us!

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We know that sometimes you want to spend life’s happy occasions and holidays somewhere special. That’s why we’re happy to offer private and semi-private dining options at our establishments, all available to book this holiday season.

We should be able to celebrate in our favorite places, surrounded by our close friends and family, enjoying quality and innovative food and drink. Oh, and comfort and joy, too.

For more info visit HERE.

From Good Stock #3

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For the final installment of 2016’s From Good Stock supper club, Land and Sea Dept. is excited to welcome Chef Ryan Poli and beverage director Matt Poli of Nashville’s acclaimed The Catbird Seat on Saturday, December 3, at 7pm.

Ryan will be preparing a three-course, Roman-style feast, including handmade rigatoni, gnocchi, steak, tiramisu and much more. Matt will be creating a welcome cocktail for guests and has tapped Scarpetta Wine as our wine partner for the dinner. Accompanying this festive spread will be beautiful florals from Fleur and a soundtrack of funk and Italo-disco tunes.

Given The Catbird Seat’s extremely limited seating and availability, this is a rare chance to experience Chef Ryan Poli’s cooking in a family style supper cub format. Tickets are $75 and available here - they include food, beverage, and gratuity.

The Catbird Seat, which opened in 2011 as a creative incubator, is an intimate, interactive chef-run experience. With just 22 seats around an open kitchen, guests have the opportunity to watch the chefs prepare dishes for the ever-evolving tasting menu. Known for its avant-garde dishes, The Catbird Seat is a highly-sought-after reservation. Chef Ryan Poli, a Chicago native, has helmed The Catbird Seat kitchen since January 2016.  Poli’s experience ranges from some of the world’s most celebrated kitchens, including several Chicago favorites, as well as extensive travel throughout Spain, France, and Asia.

Don’t sleep on this – grab your tickets today!

Hot Heels Soul Club

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The Chicago Athletic Association, Land and Sea Dept., Do 312, and 1833 are excited to present HOT HEELS SOUL CLUB on November 18, 19, and 20. Stagg Court, the CAA’s historic full sized basketball court, will be transformed into a skate rink straight out of your roller disco fantasies.

Each skate session will feature music from DJs Johnny Walker, Alex White, Wayne Montana, and Stefan Ponce and food & drink from Game Room.

Full details and tickets available here.

Vintage Amaro Tasting with Brad Thomas Parsons

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We’re excited to welcome award winning writer Brad Thomas Parsons to the Milk Room at the Chicago Athletic Association on Sunday, November 13. Brad is celebrating the release of his second book, Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, and will be in Chicago to host a vintage amaro tasting event with beverage director Paul McGee from 7:30-9:30pm on the 13th.
This very personal event will be limited to eight guests, and will include guided tastings of four vintage amari by Brad and Paul, pulling from their respective (deep) knowledge of vintage spirits and amaro. Tickets are $250 each, and include a welcome cocktail, four vintage amari tastes, and a send off cocktail, alongside bites from Executive Chef Pete Coenen.
All guests will also a receive a signed copy of Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs.
This intimate, guided tasting with two renowned spirits experts is a one-of-a-kind chance to experience the world of vintage amaro – tickets are sure to sell out quickly, so purchase yours via Tock here. https://milkroom.tocktix.com/
BRAD THOMAS PARSONS
Brad Thomas Parsons is the author of Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, which was the winner of the James Beard and IACP Cookbook Awards, and a finalist for the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. His new book, Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, was published on October 11, 2016. Parsons received an MFA in writing from Columbia University, and his work has appeared in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Lucky Peach, Punch, and more. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Lost Lake Halloween Fun

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Lost Lake is getting ghosty not once, but twice this year – double the fun, double the rum. On Saturday, October 29, they’ll be serving up a menu of freaky tiki cocktails sure to spook ya to the bone. Then, on Halloween Proper, the bar will transform into the Bird Cage – complete with classic Miami cocktails (and maybe some feathers).

Brunch is Back!

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Chef Hunter Moore’s brunch menu is back at Parson’s for the fall and winter! It’s available on weekdays from 11am to 3:30pm, and Saturday & Sundays from 10am to 3:30pm.

It’s full of classics like the Early Riser (two fried eggs, hash browns, and toast) and the Chicken & Waffles (Belgium waffle, fried chicken thigh, maple brown butter, and sunny side egg), plus some enticing new dishes: Chicken Cutlet (cheddar grits, braised collards, Creole butter sauce, six minute egg and scallions), the Mortadella Cuban (house-made bologna, gruyere, fried egg, pickled banana peppers and mustard) and Chilaquiles (chicken chorizo, simmered tomatillo salsa, queso anejo, crema, red onion and sunny side egg).

Yep. They’re all as good as they sound, so get yourself to Parson’s for the best breakfast you’ve had in weeks.

 

Plantation Rum O.F.T.D.

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At long last, Plantation O.F.T.D. is finally and officially coming to Chicago. You’ll soon be able to find it behind your favorite bars and on the shelves of your favorite stores — but before then, join two of the seven O.F.T.D. collaborators at Lost Lake for an official launch party on Wednesday, November 2!

Paul McGee and the Lost Lake team are thrilled to welcome a very, very special guest: the Indiana Jones of tiki himself, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, of New Orlean’s Latitude 29. Jeff is the man to thank if you’ve ever had a well-balanced, traditional tiki cocktail (accompanied by a historically accurate anecdote) at a fancy cocktail bar.

Paul and Jeff were two of the seven spirits professionals that collaborated on the creation of Plantation’s new overproof multi-island rum, O.F.T.D. Along with David Wondrich (Esquire columnist and author of Imbibe), Martin Cate (Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco), Scotty Schuder (Dirty Dick, Paris), Paul McFadyen (Trailer Happiness, London), and Plantation’s founder and master-blender Alexandre Gabriel, Paul and Jeff contributed to the creation of the smoky, baking spice-forward blend of rums from Jamaica, Guyana, and Barbados with a powerful proof (138!) that plays perfectly in traditional tiki recipes.

On Wednesday, November 2nd (4-8pm), Lost Lake will officially launch Plantation O.F.T.D. into the Chicago market with a menu of O.F.T.D. cocktails, limited edition t-shirts and buttons, and the opportunity to purchase bottles of O.F.T.D. signed by Paul and Jeff.

Family Style Thanksgiving

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Longman & Eagle‘s family style Thanksgiving dinner is back! The Michelin-starred neighborhood favorite will be serving up roasted heritage turkey, green bean casserole, bourbon & orange cranberry sauce, chestnut foie gras stuffing, and more.

This special L&E menu is available for $65 per person, not including beverages and gratuity. Email info@longmanandeagle.com to book.

Special Thanksgiving bonus: Starting at 3pm, OSB will be serving a Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich (to tide you over ’til your family dinner starts).

Thanksgiving at CCR

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Cherry Circle Room is offering a prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Pete Coenen on Thanksgiving Day, with seatings available from 1pm to 8pm. This special meal will be served family style, featuring the choice of a mushroom porridge or spinach and chicory salad, roasted turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams, corn bread stuffing, pumpkin cheesecake, and more. There will be optional wine and beer pairings to add, as well as Paul McGee’s full menu of cocktails.

The Cherry Circle Room Thanksgiving meal will be $75 per person (not including tax, beverages, or gratuity) – reservations can be made via OpenTable.

Parson’s Thanksgiving Dinner

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Parson’s will be offering Thanksgiving fixings for takeout again this year, for those of you who are thankful that someone else can do the cooking. They’ll have Chef Hunter Moore’s Thanksgiving Dinner for two 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 elotes (add-ons are also available, like salad, hush puppies, and extra mashed potatoes, our personal Thanksgiving vice).

Get your order in by noon on Wednesday, November 23 – your feast will be available for pick up from 10am – 6pm on Thanksgiving Day. Place your orders here.

L&E + Unison

 

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Longman & Eagle recently collaborated with Unison Home on a special edition quilt for our Inn’s guest rooms. The simple comfort of the bedding is a perfect match for Longman’s  interiors. Make sure you check them out during your next stay, or get your own to bring that relaxed Unison vibe home.

LSD/L&E partner Cody Hudson chatted with Unison about the collaboration, Longman, and his work.

HENRIOT HAPPY HOUR

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On October 14, Cherry Circle Room’s wine director Andrew Algren will be welcoming Champagne Henriot for a little Friday happy hour in the Drawing Room, featuring Laurent Fresnet, Henriot’s chef de cave himself!

From 5-7:30pm, we’ll be offering tastes of Henriot Brut, Henriot Blanc, and Brut Rose – then guests can choose their favorite and get a glass for $15. That sounds like a lovely little Friday to us.

Jens Lekman Storytelling

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Land and Sea Dept. and the Chicago Athletic Association are excited to welcome Jens Lekman to the hotel’s storytelling series. Jens will be joining Kevin Warwick (The Reader, AV Club) for a fireside chat in the Drawing Room on Thursday, November 3 (following his sold out show at Lincoln Hall on the 2nd). Come by to hear them chat about Jens’ (super) limited US tour, old favorites, his wide-spanning career, and more.

Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis – we hope you can join us.

Jens Lekman, born and reared in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a songwriter, adventurer and retired bingo hall employee. Traveling our globe as a wide-open receptor of all it has to offer, Lekman repurposes for his own oeuvre the world’s great, lost pop hooks of past and present. He breathes into them his droll senses of humor, romance and melody and gives them newfound buoyancy. Since his 2004 trifecta of EPs (Maples Leaves, Rocky Dennis in Heaven, You Are the Light) and right on through his acclaimed 2007 full-length, Night Falls Over Kortedala and 2012′s touchingly personal I Know What Love Isn’t, Lekman has made hopeless romantics of us all. In a musical language that has roots in the work of Arthur Russell, The Magnetic Fields, Calvin Johnson and Modern Lovers, Lekman’s songs serve as a reminder to look closer at the world around us, to appreciate the beauty when it’s both in and out of context; at its most heartbreaking, its most loving, and its most absurd.

Restaurateur Andrew Tarlow in Conversation with Ed Marszewski

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On October 22 at 2pm, join Brooklyn-based restaurateur Andrew Tarlow (Diner, Marlow & Sons, Reynard, Wythe Hotel, and more) in conversation with Chicago-based entrepreneur Ed Marszewski (Maria’s Packaged Goods, Kimski, Mash Tun, Marz Community Brewing, and more) in the Chicago Athletic Association’s Drawing Room.

Largely credited with launching Brooklyn’s artisanal food movement, Tarlow has grown a restaurant empire on the simple idea that a meal can somehow be beautiful and ambitious, while also being unfussy and inviting. With this philosophy in mind, Tarlow wrote Dinner at the Long Table – a cookbook bursting with recipes for meals shared between family and friends. It’s already being heralded as one of the best cookbooks of the season.

Andrew will be joined with co-author Anna Dunn (also editor of Diner Journal, Tarlow’s quarterly culinary publication) for an afternoon of lively conversation, readings from the book, and a signing. We hope you can join us!

DINNER AT THE LONG TABLE

From Andrew Tarlow, the acclaimed owner of Brooklyn’s Diner, Marlow & Sons, Marlow & Daughters, Reynard, The Ides, Achilles Heel, She Wolf Bakery, Marlow Goods, Roman’s, and the Wythe Hotel comes this debut cookbook capturing a year’s worth of dishes meant to be shared among friends. Personal and accessible, Dinner at the Long Table brings Tarlow’s keen eye for combining design and taste to a collection of seventeen seasonal menus ranging from small gatherings to blow-out celebrations. The menus encompass memorable feasts and informal dinners and include recipes like a leisurely ragu, followed by fruit and biscotti; paella with tomato toasts, and a Catalan custard; fried calamari sandwiches and panzanella; or a lamb tajine with spiced couscous, pickled carrots, and apricots in honey.
Dinner at the Long Table includes family-style meals that have become a tradition in his home. Written with ANNA DUNN, the editor in chief of the company’s quarterly magazine Diner Journal, the cookbook is organized by occasion and punctuated with personal anecdotes and photography. Much more than just a beautiful cookbook, Dinner at the Long Table is a thematic exploration into cooking, inspiration, and creativity, with a focus on the simple yet innate human practice of preparing and enjoying food together.

ANDREW TARLOW
In 1999, ANDREW TARLOW opened his first restaurant, Diner, which serves locally sourced, New American food inside a refurbished 1927 dining car in the industrial neighborhood of South Williamsburg, in Brooklyn. Marlow & Sons, a restaurant, oyster bar, and general store soon followed next door, functioning as a cafe by day and a raw bar and restaurant by night. Other culinary ventures include Marlow & Daughters, a butcher shop specializing in locally sourced grass-fed meat; and Roman’s in Fort Greene, an Italian-inspired restaurant. In 2012, Andrew and his partners opened the Wythe Hotel and its ground floor restaurant Reynard in a turn-of-the-century factory building in Williamsburg. He most recently opened Achilles Heel, a riverside watering hole in Greenpoint. He is publisher of Diner Journal, an independent magazine featuring original art, literature, and recipes. Tarlow grew up in New York and began his career as a painter and a bartender at the Odeon. He now lives in Fort Greene with his wife, designer Kate Huling, and their four children.

FROM GOOD STOCK no. 2

From Good Stock: Dinner at the Long Table with Andrew Tarlow, Anna Dunn, and Ken Wiss
October 21, 2016 @ 7pm

Tickets are now available: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1340605

For the second installment of From Good Stock 2016, we’re excited to welcome author and restaurateur Andrew Tarlow. Largely credited with launching Brooklyn’s artisanal food movement, Tarlow has grown a restaurant empire on the simple idea that a meal can somehow be beautiful and ambitious, while also being unfussy and inviting. With this philosophy in mind, Tarlow wrote Dinner at the Long Table – a cookbook bursting with recipes for meals shared between family and friends.

Andrew, his co-author Anna Dunn (editor in chief of Diner Journal, the group’s quarterly publication), and Chef Ken Wiss of Diner and Marlow & Sons will be joining us on Friday, October 21, at 7pm. They’ll be preparing a three-course, family style feast with recipes from Dinner at the Long Table, creating a kind of extra large dinner party in our studio space, complete with music, art, and plenty of wine (and a few very long tables).Tickets include both food and drink – we hope you can join us.

DINNER AT THE LONG TABLE
From Andrew Tarlow, the acclaimed owner of Brooklyn’s Diner, Marlow & Sons, Marlow & Daughters, Reynard, The Ides, Achilles Heel, She Wolf Bakery, Marlow Goods, Roman’s, and the Wythe Hotel comes this debut cookbook capturing a year’s worth of dishes meant to be shared among friends. Personal and accessible, Dinner at the Long Table brings Tarlow’s keen eye for combining design and taste to a collection of seventeen seasonal menus ranging from small gatherings to blow-out celebrations. The menus encompass memorable feasts and informal dinners and include recipes like a leisurely ragu, followed by fruit and biscotti; paella with tomato toasts, and a Catalan custard; fried calamari sandwiches and panzanella; or a lamb tajine with spiced couscous, pickled carrots, and apricots in honey.

Dinner at the Long Table includes family-style meals that have become a tradition in his home. Written with ANNA DUNN, the editor in chief of the company’s quarterly magazine Diner Journal, the cookbook is organized by occasion and punctuated with personal anecdotes and photography. Much more than just a beautiful cookbook, Dinner at the Long Table is a thematic exploration into cooking, inspiration, and creativity, with a focus on the simple yet innate human practice of preparing and enjoying food together.

Peter Skvara @ L&E

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Longman & Eagle is excited to announce “As the Crow Flies,” an installation from Chicago-based artist Peter Skvara which will be on display at the restaurant this fall.  Join us at Longman at 9pm on September 20 for a reception celebrating Peter’s work.

Parson’s & Perrier, Again

 

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Make sure you catch the last Perrier x Parson‘s Patio Party of the summer, happening this Friday from 5-9pm!

This final blowout will have tunes from DJ Johnny Walker, a Paloma Perrier slushy, and – of course – a GlitterGuts Photo booth.

See you there!

Aesop now @ L&E

 

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We’re happy to share that Longman & Eagle has partnered with Aesop to stock the Inn’s guest rooms. Visitors to the city who stay with us will now be treated to the Australian skincare line’s collection of shampoos, conditioners, balms, hand soaps, and body cleansers. More incentive to take a little trip, L&E style.

Cherry Circle Room Winemaker Dinner

Cherry Circle Room and wine director Andrew Algren are pleased to welcome lauded wine writer John Haeger and winemaker Morten Hallgren for a Riesling Seminar Dinner, taking place on September 12 at Cherry Circle Room.  The dinner will showcase wines from Ravines alongside wines from Weingut Malat in Austria’s Kremstal region.

Morten Hallgren is the owner of Ravines Wine Cellars, a boutique winery in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Together with his wife Lisa, Morten has created a distinctive winery crafting elegant and food friendly wines using Old World winemaking techniques helmed from his family’s winemaking business in the South of France. John Haeger is an historian, educator, administrator and wine writer who just released his third wine-focused book – Riesling Rediscovered: Bold, Bright, and Dry.  Michael Malat, Weingut Malat’s 9th-generation winemaker, will not be present, but John will introduce the Malat Rieslings, atypically low in alcohol, bright with acid, intensely flavored and very dry — parameters which complement the Ravines wines in fascinating ways.

Morten and John’s wine selections will be paired with a four course dinner menu from Cherry Circle Room’s Executive Chef Pete Coenen. They’ll guide guests through the pairings alongside wine director Andrew Algren in an intimate and rare opportunity to speak with some of the country’s foremost riesling experts.

Tickets for this wine dinner are $90 each (not including tax and gratuity) and are available HERE.

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Welcome wine:
2013 Ravines Dry Riesling Argetsinger Vd (Sparkling)

1st
Langostine with sesame and spinach
2014 Malat Goettweiger Berg Riesling
2014 Ravines Dry Riesling Finger Lakes

2nd
Halibut with cider and apples
2012 Malat Riesling [Ried] Silberbichl
2010 Ravines Dry Riesling Finger Lakes

3rd
Pork with charcroute and bacon
2014 Malat Riesling [Ried] Steinbuehel
2012 Malat Riesling [Ried] Steinbuehel

4th
Tomme with hazelnuts plums and honey
2007 Ravines Dry Riesling Argetsinger Vd

What’s Happening? Longman & Eagle’s Annual Block Party

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Longman & Eagle’s What’s Happening Block Party is back for another Labor Day weekend celebration on Sunday, September 4 from noon – 10pm.

The annual ‘thanks’ to the neighborhood is free and will be setting up right outside of Longman, on Schubert between Kedzie and Troy. This year’s celebration will feature a special street food menu from Chef Matt Kerney (Elotes! Tacos! Wild Boar Sloppy Joe Nachos! Sausages!), refreshing cocktails on tap, and plenty of beer. The party will also have tunes all day, including a set from Windy City Soul Club (6-10pm) to close out the night.

See you there!

Milk Room

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Milk Room is included in the top 50 finalists for Playboy’s “Best Bars 2016.” We’re in some good company, both nationally and locally – thanks, Playboy!

They’re narrowing down the list to the top 10 over the next week. You can vote for Milk Room here, if you like Paul McGee’s menu of cocktails using rare spirits as much as they (and we) do. Voting concludes August 31.

Thanks and cheers.

Hopewell Brewing Field Day

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Hopewell Brewing Company (our new Logan Square neighbor) is headed to Game Room this Sunday, August 21 for an afternoon of games ‘n brews. They’ll be playing bocce, shuffleboard, foosball and more from 3-6p (with prizes!) – and pouring Field Day, their new summer beer, all day long.

RSVP here. Cheers!

Milk Room

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Milk Room reservations from September 11 – October 31 will be released on Wednesday, August 24, at noon. This next round of seatings will also include a brand new cocktail menu from our beverage director Paul McGee, featuring some newly acquired vintage bottles. Head here to make your reservation.

 

Parson’s & Perrier & You

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Parson’s Chicken & Fish is partnering with our buddies at Perrier for a summer party series – join us on Sunday, August 21, from 3-7p, for the second laid back patio party in the series.

There will be a chooglin’ soundtrack of funk and soul classics from DJ Tim Zawada, a Glitter Guts photo booth, and a special slushy straight from the brain of bar manager Charlie Schott – the L’Orange Drink, made with Aviation Gin, Aperol, Lemon, and Perrier L’Orange.

See you there.

Franklin Barbecue

 

 

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Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for the Franklin Barbecue events over the 4th of July weekend earlier this month – we hope you had as much fun (and had as many full & happy bellies) as we did.

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Big thanks to Aaron and the crew for bringing the barbecue and good times, and to Parson’s Chef Hunter Moore and bar manager Charlie Schott for helping out with delicious sides and slushies – and Old Style, Lone Star, and Larceny Bourbon for keeping the good times rolling.

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Tropical Vibes #2: Meet The Cates! Smuggler’s Cove Finds Lost Lake

LSD-site-LL-sCOn Tuesday, September 6th, authors Martin Cate and Rebecca Cate will bring their brand new book, Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki, to Lost Lake!

Martin and Rebecca Cate are the founders and owners of Smuggler’s Cove,the most acclaimed tiki bar of the modern era and the newly minted winners of Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Award for Best American Cocktail Bar! WithSmuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki, the Cates take their readers on a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki: its birth as an escapist fantasy for Depression-era Americans; how exotic cocktails were invented, stolen, and re-invented; Hollywood starlets and scandals; and tiki’s modern-day revival.

Each ticket includes a copy of Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki to have autographed by Martin and Rebecca Cate, a special commemorative glass, and an exotic cocktail from the book!

Get your tickets here!

From Good Stock 2016: Chef Andy Ricker Of POK POK

good-stock-LSDsite1Land and Sea Dept. is pleased to announce that Chef Andy Ricker of the Pok Pok empire will be kicking off the third season of From Good Stock, our annual fall supper club series.

Andy will be joining us for two dinners at LSD’s Garfield Park studio space, both happening on Friday, September 30 – the first at 6pm, and the second at 9:30pm. He’ll be cooking up a three course Tai Yai / Shan meal from the North of Thailand, featuring Pok Pok favorites.

LSD beverage director Paul McGee will be creating beverage pairings for the evening featuring Pok Pok’s line of drinking vinegars and Letherbee Gin, as well as beers from Marz Community Brewing and Pok Pok’s Som soda (and maybe even some Thai jelly beers!). 

DJ Logan Bay will be providing a soundtrack of Thai jams.

Tickets are $100 for this intimate chance to enjoy Pok Pok’s acclaimed northern Thai cuisine in Chicago, including food and beverage. 

Tickets will go on sale THIS FRIDAY, September 16, at NOON CENTRAL TIME, via the links below.

If you recall this summer’s Franklin Barbecue events, you’ll remember that tickets for these pop-ups tend to go quickly (very, very quickly), so don’t sleep on it — set your alarms and clear your Friday lunch hour. These tickets won’t last long, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.

From Good Stock 2016 ft. Chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok

September 30

6:00pm: TICKETS

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Conceived by LSD executive director Elana Green, From Good Stock invites talented chefs to create unique menus based on personal passions and seasonal whims, coupled with our penchant for art, design and music. Past collaborators have included Chef Katrina Zito of St. Anselm and Chef Alexandra Manley of Josephine House – stay tuned for the complete 2016 lineup. 

¿Qué bola, NOLA?

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Don your daisy dukes and a Daisy de Santiago, float in the pool while splashin’ in a daiquiri, cool your coconuts on a Tic Tac Taxi, sip a Mojito the Sloppy Joe’s way — that’s the way Lost Lake and The 86 Co. throw a pool party!

During this year’s Tales of the Cocktail, our BFFs from The 86 Co.’s Caña Brava Rum invited us to hang with them at the spankin’ new Ace Hotel New Orleans! We brought a crew down to the cutest rooftop pool in Crescent City and mixed up some Lost Lake favorites and a few classic Cuban recipes, too.

Photos by the fantastic Angelina Melody. Follow her on Instagram! and check out more photos on the Lost lake Blog

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Parson’s Patio Posse

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Like to hang out on the Parson’s patio? Tell the world with this 100% cotton t-shirt and beverage friendly koozie. now available in the Parson’s webstore.

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Lost lake in NOLA

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New Orleans – it’s time to tiki. The Lost Lake crew (banana dolphins included) is in town for Tales of the Cocktail, and they’re all headed to the brand new Ace Hotel tomorrow, Saturday July 23, for a cocktail-filled afternoon pool party with Cana Brava Rum. RSVP to rsvp@lostlaketiki.com (no plus ones, please).

Private Select

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This past winter, the team at Longman & Eagle headed down to the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Kentucky to create a custom Private Select Bourbon for Longman & Eagle. The team got to select the wooden staves that flavor the bourbon, then aged it for nine weeks to perfection. The result is a totally unique (and delicious) bourbon available exclusively at Longman & Eagle. Come by and try a pour – and check out this behind the scenes video (made by L&E bartender extraordinaire Eric Abert) of the process below:

MAKERS MARK PRIVATE SELECT from Longman & Eagle on Vimeo.

Monument is Back!

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For the second year running, Land and Sea Dept. is excited to collaborate with Revolution Brewing and Logan Square Preservation on a limited-edition beer called Monument. The release of Monument will raise funds for Logan Square Preservation.

Monument is a special draft-only beer that will be available at Revolution’s brewpub and tap room and other participating locations around Logan Square – including Longman & Eagle and Parson’s Chicken & Fish (see a full list of participating venues below).

For each pour of Monument sold, $1 will be donated to Logan Square Preservation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Monument is an extra pale, smooth bodied, American Wheat Ale, using 2-row, Red Wheat, Carafoam malt and flaked oats along with an English Ale yeast. This highly drinkable and refreshing ale, clocking in at 5.5% ABV and 30 IBU, was brewed with Apollo and Amarillo hops, and then dry-hopped with Centennial and Amarillo, locking in citrus aromas and flavors.

Last year’s Monument Brew raised funds that facilitated a laser scan and diagnostic check up of the Logan Square Monument, which stands in the center of the neighborhood. Join us in another summer of supporting a local non-profit that keeps our community beautiful – and rich in history and culture.

Participating locations:
Boiler Room
Crown Liquors
Dunlay’s on the Square
Green Eye
Harding Tavern
Kuma’s Corner
Logan Arcade
Logan Theater
Longman & Eagle
Lula Cafe
Parson’s Chicken and Fish
Parts & Labor
Quenchers
Rocking Horse
Scofflaw
The Burlington
The Double
The General
The Owl
The Radler
Weegee’s
Wyler Road

Wine Spectator 2016 Best of Award of Excellence Winner

We’re honored to share that Cherry Circle Room is among the Wine Spectator 2016 Best of Award of Excellence winners. Huge congrats to our wine director Andrew Algren for his incredible work with the wine program, and to the whole team.

Union Wine Pop-Up

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Portland-based Union Wine Co. is on an epic cross country summer road trip, and they’re making stops at some of your favorite Land and Sea Dept. spots while they’re in Chicago. They’ll be pulling up their nifty custom re-purposed 1972 Citroën H Van to Parson’s Chicken & Fish, the OSB at Longman & Eagle, and the CAA for happy hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They’ll be serving their Oregon wines straight from the can, including their brand new Sparkling wine. (And we have a feeling some of that wine might make it’s way into a slushy at Parson’s, too.)

Union Wine Co. will be popping up at:
Parson’s Chicken & Fish – Thursday, July 7 (3-6pm)
OSB @ Longman & Eagle – Friday, July 8 (3-6pm)
Madison Alley @ Chicago Athletic Association – Saturday, July 9th (2-5pm)
About Union Wine Co.

Embracing the artistry of making great wine minus all the fuss is what Union Wine Company is all about. We care more about what goes into the glass than what kind of glass it is. Not willing to sacrifice taste or value, we challenge our team to balance tradition with the latest technology, crafting exceptional Oregon wines at extraordinary prices. Union’s three wine series, Underwood, Kings Ridge and Alchemist, all capture the spirit of Oregon in a way you can put on your table every day.

Parson’s Block Party

 

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Join us at Parson’s on July 10th at noon for fun, food, drinks and music! Bring a donation of school supplies for Association House for entry.

 

Thanks Chicago Readers!

The Chicago Reader just released their annual “Best Of Chicago” list, and we’re lucky enough to be represented among the winners! Paul McGee, our very own beverage director and partner in Lost Lake, won Best Mixologist. Parson’s Chicken & Fish is the runner up for Best Alfresco Dining, and Cherry Circle Room scored the runner-up spot for Best Restaurant for Romance. Thanks to all the readers who voted!

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Maker’s Mark Longman & Eagle Private Select Bourbon Launch Party

 

MM_LSDThis past winter, Longman & Eagle was invited down to Maker’s Mark to participate in their Private Select program. Our team was able to select some non-traditional types of wood to add to a barrel of Maker’s, creating a whiskey exclusive to Longman & Eagle. This was one of the most amazing tasting and selection processes we’ve ever participated in, and we’re incredibly excited to be able to share this exclusive bourbon with our L&E friends and family. We will be launching this exclusive bourbon on June 29 in the OSB at L&E starting at 7:30pm. Please join us to try our signature Longman & Eagle Private Select bourbon!

The Maker’s Mark Private Select program is unlike any other barrel selection we’ve participated in. In most barrel selections, you are just choosing from samples of existing bourbons. This program allowed us to manipulate the flavor of the whiskey beforehand to control the final flavor profile of the whiskey.

MM_02Makers 46 is essentially Maker’s Mark that has been “finished,” or aged, slightly longer. French oak staves (a wood post used in whiskey aging) are inserted into the barrel and left to age for an extra nine weeks. This adds a whole new layer of flavor to the original whiskey. The Maker’s Private Select program is similar in process, however, there are a variety of different type of wood staves to choose from. There are French and American Oak, toasted and charred to different levels. We went through a full tasting of bourbons finished with each different stave, then the fun began. We were able to choose a combination of those different staves and blend those whiskies back together hoping to get an idea for what our finished whisky will taste like.

We broke into two teams in order to have a lot of variety of options. One team wanted to find a combination that would emphasize the existing flavors already in Maker’s, while the other wanted to contrast those flavors and add a layer of complexity. But when we both started working on our first blend, both teams chose the same combinatioin of staves. After tasting through nine different blends, we eliminated a few, and then tasted through them again – this time, blindly. After eliminating a few other options in the blind test, we finally selected our signature Longman & Eagle Private Select. Ironically, the one we chose was that first combination of staves that both teams came up with!

We inserted the staves in our barrel, filled it, then rolled it to its new home in the rickhouse where it would sit for another nine weeks.
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We have been impatiently waiting those whole nine weeks – this is one of the most exciting programs we’ve been lucky enough to participate in, and we’re thrilled to share this bourbon with our friends and family at L&E.

L&E Whiskey for Dad!

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A lot of us at Longman are Dads, and a lot of us at Longman love whiskey. So we thought the perfect Father’s Day gift for YOUR Dad is one of OUR whiskeys. We’ve been lucky enough to have a variety of whiskey bottled just for us here at L&E and are really proud of these bottles and know they would make a great addition to any Dad’s home bar. Available only in house at L&E, so stop in and pick one up for a Dad in your life.

Bernheim Wheat Whiskey L&E  $35
Named for I.W. Bernheim, a bourbon pioneer responsible for the I.W. Harper brand, this wheat whiskey was made by Heaven Hill after they moved into the Old Bernheim Distillery in Louisville.

Four Roses Single Barrel L&E  $75
Hand picked by the team at Longman, this 10 year old bourbon has a rich, full body with notes of spice and dark chocolate. Bottled at 54.4%, it is aggressive, but still finishes with a pleasant dryness. For the nerds, this bottling is recipe: OESK and Barrel EN 52-2 O.

High West Double Rye L&E  $50
Hand Selected by the Longman bar crew, this double rye blend was re-barreled in 5 yr old bourbon barrels for an additional two years before being bottled exclusively for L&E. Non-chill filtered and bottled at 104 proof, this whiskey is rich, spicy, with a pleasant, smooth finish.

Jefferson’s Small Batch L&E $30

Jefferson’s Reserve Very Small Batch L&E $55
Aged in lightly charred barrels, these high rye bourbons were selected by the team here at Longman along with Jefferson’s Master Blender Trey Zoeller. The lighter char on the barrel allows the flavor of the grains to be present while the vanilla and caramel notes from the barrel still come forward.

Knob Creek L&E Single Barrel #2 $45
This is the second barrel of Knob Creek selected by the staff at L&E. Distilled in 2005, and aged on the 9th floor of the rickhouse, this bourbon has picked up flavors of maple, vanilla, and burnt sugar. Sure to be a favorite.

Redemption Rye 8yr Barrel Proof L&E $100
This barrel strength version of Redemption’s classic 95% Rye recipe is hot and spicy on the initial taste, but it’s 8 years in oak gives it a rich, sweet finish. Surprisingly balanced for such a high proof, this is a truly exceptional rye.

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel L&E $65
Selected by a handful of veteran Longman bartenders, this single barrel from one of our favorite distillers is sure to please both the casual and seasoned bourbon drinker. Non-chill filtered, this full flavored bourbon is sweet, but balanced by a bit of spice and a long, smooth finish.

***DISCLAIMER***
No, the Willett 21 year bottles “Longman” and “Eagle” are not for sale, not now, not ever, never again. Don’t ask, the answer is no, and will be no. Thanks for understanding the limited nature of this kind of product. Cheers!

Aaron Franklin returns to LSD!

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We’re doing it again!

Land and Sea Dept. is pleased to welcome Aaron Franklin and his team back to Chicago, following last year’s sold out series of dinners with the James Beard Award-winning chef.

Located in Austin Texas, Franklin Barbecue is largely considered the best BBQ joint in the country, and has been anointed as such by the likes of Bon Appetit, Full Custom Gospel BBQ, Texas Monthly and many others.

In a format similar to last year, Aaron and his team will be in Chicago for three consecutive nights of barbecue, beer and good times, with events taking place on July 1st, 2nd and 3rd from 6pm to 9pm nightly.  Tickets will again be available in advance and are all-inclusive, including beverages and food.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 17th at noon and will go quick. (The events sold out in less than three minutes last year.)

Repeating, loudly – tickets go ON SALE at NOON on FRIDAY.

July 1                6pm – 9pm

July 2                6pm – 9pm

July 3                6pm – 9pm

UPDATE: 

That was fast! The tickets for this year’s Franklin Barbecue events sold out almost instantly. We’re excited to welcome the lucky ticket holders this weekend – get ready for some good eats.

Nataniel Russell

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We’ve been enjoying spending time with Nathaniel Russell’s Slow Comet art installation at the Chicago Athletic Association.

But, as we know, nothing gold can stay, and soon it will be time for the work to make its way back to Nathaniel’s doorstep. The pieces are all currently for sale, so if you are interested in purchasing a real art work, feel free to reach out to him via Instagram. Make your way to the hotel to check out the work – it’s up through June 30.

 

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Clayton Hauck for Land & Sea Dept.

 

photos: Clayton Hauck

Cherry Circle Yacht Club at Chicago Athletic Association

Land and Sea Dept. and the Chicago Athletic Association hotel are going nautical this summer with the Cherry Circle Yacht Club,  a bar concept popping up on the ground floor of the CAA from June 10 – June 26.

The pop-up’s opening weekend coincides with the world-renowned America’s Cupsailing competition, happening on Lake Michigan for the first time on June 10 – 12.

The Cherry Circle Yacht Club is inspired by the Chicago Athletic Association’s own yacht team from the early 20th century, and is named after their boat, the Cherry Circle. The concept was developed Chicago-based art gallery Johalla Projects and Ship to Shore Productions, content creators specializing in science, nature, and conservation story telling. Johalla Projects also designed the space, which will be housed in a freestanding structure in the hotel’s Tank event space, outfitted in vintage furniture, maritime-inspired décor, and coastal touches.

Land and Sea Dept. will be operating the bar, which will feature a menu of historic and nautically inclined cocktails from beverage director Paul McGee, alongside a selection of beer from Anchor Brewing and champagne from Moët-Hennessey.

LSD and the CAA will be collaborating on an event schedule for the CCYC – stay tuned here for more.

June 16, 7pm:
Storytelling Series: Ship To Shore Productions with Photographer & Great Lakes Surfer Mike Killion

Join STS co-founder and sailing photographer Zachary James Johnston for a conversation with fellow photographer and Great Lakes surfer Mike Killion. You can RSVP for the event here.

Time Out Bar Awards

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Time Out Chicago is hosting their inaugural bar awards on June 6 of this year, and we’re thrilled to be included among the finalists.

Lost Lake is nominated in the Best New Cocktail Bar category, Longman & Eagle is nominated for Best Restaurant Bar, and Milk Room is nominated for Best Design.

Congratulations to all the nominees, and thanks to Time Out – see everyone at the Awards in June!

 

Elana Green in Crain’s Chicago

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Elana Green, LSD’s Executive Director, was just named to Crain’s Chicago’s “20 in their 20’s” for 2016. Congratulations to Elana – check out her interview and the other honorees HERE.

Letherbee Vernal 2016

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Our friends at Letherbee Distillers have just released their 2016 Vernal Gin for the season. This year’s Vernal blend takes inspiration from Eclectic Medicine (a branch of American medicine that focused on botanical remedies, which was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries), and includes notes of Chamomile, Echinacea, lemon, honey, and Himalayan salt – making it the perfect spirit to drink in warmer weather. Also perfect for warm weather is the release’s label, designed by LSD’s art director Drew Ryan.

These are limited run, so grab your bottle today – check in at your favorite Letherbee retailer.

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photos: Colin Beckett

 

LSD at Chicago Cocktail Summit

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The Chicago Cocktail Summit is coming to Logan Square! Conceived by friends of the company, the summit merges the amateur and professional cocktail worlds with two days of demos, discussions, panels, seminars and tastings, happening May 22 – 23 at the Logan Theatre. Day One’s schedule is geared more towards consumers and home enthusiasts, while Day 2 is for bar and restaurant professionals. Both days feature some of the best and brightest from Chicago’s bar and restaurant community – including some of our very own!

On Day 1, May 22, catch Longman & Eagle‘s principal bartender Chad Hague, who will be leading a seminar on how to use cider in cocktails. Cherry Circle Room‘s wine director Andrew Algren is also leading a talk, this one on the history of Amaro and other fortified wines.

On Day 2, May 23, the schedule shifts to an industry focus, and Parson’s bar manager Charlie Schott will give a talk on creating frozen drinks – aptly titled, “Rage With The Machine: Charlie Schott Talks Slushies.”

Make sure you grab your passes now!

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Anthony Bourdain at L&E

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Anthony Bourdain stopped by Longman & Eagle during his recent trip to Chicago for Parts Unknown, his show on CNN. He and Second City main stage performer Paul Jurewicz tried (and enjoyed!) many of Chef Jared Wentworth’s & Chef Matt Kerney’s specialties, including the Slagel Family Farms Bone Marrow. Check out a clip HERE.

LSD Beard

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We are both honored and humbled to have received the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design for our work on the Cherry Circle Room. Big thanks and congratulations to everyone at Cherry Circle Room, the Chicago Athletic Association and Land and Sea Dept. for all of the hard work and support. We couldn’t ask for a better team to work with, or a better space to be in work at every day.

And, of course, thanks to the Beard Foundation.

We want to thank the folks that had the fortitude and vision to realize the project and bring it to life – AG Partners, AJ Capital, Geolo Capital, as well as the Bully Andrews and Hartshorne Plunkard teams.  Thanks, too, to the Commune crew, who have all been such a pleasure to work alongside and with on a daily basis.

We also want to acknowledge the collaborators we were lucky enough to work with while designing the space. Our companion company Mode Carpentry designed and built historically relative elements for the room, including the epic upper back bar. We worked with Doubleday & Cartwright to develop the system of icons and symbols that appear on CCR’s china, menus and textiles. Meghan McAleavy created the handmade banners that hang on the west wall of the room, and Tereasa Surratt of Camp Wandawega helped source the collection of vintage art and objects that fill the back bar. We worked with Stock Mfg.on the design and fabrication of custom staff uniforms.

Which is all to say: We’re thrilled and very grateful.

Cheers!

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