Another new business has opened in the 49th Ward and I’m hosting a “Follow Me on Friday” to celebrate their Grand Opening! Join me this Friday, October 12th, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., as I welcome Cafe Descartes,6451 N. Sheridan, to the neighborhood.
Located in the Granada Center, just south of the Loyola “L” station and just north of the Sheridan/Devon intersection, Cafe Descartes offers a relaxing environment where you can chat with your friends, have a meeting, study, or simply sit back and take in the view of bustling Sheridan Road.
Stop in and meet the owner, Arshad Javid. His friends call him“Sony,” and long-time Rogers Parkers might remember him. Sony once operated his Cafe Descartes coffee shop in the storefront just east of the Lunt entrance to the Morse “L” station until deteriorating structural conditions in the storefront forced him out nearly ten years ago.
Since then, Sony opened seven highly successful Cafe Descartes coffee shops throughout Chicago, including his flagship store on Michigan Avenue.
Sony has returned to Rogers Park with an incredibly elegant coffee shop, serving locally roasted Chicago coffees and premium teas. His menu features unique food items, including Sony’s famous oatmeal latte, his decadent gelatte (a flat round pastry cake) and a variety of delicious sandwiches.
Sony generously will offer any item on his menu, including all coffees and teas, free of charge during my Follow Me on Fridayevent. For those who are 21 or older, my staff and I will supplement Sony’s generosity with complimentary beer and wine and a little Bailey’s to spike your coffee if you so desire (we’ll be checking IDs).
So stop by and join me in welcoming Sony and Cafe Descartes back to the 49th Ward!
“Follow Me on Friday” is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week onmy Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.
Previous Follow Me on Friday locations include Mullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. Western; Act One Cafe, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark; Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan;Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; the Morseland, 1218 W. Morse; theCaribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; Gruppo di Amici, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; Hamilton’s Bar & Grill, 6341 N. Broadway; Fabi’s, 7124 N. Clark; Chez Violette, 2311 W. Howard; the Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood; the Buffalo Bar at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark; Sweet Attila’s and The Growling Rabbit, 6981 N. Sheridan; Jenny’s Gourmet Restaurant, 1642 W. Howard; the Grill Inn, 1422 W. Morse; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; the New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; the Sidecar Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; thePoitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse; Felice’s Roman Style Pizza,6441 N. Sheridan; The Coffee Shop, 1135 W. Sheridan; the Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; the Aqua Bar and Restaurant, 1146 W. Pratt; Pillars Social Cafe, 6800 N. Sheridan; Heartland on the Lake, 1200 W. Greenleaf; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; and the Clark Street Market, 7007 N. Clark.
Join me this Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for the Grand Opening of Cafe Descartes!