Located at 2043 W. Howard (midblock between Seeley and Hoyne), I’m Soul Hungry is the creation of Lewis Edwards (right), who claims the mantel of “the best catfish in the city, hands down.”
Join me this Friday, January 25th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., for a complimentary sampling of catfish, wings, mac and cheese, greens and a free beer, wine or soft drink.
Folks looking to enjoy genuine southern soul food no longer need to travel to the city’s south or west sides. I’m Soul Hungry offers everything you can want from a soul food restaurant, including the aforementioned catfish to mac and cheese to beef short ribs to black-eyed peas with rice. As stated on their menu, “Experience a taste of heaven for yourself.”
Lewis says, “I’m northsider and I couldn’t find a better place to be than Rogers Park. The Cubs are my favorite team. St. Gertrude’s is my grade school.”
Lewis is a serial entrepreneur who also owns Vain Boutique, which he recently moved from Evanston to our side of Howard at 2035 W Howard.
If you enjoy yourself this Friday, Lewis invites you to return any Sunday for “Ms. Kelly’s Pot Roast,” a delicious special offering which he dedicates to a regular customer of his restaurant, who recently passed away.
In addition to the down home cooking, you can get down. I’m Soul Hungry offers weekly Steppin’ classes every Tuesday night. Apply what you learn at the classes and enjoy I’m So Hungry’s monthly Steppin’ dances. The next one is scheduled for Saturday, February 16th.
I’m So Hungry also features monthly comedy shows. Look for the next show on Saturday, February 9th.
Please join me this Friday as we cut the ribbon on this fabulous new restaurant in our community!
Follow Me on Friday is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs, businesses and festivals. About once or twice a month on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub, business or festival 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 Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark; Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; the Caribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; The New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; Poitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse; Felice’s Roman Style Pizza, 6441 N. Sheridan; Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; the Greenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf; Taste Food and Wine, 1506 W. Jarvis; Badou Senegalese Cuisine, 2055 W. Howard; Morse Gyros and Chicken, 1335 W. Morse; Den Den Restaurant, 6635 N. Clark; Bop ‘N’ Grill, 6604 N. Sheridan, El Pulpo Loco, 6619 N. Clark; R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Glenwood Dance Studio, 7017 N. Glenwood; Twisted Tapas, 1146 W. Pratt; La Choza Mexican Grill, 7022 N. Clark; Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood; the Pottawattomie Park Picnic in the Park, 7340 N. Rogers; Audio Archaeology, 1324 W. Devon; VZN Eye Care, 6814 N. Sheridan; Hops and Grapes, 6816 N. Sheridan; SP Kebab, 6808 N. Sheridan; Devon Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon; The Oasis, 6809 N. Sheridan; Ireland’s, 6511 N. Sheridan; McDonald’s, 6740 N. Clark; Oak Street Health, 1541 W. Devon; BMO Harris Smart Branch, 6556 N. Sheridan; True Nature Foods at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood; Pub 626, 1406 W. Morse; Su Taqueria El Rey del Taco, 7138 N. Clark; The Side Project, 1435 W. Jarvis; NovaCare Rehabilitation, 1214 W. Loyola Court; Leona’s, 6935 N. Sheridan; Capt’n Nemo’s, 7367 N. Clark; Cunneen’s Bar, 1424 W. Devon; Lakeshore Community Partners, 6443 N. Sheridan; the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard; Rogers Pier, 6800 N. Sheridan; Safari Lounge & Ethiopian Cuisine, 7124 N. Clark; Clarke’s Diner, 6431 N. Sheridan; the A&T Pancake House and Grill, 7036 N. Clark; Anytime Fitness Chicago-North, 1346 W. Devon; Theater Above the Law, 1439 W. Jarvis; Blaze Pizza–Loyola, 6550 N. Sheridan; Caffé ArrivaDolce, 6451 N. Sheridan; the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 7363 N. Greenview; the State Farm insurance office of Nick Kosiek, 7051 N. Clark; Red Sea Restaurant, 2043 W. Howard; Bulldog Ale House, 6606 N Sheridan; the Kermes Street Festival at St. Jerome Church, 1709 W. Lunt; I Dream of Falafel, 6558 N. Sheridan; Nodd Pottery, 7063 N. Glenwood; Midnight Mac & Cheeserie, 6981 N. Sheridan; the Heartland Cafe Bar, 7006 N. Glenwood; TJam Kitchen, 1418 W. Howard; and El Garcia, 7517 N. Western; South of the Border, 1416 W. Morse; Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, 6568 N. Sheridan; Urban Warrior Fitness and Wellness, 1546 W. Howard; Argo Tea Cafe, 6576 N. Sheridan; El Campeon, 1200 W. Greenleaf; Hampton Inn Loyola Station, 1209 W. Albion; Anto Pizza Chicago, 1547 W Jarvis; Redwood Literacy, 7007 N. Glenwood; Le Piano, 6970 N Glenwood; and Onward, 6580 N. Sheridan.
Join me this Friday for some down home soul cooking at I’m Soul Hungry!