Barbara and I are opening our home this Friday for a special “Follow Me on Friday” to promote and benefit what has become a wonderful Rogers Park institution and economic engine–the Glenwood Sunday Market.
Join us this Friday, August 10th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the backyard of my home at 1431 W. Fargo (if it rains, we’ll be inside). Barb and I will be offering up free food, beer, wine and soft drinks. In return we ask you to make a $20 donation to support the work of the Glenwood Sunday Market. Donations will be collected at the door.
The Glenwood Sunday Market is devoted to providing local, sustainable and, whenever possible, organic foods. Composed entirely of farmers and food artisans who work within 200 miles of Rogers Park, the market operates year round. The Summer Market is held every Sunday from June through October, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt; winter markets are held indoors once or twice a month from November through May.
Our Follow Me on Friday event is one of several “Summer Soiree” parties being held by neighborhood residents throughout the summer to benefit the market. These events will culminate in the Glenwood Sunday Market “Summer Soiree Street Dance” on Sunday, August 26th, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt. If you attend our Follow Me on Friday event this week, you’ll be able to attend the Summer Soiree Street Dance FREE OF CHARGE!
In addition to enjoying our complimentary food and beverages, you’ll have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for some great prizes. The raffle drawing will be held at the Summer Soiree Street Dance on August 26th.
“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 on my 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 includeMullen’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; the Caribbean 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; and Heartland on the Lake, 1200 W. Greenleaf.
Barbara and I look forward to hosting you at our home this Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.!