Join me on this FRIDAY, September 2nd, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., for a special “Follow Me on Friday”as we celebrate the GRAND OPENING of the 49th Ward’s NEWEST BAKE SHOP AND CAFE–Sweet Attila’s and The Growling Rabbit, 6981 N. Sheridan (in the space formerly occupied by Cafe Ennui at Lunt).
Working out of their living room in Evanston, owners Laura and Craig Soncrant launched Sweet Attila’s in February, 2010, as an online bake shop. Sweet Attila’s became a fixture last year at the Glenwood Sunday Market where market-goers delighted in their delicious menu of baked goods, including muffins, scones, tarts, brownies and cookies. Laura and Craig fell in love with our neighborhood and when they scouted for a location to open their storefront business, Rogers Park was their first and only choice.
Sweet Attila’s derives its name from Laura and Craig’s rabbit, “Attila the Honey Bunny.” So when they deliberated on a name for their adjoining cafe, Laura and Craig settled on “The Growling Rabbit” in honor of their beloved pet. With its distinct lime green wall color, The Growling Rabbit serves an assortment of sandwiches, soups, salads, and other items such as quiche and vegetable pot pie.
At this Friday’s Follow Me, Laura and Craig will provide iced tea and iced coffee from the café along with cookies from the bake shop. In addition our friends at Gold’n Pear Catering will offer up some wonderful finger foods and I’ll provide beer, wine and soft drinks.
“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 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; 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; Duke’s Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood; CoOffice Connect, 1409 W. Morse;Hamilton’s Bar & Grill, 6341 N. Broadway; Fabi’s, 7124 N. Clark; Chez Violette, 2311 W. Howard; theGlenwood 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, and La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark.