As I announced yesterday, the newly renovated Jarvis “L” Station will open on Friday, and we’re going to celebrate! Follow Me on Friday to Taste Wine and Food, 1506 W. Jarvis, just steps from the Jarvis “L” in the heart of the Jarvis Square business district.
As the name denotes, Taste will be hosting a complimentary wine tasting this Friday, December 14th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Snack on some light appetizers as you sample a wonderful cross section of some of the most delectable red and white wines available in Chicago. You might even come across a holiday gift idea or two.
Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery owned and operated by a close-knit group of good people who are deeply rooted in the European tradition. This little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Their motto is “wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed.” Taste offers a wide variety of good wine at good prices and a knowledgeable staff of wine experts.
The businesses in Jarvis Square took a financial hit during the Jarvis stationhouse re-construction. Let’s support our local businesses and join me on Friday night for a tasting at Taste and then consider capping off the evening with a dinner next door at Gruppo di Amici or across the street at Luzzat.
“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; Fabi’s, 7124 N. Clark; Chez Violette, 2311 W. Howard; The Glenwood, 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; the Poitin 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; the Clark Street Market, 7007 N. Clark; Cafe Descartes, 6451 N. Sheridan; the Greenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf; MorseL, 1406 W. Morse; and the Mezz Gallery at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.
Join me this Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as we celebrate the re-opening of the Jarvis “L” station and sample some great wine at Taste Wine and Food!