“Follow Me on Friday” this Friday, May 4th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., as I celebrate the opening of another new business in the 49th Ward–The Coffee Shop, 1135 W. Sheridan Road (free parking courtesy ofLoyola University in its parking garage across the street, get your parking coupon at the event).
The shop is as unpretentious as its name implies. Located across from Loyola University and just west of the CTA tracks, The Coffee Shop is a place where you can meet your neighbors, sit back in a comfy chair, and relax with a cup of your favorite cup of joe, tea, juice or Italian soda. Since all their coffees and teas are made to order, anything can be served iced as well as hot.
The Coffee Shop provides an array of panini sandwiches and delectable deserts, all prepared in their on-site kitchen with the most natural ingredients available. Their chocolates, fudges and sweets are made in small batches to ensure their high quality. Every day you are sure to find something different and unique, reflecting the mood of their staff baker.
Owner Tammie Mann will be offering up a trio of mini cupcakes–pumpkin, lemon and peanut butter and nutella–together with coffee, tea or Italian soda. I’ll provide some Baileys Irish Cream in case you want to spice up your coffee on a Friday afternoon, as well as wine and beer. Tammie also is generously giving away a gift box with a little something special inside to take home with you.
The Coffee Shop also has a play area for smaller children, as well as chess sets and other assorted games, so bring your entire family!
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 community organizations. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or organization 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; and Felice’s Roman Style Pizza, 6441 N. Sheridan Rd.
Enjoy a cup of joe with Joe this Friday, 5-7 p.m., at my The Coffee Shop!