Best of Chicago Reader Nominations

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How exciting that some of our local Andersonville businesses have been nominated to win a Best of Chicago award?!

Below are the categories and nominations

Best Bang for your BuckTaste of Lebanon
Vote here for Taste of Lebanon

Little Bad Wolf Burger

Little Bad Wolf Burger

Best Beer Bar- Hopleaf
Vote here for Hopleaf

Best Burger- Little Bad Wolf
Vote here for Little Bad Wolf

Best Cheesemonger- Stamper Cheese (vendor at the Andersonville Farmers Market) and Pastoral Artisan Cheese
Vote here for Stamper Cheese or Pastoral

Best Coffee Roaster- La Colombe
Vote here for La Colombe

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Best Falafel- Middle Eastern Bakery & Grocery and Taste of Lebanon
Vote here for Middle East Bakery & Grocery or Taste of Lebanon

Best Farmers Market- Andersonville
Vote here for Andersonville’s Farmers Market

Best Hot Dog- Hot “G” Dog
Vote here for Hot “G” Dog

Best Ice Cream- George’s Ice Cream
Vote here for George’s

Best Local Distillery- KOVAL Distillery
Vote here for KOVAL

Gray Farms

Gray Farms

Best Farmer- Gray Farms (vendor at our Farmers Market)
Vote here for Gray Farms

Best Local Spirit- KOVAL Distillery Susan for President
Vote here for KOVAL

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant- Taste of Lebanon & Reza’s
Vote here for Taste of Lebanon or Reza’s

Best Neighborhood Restaurant- Vincent
Vote here for Vincent

Best Soup- Taste of Lebanon
Vote here for Taste of Lebanon

Ora Sushi

Ora Sushi

Best Sushi- Ora
Vote here for Ora

Best Wine Shop- In Fine Spirits
Vote here for In Fine Spirits

Best Book Store- Women & Children First
Vote here for Women & Children First

Best Boutique for Women- Milk Handmade
Vote here for Milk

Best Card & Stationary Store- Foursided Card + Gift
Vote here for Foursided

Alleycat Comics

Alleycat Comics

Best Comic Shop- Alleycat Comics
Vote here for Alleycat

Best Doggie Day Care- Urban Pooch Training & Fitness and Urban Pooch Canine Life Center
Vote here for Urban Pooch

Best Garden Store- Gethsemane Garden Center
Vote here for Gethsemane

Best Hotel- The Guesthouse Hotel
Vote here for The Guesthouse

Best Indie Crafter- Michelle Starbuck Designs (available at Milk Handmade)
Vote here for Michelle Starbuck Designs

Best Medical Marijuanna Dispensary- Dispensary 33
Vote here for Dispensary 33

Best Pet Store- Jameson Loves Danger and Urban Pooch
Vote here for Best Pet Store

Andersonville Galleria

Andersonville Galleria

Best Place to Buy Local Goods- Andersonville Galleria
Vote here for Andersonville Galleria

Best Resale Shop- Crossroads Trading Co. and Brown Elephant
Vote here for Best Resale Shop

Best Sex Toy Shop- Early to Bed
Vote here for Early to Bed

Best Shoe Store- Alamo Shoes
Vote here for Alamo

Best Long-Running Play- That’s Weird Grandma: Barrel of Monkeys or Too Much Light: Neo-futurists
Vote here for Best Long-Running Play

Best Novelist- Michael Coorlim
Vote here for Michael Coolim

Best Venue for Standup- The pH Comedy Theater
Andersonville
Vote here for pH Comedy

Best Alderman- Harry Osterman 48th Ward or Ameya Pawar 47th Ward
Vote here for Best Alderman

Best Overall Neighborhood- Andersonville
Vote here for Andersonville

Best Overall Radio Station- CHIRP
Vote here for CHIRP

Best Radio DJ- Nicole Oppenheim/ Ear Cany on CHIRP
Vote here for Nicole Oppenheim/Ear Cany

Puppet Bike

Puppet Bike

Best Street- Clark Street
Vote here for Clark Street

Best Street Character- Puppet Bike
Vote here for Puppet Bike

Best Barcade- Replay Andersonville
Vote here for Replay

Best Musical Group- Allegrezza
Vote here for Allegrezza

Best Dive Bar- Simon’s Tavern
Vote here for Simon’s

Best Gay Bar- The SoFo Tap
Vote here for SoFo Tao

Best Jukebox- Simon’s Tavern
Vote here for Simon’s

Best Local Music Blog- CHIRP Radio

Simon's Tavern

Simon’s Tavern

Vote here for CHIRP

Best Local Music Podcast- CHIRP Radio
Vote here for CHIRP


2017 Midsommarfest Kids’ Activities

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Kung Fu lessons and Cappoeira lessons and Pet Parades, Oh My!

Saturday June 10, 2017

The Summerdale Stage

11:00 AM-  The pH Comedy Theater

12:00 PM- George’s Ice Cream & Sweets Ice Cream Social- Come witness an amazing juggling act and win gift certificates to George’s Ice Cream during our George’s Ice Cream Social!

Pet Contest

Pet Contest

12:30 PM- Jameson Loves Danger Pet Parade & Costume Contest- Come show off your fancy, furry, and feathered friends! All participants receive a special prize and Grand Prizes to Best in Show, Runner Up & Second Runner Up. Sign up begins at 12:00 PM and show starts at 12:30

2:00 PM- Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop- Dream Big After School students will perform ‘I’ve got a golden ticket’ from Willy Wonka Jr, we’ll have performances from some of the 2016 cast of Seussical Jr and will finish with games and activities for all!

3:00 PM- About Face Theater looking out/looking in

In the Alamo Shoes Family Playlot

12:00 – 12:30 PM EFK Kung Fu Demonstration

2:30 PM Orange Shoe Personal Fitness will be on site with bozo buckets and an agility contest for kids

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM A variety of activities for the whole family will be going on between this time.

  • Pedalheads Bicycle Obstacle Course- Pedalheads is an
    PedalHeads Outdoor Obstacle Course

    PedalHeads Outdoor Obstacle Course

    educational summer bike camp for kids ages 3-10 and we teach children basic fundamental biking skills by learning through play. Come try out an obstacle course, learn bike and helmet safety tips and pick up free t-shirts, bike bells, and stickers. Bikes provided!

  • Facepainting by College Nannies & Tutors
  • Friends of Andersonville Book Lounge & Swap
  • Toys et Cetera‘s Booth o’ Toys

Sunday June 11, 2017

The Summderale Stage

9:00- 10:00 AM Free Community Yoga Class with Yoga Tree Studio-  Vinyasa Flow is a class focusing on connecting breath with movement. The instructor will guide you through poses synchronized to your inhale and exhale. This style of yoga is smooth because of how the poses flow from one to the next. Expect plenty of variety of poses and most likely Sun Salutations. Taught by Lorelei Sturm

11:00 AM- The pH Comedy Theater

12:00 PM Andersonville Suzuki Academy

1:00 PM Human-Tim + Robot-Tim– Human-Tim + Robot-Tim have been making music for kids and families around the Chicago area since 2009. They have released two CDs of original music, “Pop Of The Tots!” in 2009 and “You Are An Astronaut” in 2013. The unique human/robot make-up of the band allows them to create music that is both danceable and thinkable.

Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

2:00 PM Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop – Dream Big After School students will perform ‘I’ve got a golden ticket’ from Willy Wonka Jr, we’ll have performances from some of the 2016 cast of Seussical Jr and will finish with games and activities for all!

3:00 PM BoiseNoise

 

 

 

 

In the Alamo Shoes Family Playlot

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Capo 4 Kids Capoeria Workshop-

Capoeria Class

Capoeria Class

During the 2017 Midsommarfest, ICAF Chicago and Capo4kids will lead a Capoeira workshop where they will teach basic rhythms on percussive instruments, songs in Portuguese and the martial art and dance basic movements of capoeira. This will be a fun, action-packed workshop that will introduce the rich world of capoeira to kids and adults. For more information on capoeira, please visit www.capoeira-angola-chicago.org.

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM A variety of activities for the whole family will be going on between this time.

  • Pedalheads Bicycle Obstacle Course- Pedalheads is an educational summer bike camp for kids ages 3-10 and we teach children basic fundamental biking skills by learning through play. Come try out an obstacle course, learn bike and helmet safety tips and pick up free t-shirts, bike bells, and stickers. Bikes provided!
  • Facepainting by College Nannies & Tutors
  • Friends of Andersonville Book Lounge & Swap- Come join us where children of all ages can read, hang out and listen to stories. We will be collecting books for the Women and Children First used books sale as well. Illinois Safe Schools Alliance will be joining us and reading a collection of LGBTQ children’s books.

    Toys et Cetera

    Toys et Cetera

  • Toys et Cetera‘s Booth o’ Toys
  • StudioUs Woodblock Art Printing Workshop- Learn the art of woodblock printing! Design, carve, and color your very own print, and add your work to our community art flag.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Coloring Books for Kidz Coloring Fun

 

 


2017 Midsommarfest Vendors

Vendors

Those in bold represent local Andersonville Vendors

Artists

Merchants

Dumbo Lounge Sacks

Non Profits

100% of Salon Echo's proceeds are donated to Sarah's Circle

100% of Salon Echo’s proceeds are donated to Sarah’s Circle

Promotional Partners


2017 Midsommarfest Music & Entertainment

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Don’t miss out on your chance to dance all day and night long at 1 or all 5 of our stages!

Friday June 9, 2017

North stage @ Catalpa

5:00 PM DJ Dan Luna

16 Candles

16 Candles

6:00 PM To The 9s – To The 9s is Chicago’s Premier Event band. Playing hits from every decade, they’ll have you dancing all night long!

8:00 PM 16 Candles – A native to Midsommarfest, 16 Candles’ pride and joy comes from bringing all the 80’s song that you know and love to life in full force.

 

 

 

 

Saturday June 10, 2017

North stage @ Catalpa

11:00 AM Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

12:00 PM Son Monarcas– Blending traditional with contemporary music, Son Monarcas is a Chicago-based ensemble comprised of musicians who are well-versed in the Afro-Mestizo genres of Mexican folk music as well as other world music genres.

2:00 PM Little Queens

3:30 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade

The Right Now

The Right Now

4:00 PM The Right Now

6:00 PM Ear Candy

8:00 PM Wedding Banned– “The Greatest Wedding Band on Earth”

Center Stage @ Berwyn

11:00 AM Wild Skies– Wild Skies has a unique sound combining folk, rock, and Americana

12:30 PM Layla Frankel

1:30 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade

2:00 PM Al Rose– “Al Rose, who is always impressive, brings his intelligent, funny, and sharp songs with the beautiful arrangements he consistently creates.” — Moors Magazine, Holland

4:00 PM The Yacht Rockets

6:00 PM Shout Out

8:00 PM Catfight- This all-girl band has been called “the darlings” of the Chicago cover band scene. Covering top artists of today and yesteryear. Bruno Mars, Icona Pop and One Republic, to playing classic favorites by Prince, ACDC and Queen, there’s something for everyone.

Summerdale Stage

4:00 PM Wes John Cichosz– A competent multi-instrumentalist, Wes performs in various capacities including solo vocal/acoustic, blues trio, and jazz quartet.

6:00 PM Willy Dynomite– Willy Dynomite will be sure to keep your hands clapping as they combined aspects of blues, soul, swing, funk and reggae.

8:00 PM Fabitat

Balmoral Pride Stage

Tasha Salad

Tasha Salad

1:00 PM Jazz Brunch with Lakeside Pride Band

3:00 PM Best of MaryOke Unplugged with Kevin Florian

4:30 PM Drag Show with DJ Laura B, Tasha Salad, Ruff N Stuff & Friends

6:30 PM Retro with DJ Laura B

8:30 PM The Hits with DJ Laura B

Swedish Stage @ Foster

Opening ceremonies

Opening ceremonies

 11:00 AM Opening Ceremonies

11:30 AM May Pole- Don’t miss out on your chance to dance around the May Pole!

12:00 PM Swedish Jamboree

2:00 PM Hugh Too– Hugh Too is a 6-piece band rocking out hits from the 70’s, 80’s and beyond – as well as some modern songs.

4:00 PM Waco Brothers

6:00 PM Fiona Grey– “The 19 year old singer brings Hollywood glamour to a sultry story of love, drugs, and vanity” – Galore Magazine

7:00 PM Moose the DJ ft. The Princess

8:00 PM ABBA Salute- Don’t miss your chance to be a Dancing Queen at this ABBA tribute band

Sunday June 11, 2017

North stage @ Catalpa

11:00 AM Lakeside Pride Strayhorns Jazz Combo

12:00 PM Gussied

Gussied

Gussied

2:00 PM Brooke and Nice Things– Reflecting the Golden Era of Rythm and Blues, BNTNT brings true Soul music to life in their set. They’re too young to be old school and too old to be new school.

3:30 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade

4:00 PM Libido Funk Circus– Chicago’s premier dance and party band

6:00 PM The Hair Band Night

8:00 PM 16 Candles

Center Stage @ Berwyn

11:00 AM The Deliverance Singers- Gospel Brunch

1:00 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade

1:30 PM The Shades– Equipped primarily with their voices and acoustic guitars, The Shades have developed a signature sound that encompasses elements of popular music from folk & rock, to soul & R&B.

2:30 PM She’s Crafty– Chicago’s all-female Beastie Boys tribute

3:30 PM  Second City Outlaws

4:00 PM Stache

Stache

Stache

6:00 PM Maggie Speaks– Dance and sing to your favorites, from that 80s song you love to hear to songs played at concerts in Chicago reaching back to the 50s to Top 40 hits released just last week.

8:00 PM 7th Heaven

Summerdale Stage

3:00 PM BoiseNoise

4:00 PM Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats

6:00 PM The Hat Guys– The Hat Guys bring a taste of the soulful exuberance, pageantry, and revelry of a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade.

8:00 PM- Chicago Jazz Orchestra 

Balmoral Pride Stage

1:00 PM Acoustic Brunch

3:00 PM Drag Show with DJ Laura B, Tasha Salad, Ruff N Stuff & Friends

5:00 PM Tea Dance with DJ Moose

8:30 PM The Hits with DJ Jorge

Swedish Stage @ Foster

12:00 PM LiveWire

2:00 PM Hodie Snitch– Hodie Snitch plays the songs you know and love from the likes of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and many more.

4:00 PM The New Invaders– The Ultimate 60s flashback show

6:00 PM Lynne Jordan and the Shivers

Gold Coast All Stars

Gold Coast All Stars

8:00 PM The Gold Coast All Stars

 


2017 Midsommarfest Food + Drink

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Be sure to come to Midsommarfest with an empty belly and ready to eat! With a wide selection of foods, you’ll be sure to find anything your heart desires.

Those in bold represent a local Andersonville vendor

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in Andersonville!

 

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Brunch/Food on Sunday, May 14 for Mother’s Day
Andies – Come join us this special Mother’s Day for a Grand Mediterranean champagne brunch buffet. Please make reservations in advance.
Appellation – Honor mom with a fun and elegant Sunday brunch or a lazy afternoon of tea, sandwiches, sweets, tartlets, scones with lemon curd, artisan beverages and other savory bites on Sunday, May 14.
Bar Roma – All moms receive a flute of sparkling rosé and chocolate-covered strawberries
Fireside Restaurant & Lounge – Brunch buffet from 10AM-3PM. Enjoy offerings such as Cajun shrimp cocktail, omelettes, quiche, french toast, benedicts, and more on May 14.
George’s Ice Cream and Sweets – Half off ice cream for mom and first 250 moms get a special gift!
Kanela Breakfast Club – Parties of 2+ will be treated to a complimentary starter to share – options include Kanela roll, monkey bread, Loukoumades, mac and cheese, and more!
Jerry’s Sandwiches – Cocktails for mom, crafts for kids.
Ranalli’s – Complementary gelato/sorbet for those dining in.

Shopping for Mom
Cassona – 15% OFF any purchase below $999 and 20% OFF any purchase over $1000. Sale applies the regular price merchandise only and excludes pending orders.
Foursided – 20% off the best Mother’s Day cards in Chicago if you utter the secret code words: “My Mom is magic.” Offer good for one card.
Notice – Buy a gift for mom and get 25% off an item for you. Some exclusions apply
Presence – Dress and jewelry sale + cookies and other treats.
Sparkles Fine Jewelry – Free pair of earrings with $200 purchase and chance to win a $250 gift certificate. Must enter contest via Facebook or Instagram by Friday, May 12 at noon.
Swedish American Museum – 20% off Scandinavian jewelry Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14.
The T-Shirt Deli – Made to order t-shirts for Mama Bear, Baby Bear and more!

Pamper Mom
Andersonville Wine Walk – Our 11th annual Wine Walk returns on Sunday, May 21 from 3-6PM. Mom can walk, sip and shop our local business district while sampling 39 wines from In Fine Spirits! Tickets only $35 through this Sunday, May 14.
Barrel of Monkeys – Half-priced tickets for mom to That’s Weird, Grandma at the Neo-Futurist Theatre on Monday, May 15 at 8PM with code MONKEYMOM* *50% off one regularly priced adult ticket per order.
Beachbody – Free skin care/wellness consultation plus 20% off all services
Dr. Sims Dentistry – $99 Phillips ZOOM! teeth whitener treatment kit | Reg $199
Revive Massage Therapy – Intraceuticals Mother’s Day eye collection – eye gel, travel eye treatment, clutch and slippers – $125


Resolution Andersonville 2017 – Health and Wellness Weekend: January 13-15

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An array of Andersonville businesses will open their doors on the New Year, with a Health & Wellness open house January 13-15. Whether you’re aiming for a new fitness routine, healthier eating, or increased mindfulness, this weekend is designed to help you explore and activate your New Year’s resolutions and goals.

Open House Businesses

Hours on January 13, 14 and 15 vary by business

Be Yoga Andersonville | 5715 N Clark
New student special! $30 for 30 days with code BEWARM when registering online.

Bethany Retirement Community | 4950 North Ashland
Open house facility tour

CBD KRATOM | 5303 N Clark
Free Samples of Kratom

Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy | 5537 N Clark
Friday, January 13 ONLY – 6-10PM: Meet and greet with psychotherapists, yoga teacher and energy worker; free mindfulness meditation class; coupons for Mindfulness for Couples workshop and Reiki session; photography opening with healthy refreshments; facility tour; personalized info sessions.

Cindy Klinger, LLC | 5138 N Clark, #4
Sunday, January 15 – Noon-3PM: Free 15 nutrition consultation

City Olive | 5644 N Clark
15% off select Olive Oils in store only.  Enjoy a free tasting!

GreenSky | 5357 N Ashland
Soy candles at 15% off and 100% pure Shea butter hand cream at 10% off

Jerry’s | 5419 N Clark
10% Off any entree salad with magic word “wellness”

Kru Strength + Fitness | 5117 N Clark
Free one hour class on Saturday 1/13 @ 9am and Sunday 1/14 @ 9am.

Notice | 5028 N Clark
Create your own spa at home with Rinse “Shower Bombs” and “Essential Oil Roll On” aromatherapy. Relieves congestion, headaches and helps with relaxation. Perfect for a winter’s day!

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness | 5609 N Clark
Offering a free class sign-up when guests visit the Andersonville location during Health & Wellness Weekend!

Sidewinder Gallery | 4880 N Clark
Friday, January 13 – 7-9PM: Wine, Art and Yoga event
A yoga class for all levels will be hosted at Sidewinder Gallery (showcasing Contemporary Art by local Artists of different styles and mediums). Start the night with an hour of yoga (please bring your own mat), followed by an evening of admiring the talented work of featured artists and a wine social hour. Tickets: $30 can be purchased in advance here.

Sirron Pilates Studio | 5434 N Clark
3 Introductory Private Pilates Sessions for $99 (value = $201)

The Sacred Ways – REIKI Treatments | 5221 N Winthrop, Unit 5
Start your healthy 2017 out with a relaxing 60-minute Reiki Energy Session for only $50 (reg. price $75) between January 13 and 15. Visit TheSacredWays.com or call 312-835-0276 to schedule your appointment. Day and Evening appointments available.

Women & Children First | 5233 N Clark
20% off all health, wellness, and healthy cooking paperback books


New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2017 in Andersonville

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NEW YEAR’S EVE/DAY DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

Andies Restaurant
New Year’s Eve buffet: 6pm-10pm – $25.95  per person with Champagne included
New Year’s Day buffet: 11Am-8PM – $25.95  per person with Champagne included
Serving slowly roasted herbed Turkey with rosemary and oregano, with seasoned stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, mashed sweet and garlic mashed potatoes. PLUS- glazed ham spiral, butternut squash soup, BBQ ribs, fresh salmon, lamb osso bocco, short ribs, kabobs, Tunisian chicken, risotto, gyros and vegetarian Moroccan eggplant couscous,

Breakfast items: Served until 1pm. Plus a variety of our signature hot and cold appetizers and famous long Fruit and Dessert Table.

Complete Turkey dinner for pick-up or delivery $16.95

Condensed menu available. Also available for delivery or carry out. Reservations are recommended. Reserve online at www.andieschicago.com or Call (773) 784-8616

Acre/Anteprima/Ombra
New Year’s Eve: Regular dinner menus and $1 Oysters at Acre and Ombre
New Year’s Day: Brunch at Acre starting at 11am, dinner at all three restaurants, including $1 oysters and $20 Prosecco at Acre and Ombre.

Big Jones
New Year’s Eve Brunch: 9AM-3PM
New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe: 5-10PM

Fireside Restaurant
New Year’s Eve Bash with drink packages from 10PM-1AM. Open until 5Am
New Year’s Day brunch: 10am-3pm

Hamburger Mary’s
New Year’s Eve: 10th Anniversary and NYE Party – 8PM
No Cover! 3rd Annual “NO FUSS” NEW YEARS… meaning no cover and no expensive drink packages… just come as you are for a good time! Also celebrating 10th birthday in Andersonville.

Lady Gregory’s
New Year’s Eve: NYE Party – 5pm
No cover, with DJ, party favors, Champagne toast
New Year’s Day 80’s themed brunch: 10AM-2PM

pH Comedy Theater
New Year’s Eve: Late Night Speakeasy NYE Party & Fundrasier: 9PM
Live music, dancing, 1920s snacks, raffles, champagne toast and o late night comedy show The Night Night Show. Purchase tickets

Replay Andersonville/Elixir
New Year’s Eve: No cover all night! Lite snack buffet and 10:30PM and champagne toast at Midnight. VIP package available with drinks from 8-11PM

 


Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s in Andersonville

Take advantage of these special offers and dining options at businesses throughout Andersonville on these upcoming holidays!

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day Dining

 

Andies Restaurant
Christmas Day buffet: 11AM – 8PM: Adults $25.95; Children $13.95
Serving slowly roasted herbed Turkey with rosemary and oregano, with seasoned stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, mashed sweet and garlic mashed potatoes. PLUS- glazed ham spiral, butternut squash soup, BBQ ribs, fresh salmon, lamb osso bocco, short ribs, kabobs, Tunisian chicken, risotto, gyros and vegetarian Moroccan eggplant couscous,

Breakfast items: Served until 1pm. Plus a variety of our signature hot and cold appetizers and famous long Fruit and Dessert Table.

Complete Turkey dinner for Pick-up or Delivery $16.95

Condensed menu available. Also available for delivery or carry out. Reservations are recommended. Reserve online at www.andieschicago.com or Call (773) 784-8616

Big Jones
Christmas Eve brunch: 9AM – 2:30PM
Christmas Eve Revellion dinner: 4-9PM
Creole Reveillon dinner in the spirit of New Orleans holiday dining. Find out more and reserve now!

Fireside Restaurant
Open on Christmas Eve, 10am-5am  and Christmas Day, 10am-4am – Special menu featuring: Baked brie in a puff pastry with raspberry sauce, bacon wrapped shrimp, Beef Wellington with mushroom demi glaze, stuffed portabello with spinach and goat cheese, Cornish hen with Marnier reduction, lobster ravioli, and maple glazed ham.

Call 773-561-7433 for reservations

Jerry’s
Open for Christmas Eve lunch and featuring the CHRISTMAS SANDWICH House baked root beer ham, roast pork belly, mushroom stuffing, beef gravy, fried onion, basil, cheddar, lettuce, southwest mayo, pretzel bun $13.5 and GRANDMA’S BRISKET SANDWICH with horseradish & onion rub, fried onion, house pickle, arugula, Swiss, lettuce, horseradish sauce, caraway-multigrain $13.5

Replay Andersonville/Elixir
Lunch with Santa: Thursday, December 22 – Saturday, December 24 from Noon -3PM
Christmas Weekend brunch: Saturday, December 24 – Monday, December 26 from 10AM-3PM
Open Christmas Day for dinner starting at 5PM

 

Hanukkah Entertainment

 

Barrel of Monkeys
$2 off $12 adult tickets bought online with code “HIDOLYA” for the performance of That’s Weird, Grandma: The Holiday Special Returns on Monday, December 26 at 8pm. That’s Weird, Grandma: The Holiday Special Returns features the story “Dear Hidolya” by Ingrid P. & Eviatar H., Skinner North Classical School

 

New Year’s Eve/Day Dining & Entertainment

 

Andies Restaurant
New Year’s Eve buffet: 6pm-10pm – $25.95  per person with Champagne included
New Year’s Day buffet: 11Am-8PM – $25.95  per person with Champagne included
Serving slowly roasted herbed Turkey with rosemary and oregano, with seasoned stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, mashed sweet and garlic mashed potatoes. PLUS- glazed ham spiral, butternut squash soup, BBQ ribs, fresh salmon, lamb osso bocco, short ribs, kabobs, Tunisian chicken, risotto, gyros and vegetarian Moroccan eggplant couscous,

Breakfast items: Served until 1pm. Plus a variety of our signature hot and cold appetizers and famous long Fruit and Dessert Table.

Complete Turkey dinner for pick-up or delivery $16.95

Condensed menu available. Also available for delivery or carry out. Reservations are recommended. Reserve online at www.andieschicago.com or Call (773) 784-8616

Acre/Anteprima/Ombra
New Year’s Eve: Regular dinner menus and $1 Oysters at Acre and Ombre
New Year’s Day: Brunch at Acre starting at 11am, dinner at all three restaurants, including $1 oysters and $20 Prosecco at Acre and Ombre.

Big Jones
New Year’s Eve Brunch: 9AM-3PM
New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe: 5-10PM

Fireside Restaurant
New Year’s Eve Bash with drink packages from 10PM-1AM. Open until 5Am
New Year’s Day brunch: 10am-3pm

Hamburger Mary’s
New Year’s Eve: 10th Anniversary and NYE Party – 8PM
No Cover! 3rd Annual “NO FUSS” NEW YEARS… meaning no cover and no expensive drink packages… just come as you are for a good time! Also celebrating 10th birthday in Andersonville.

Lady Gregory’s
New Year’s Eve: NYE Party – 5pm
No cover, with DJ, party favors, Champagne toast
New Year’s Day 80’s themed brunch: 10AM-2PM

pH Comedy Theater
New Year’s Eve: Late Night Speakeasy NYE Party & Fundrasier: 9PM
Live music, dancing, 1920s snacks, raffles, champagne toast and o late night comedy show The Night Night Show. Purchase tickets

Replay Andersonville/Elixir
New Year’s Eve: No cover all night! Lite snack buffet and 10:30PM and champagne toast at Midnight. VIP package available with drinks from 8-11PM

 

Holiday Specials & Sweet Treats

 

Acre/Anteprima/Ombra
Take advantage of a gift card promotion at all three restaurants–receive a $25 gift card for yourself with every $100 gift card purchase. Purchases must be made in person.  Special valid until 12/31.

The Coffee Studio
Cocktails offered include The Cozy Apple ($9), Apple Buzz($9), and (non-alocoholic) Hot Spiced Caramel Cider ($4-4.50) and Peppermint Hot Chocolate

defloured Bakery
Everything listed is gluten free and made in a gluten free facility!
Offering for Christmas:
GF Bar Cookie Gift Box w/o nuts 6 pk: $21.50/12 pk: $42 (Brownie, Peppermint Brownie, Caramel Chocolate Oat, S’Mores)
GF Bar Cookie Gift Box w/nuts 6 pk: $22.50/12 pk: $46 (Brownie, Peppermint Brownie, Caramel Chocolate Oat, Blondie with pecans, Bomber, Pecan)
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (6 pk: $18): Your choice of fillings- vanilla, mocha, peppermint, peanut butter
GF Mini Bundt Gift Box $18 ( 4 mini bundts)
*All Christmas gift assortments include a content list and a personalized note upon request

First Slice Pie Cafe
December holiday favorites:  Glogg Cake (a Swedish inspired spiced pound cake that’s been steeped in our housemade Glogg) – great as a hostess gift or for loosening up that stodgy family gathering; Red Wine Poached Pear Pie. Order in shop only through December 24.

George’s Ice Cream
Featuring Peppermint Ice Cream, Eggnog Ice Cream, Hot Chocolate Floats, Chocolate Gift Boxes

Kopi Cafe
Vin Chaud ($8), Pumpkin maple bomb pastry ($4.50), plus boutique specials

Murray & White
All holiday decor & holiday candles 20% OFF through Christmas Eve. Open until 4:00pm Christmas Eve, Closed Christmas Day. End-of-Year Storewide Sale 20%-60% off entire store beginning Dec. 26th

Swedish Bakery
Buche de Noels, gingerbread houses, 3D penguins, 3D reindeer, truffles, and more! Place your order ahead of time by calling 773-561-8919. Last day open for the holidays: Friday, December 23rd from 6:30AM – 7:00PM. Closed from Saturday, December 24th through Monday, January 2nd.


Andersonville Executive Director Position

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce & Andersonville Sustainability Community Alliance hiring Exectuive Director

 

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Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and Andersonville Sustainability Community Alliance (ASCA) seek an entrepreneurial Executive Director with proven skills in management, neighborhood economic development, and relationship building to lead our progressive organizations. Andersonville is a neighborhood within the City of Chicago with values grounded in support of locally owned, independent businesses and long-term environmental and economic sustainability.

ACC fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base. Key initiatives include events and promotions that drive traffic to businesses, business owner support, business attraction, commercial district planning, and advocacy.

ASCA supports a vibrant and resilient Andersonville through innovation, education, and research. Key initiatives include eco-Andersonville community composting, commercial district recycling, place making, and the Green Building Incentive program.

The Chamber is looking for a highly experienced candidate with both the visionary and management skills that immediately instills confidence in the member community and staff and, additionally, can envision, communicate and implement a compelling vision for the future.

Position Title: Executive Director
Salaried, full time, exempt position
Reports to: Boards of Directors of ACC and ASCA

Essential Functions:

The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and Andersonville Sustainability Community Alliance’s staff, programs, and execution of its mission. The Executive Director also oversees the operations of Andersonville Special Service Area #22.

Duties and Responsibilities

● Leadership & Management
● In partnership with the boards of directors, and through convening key stakeholders, develop and implement the strategic plan for Andersonville’s future.
● Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and consistent quality of the ACC and ASCA brands along with all finance, administrative, fundraising, communication systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
● Be responsible for the recruitment and employment of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
● Lead, mentor, and inspire the organizations’ staff; maintaining a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates top quality people.
● Actively energize and engage the business and residential communities in support of a well connected, well resourced neighborhood.
● Connect with other resonant organizations and programs, incorporating and sharing best practices.
● Manage and support staff in all program areas and ensure that the programs support the organizations’ strategic goals.
● Define organizational and programmatic success, ensure effective systems to track progress toward that success, regularly evaluate, and communicate such evaluation to the boards, ACC members, and other constituents.
● Manage the operations and administration of Andersonville Special Service Area #22.
● Prepare budgets, manage and communicate financials.

Communications
● Be the external face of the organizations.
● Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups, organizations, and elected officials.

Advocacy
On behalf of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, advocate for local business-friendly public policy including property taxes, fair and clear business fees and licenses, incidental business taxes, zoning, subsidies.

Success in this position will be evaluated based on the ability of the Director to listen to the varied interests of community members, find and achieve consensus, and supportively act for the advancement of common good.

Qualifications
Candidates should demonstrate a clear career commitment to local business support, community engagement, and environmental sustainability. Other qualifications include:
● At least 10 years experience in management, small business support, economic development, and/or community engagement.
● Advanced degree or relevant experience in Urban Planning, Community Development or related field (recommended, but not required)
● Excellence in organizational management with the ability to lead staff; manage and develop high performing teams; set and achieve strategic objectives; manage a budget; and provide financial oversight
●Demonstrably excellent skills in:
○ convening and facilitation within diverse constituencies
○ organizational management
○ providing staff mentorship
○ budgeting and financial oversight
○ building relationships with members, residents, and elected officials
○ general fundraising principles
● Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills
● Experience in project management and process development

Salary and Benefits
Annual salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.

Email cover letter describing your interest, resume, three professional references, and salary range/requirements to: search@andersonville.org Subject Heading: Executive Director Search

NO phone calls, please. For more information about the organizations, please visit www.andersonville.org