The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to partner with Shedd Aquarium and more than 20 Andersonville restaurants to “Shedd the Straw” by only serving single-use plastic straws on-demand or by offering a biodegradable option. The campaign was first introduced by Shedd Aquarium on Earth Day 2017 with a one-day call to action across the city of Chicago. Click here to learn more about Shedd the Straw.
We made a neighborhood-wide commitment that will directly benefit our Great Lakes region with an official launch event on Friday, March 2 at 5PM.
Andersonville’s Shedd the Straw campaign kicked off during Andersonville Restaurant Week (Feb. 23 – Mar. 4) and will continue to build a permanent presence in the neighborhood. The campaign’s official launch event occurred on Friday, March 2 with Shedd Aquarium hosting a screening of the short documentary “STRAWS” at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark) at 5PM.
The first 25 screening attendees received a free glass straw, created by Kimberly Polka, an Andersonville artist and business featured at the Andersonville Galleria (5347 N Clark). A brief response to the screening was held with Nina Newhouser of the Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance and Jaclyn Wegner of Shedd Aquarium. First Financial Credit Union supplied free drink coupons to the first 50 attendees redeemable for a 3oz pour of prosecco from Appellation Wine Bar (5212 N Clark) across from the Swedish American Museum.
Andersonville Shedd the Straw committed restaurants include:
Andersonville Brewing | 5402 N Clark
Andies | 5253 N Clark
Anteprima | 5316 N Clark
Appellation | 5212 N Clark
Atmosphere Bar | 5355 N Clark
Big Jones | 5347 N Clark
Cescas Margarita Bar & Grill | 5403 N Clark
Defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery | 1477 W Balmoral
Dollop Diner | 5060 N Clark
First Slice Pie Café | 5357 N Ashland
Hamburger Mary’s | 5400 N Clark
Hopleaf | 5148 N Clark
Hutch American Kitchen + Bar |
Jerry’s Sandwiches | 5419 N Clark
Kopi Café | 5317 N Clark
Lady Gregory’s | 5260 N Clark
Lost Larson | Opening Soon! | 5318 N Clark
Octavio | Opening Soon! | 5310 N Clark
Ranalli’s of Andersonville | 1512 W Berwyn
Simon’s Tavern | 5210 N Clark
Svea | 5236 N Clark
Vincent | 1475 West Balmoral