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Bar Thu Feb 28 2013

Opening Tonight: Off Site Bar

LongmanNewBar_I2A5468_small.jpgSeveral years ago when I first moved to Logan Square, I regularly visited a whopping 3 bars. I'm not going to count the number of bars open now, but one more vies for your attention starting tonight: Off Site Bar, adjacent to Longman & Eagle.

Confused about it's location? So was I. The press kit said it was behind and to the east of L&E, and all I could think of was the garage. Well, turns out that's where it is - right next to the gated patio area behind the restaurant is a new bar that will be available as a small event space and serve as an overflow area for the long dinner waits. The decor continues the warm gray and wood themes of the front bar while adding stark white concrete blocks, and since it is in a garage, it features a vintage racing motorcycle (is it still running? I forgot to ask!) For those curious how the garage looks so big but the bar is so small, it also houses a new prep kitchen for the staff.

What I'm most excited about, though, starts up in a couple of weeks: OSB is set to host a Saturday Sausage Shop (alliteration!), with the menu announced the previous Thursday and sous chef Matthew Sliwinski's creations becoming available at 11am on Saturday, until the meat runs out. Look for the first one on March 16th!

Off Site Bar @ Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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