In this week’s dining roundup, we wish Revolution Brewing a happy anniversary, look forward to a charity dinner at The Radler and ask our readers for their favorite taco joints.
Happy Birthday, Revolution Brewing
The brewery (2323 N. Milwaukee Ave.) recently turned 5, and celebrated with a show at the Riviera with Andrew W.K and a beer fest. Fist City, Revolution Brewing’s Chicago Pale Ale, was available in cans for the first time at the event. Fist City was recently voted Best Beer at Madison Public House’s (2200 N. Milwaukee Ave.) “Brewer’s Choice Chicago Beer Competition” on March 7.
Founder Josh Deth was also featured in Crain’s Business Magazine this week, where he told readers that in spite of all the success, it’s not about the money. Deth’s main goal is just to continue to make the best beer in Chicago. You can read the article here. Chicago Beer lovers are already rejoicing in the upcoming expansion of the Avondale Brewpub, which will allow more beer to be produced in volume and more recipes.
Charity Family-Style Dinner At Radler
The Radler (2375 N. Milwaukee Ave.) is hosting a “Schwein & Stein Dinner” on Tuesday, March 24, where all proceeds benefit Growing Home, Inc., a project based in Englewood offers paid “farm-based training for people with employment barriers” according to Growing Home’s website.
The event will feature guest Chef Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus Restaurant in St. Louis, Lagunitas Brewing Company and Logan Square business Chicago Distilling Company (2359 N. Milwaukee Ave.). Dinner will feature both Farmhaus and Radler specialties. A heritage breed Mangalista pig will be the center of the family-style meal, which includes:
First Course: Rye, buckwheat, oat and dill breads with pretzels, cherry and smoked mustards, pickle salad, smoked ham, potato dumpling stuffed with ham, and smoked pork loin.
Second Course: Knockwurst, apple-braised sauerkraut, sweet & sour lentils, marinated mushrooms
Third Course: Pork belly Schweinebraten, pickled white asparagus, bread dumplings, smoked trotter broth and smashed carrots
Fourth Course: Bee Sting back with pork fat pastry creme, roasted apples, oat & pork skin crumble.
Best Burritos In The Neighborhood
Chicagoist recently highlighted their top ten places to get a burrito in Chicago, and four of the top choices were Logan Square’s own. L’Patron (2815 W. Diversey Ave.) made the list, as well as El Cid 2 (2646 N. Kedzie Ave.) for its burrito vegetariano, Irazú (address) for its chorizo burrito and Taco’s Tequilas (2919 N. Milwaukee Ave.) makes a burrito that meat lovers will savor, the steak lindo burrito. Of course, Logansquarist already knew that L’Patron has some of the best vegetarian burritos in town.
Speaking of Mexican food…LoganSquarist would like to know: What are some of your favorite taco joints in the neighborhood, for an upcoming article (and potential “taco crawl”)? Let us know what places you like in the comments below!
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