What to do while moving. [What to drink, rather].

May 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm (Current Events, Geek, Travel, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , )

by erin

For people sound of body, brain, and spirit, moving from one domicile to another is an activity that inspires the worst feelings imaginable: dread, preemptive exhaustion, crabbiness, irritability, and leg cramping. Okay, maybe the leg cramping happens after moving. Go eat a banana, girl! Read the rest of this entry »

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BYOB: Ciao Amore

October 2, 2009 at 9:45 am (BYOB, Current Events, What we are eating) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Dear reader, I cannot express to you how lovely it is for me to discover a new BYOB restaurant–particularly when it is right between the store and my house. And so it is with a fair bit of enthusiasm that I left Ciao Amore last night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Night-out at Nightwood

June 17, 2009 at 4:27 pm (Beer, Current Events, What we are eating, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , )

The 2 Brothers after party, for those of you who didn’t get the golden ticket, took place at Nightwood in Pilsen. Alright, it wasn’t really an after party, but Rachel, Erin, Bambi (Erin’s mom), and I decided that a few sips of delicious beer and a couple of brats just wasn’t enough to satisfy us. The decision was made to head down the street to Nightwood. A bit weary that we would be competing with the Pilsen art walk crowds, we piled into Rachel’s car and headed south. Read the rest of this entry »

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LUSH Interview: 10 Questions with Efrain Cuevas

April 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm (Interviews, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Clandestino Dining
All over Chicagoland
efrain@chefrain.com

BIO: Efrain Cuevas is one of LUSH on Halsted’s neighbors, and lives right down the street from LUSH Lady Erin, which makes him even more awesome. We first met him slangin’ BBQ with the Honky Tonk crew over the summer in various spots, and have been dying to get in on his Clandestino dinner parties ever since. Originally from Aurora, IL, Efrain has a strong background in all things food. His Mexican family’s cooking inspired him from an early age, and experience tending to–and even slaughtering–farm animals for food was part of his childhood, and it influences his cooking today. Playful and fun, but grounded in a deep respect for farmers and the sourcing of food, Efrain’s style is in tune with the current local food movement. LUSH is so happy to have collaborated with him recently, and we look forward to rockin’ it out with him this summer.

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Second Fridays with Lush

August 5, 2008 at 8:06 pm (Special Events) (, , , )

That art and wine come hand in hand is not often questioned: after all, what mental image of a gallery opening is complete without people schmoozing, admiring the artists’ works, glass in hand?

So, this and every second Friday, go check out the fantastic galleries just south of us on Halsted in the Pilsen Arts District. Then make your way back up and join us on the patio for a relaxing bottle or three. Cheers!

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