13
Apr 11

Wine Tasting This Friday (4/15) at A Vision on Damen Avenue

Stop by this Friday, April 15th for a much anticipated Wine Tasting with A Vision and their friends from
Vinejoy. They will be tasting Fiction Red, Fiction White & Fiction Rose as well as the Anti-White and Anti-Red!
You won’t want to miss what these guys are pouring! Mark your calendars now!

A Vision
910 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago IL 60622
773-227-5700


06
Apr 11

Friday Night Wine Tastings at A Vision on Damen Avenue

So what are you waiting for? Since about 20o5, we’ve had this little gem in our neighborhood,  “..bringing a fresh and stylish energy to the Chicagoland area, with original, customized concepts, modern floral designs and highly personalized service.”  And wine tastings on Friday nights!  A Vision creates gorgeous custom flower arrangements and gift baskets, as well as sells affordable wine, some beer, some chilled just waiting to go home with you.  This week they’ll be pouring wines from Chicago from 5:30pm-7:30pm and we suggest you stop in and say “Hi”.

 

A Vision
910 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago IL 60622
773-227-5700

22
Mar 11

Bite Cafe in Ukrainian Village Re-Opens on Wednesday 3/23

You may or may not have ever noticed the small restaurant next to The Empty Bottle on Western Avenue here in Ukrainian Village, but if you have ever bothered to stop in, you know the food has always been as tasty as the decor was a bit funky.  Bite Cafe re-opens this week and the owner, Bruce Finkelman- who also owns Longman & Eagle up in Logan Square – talked to the writers of the Dish dining column for Chicago Magazine.  Finkelman and the new chef , Rodney Stanton (Spiaggia, Topolobampo, Bouchon and Longman & Eagle) discussed what’s changing and what’s staying the same at Bite Cafe.  Read the interview here.


21
Mar 11

The Empty Bottle: Earthquake Relief Donations & Japan Nite

japan nite poster 2011

From The Empty Bottle’s website:

To help with relief efforts in Northern Japan following March 11th’s devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami, the Empty Bottle invites its fans to make a $5 donation to the American Red Cross when buying tickets online. Those who donate will be given a free drink ticket for a domestic draft beer upon entering. We will be donating 10% of our ticket sales to the Red Cross, as well as leaving donation receptacles at the bar encouraging patrons (and staff!) to donate as they see fit.

Japan Nite – now in it’s fourth year at the Empty Bottle brings together a diverse group of Japanese bands to the stage on Western Avenue.

Kicking off in Austin, TX for SXSW, Benton Records’ “Japan Night” US Tour 11 features four of the hottest bands on the planet. Japan Nite started at SXSW 1996 with two Japanese bands and all girl punk band LOLITA NO. 18 was one of them. We’ve been hosting the Tour stops in Chicago since 08 and we’re excited to welcome arguably one of the greatest and most important bands in Japan, MO’SOME TONEBENDER, the all girl soul blues band ZUKUNASHISISTERS and post punk glam rock from HYSTOIC VEIN.

Stop by, make a donation, have a drink or three, and rock out Japan Nite-style!

Click here to buy tickets online.


12
Mar 11

A Neighborhood Recording Label & Store Gets a Write-up in AV Club

permanent records chicago

 

Permanent Records – a small recording label and record store here in Ukrainian Village recently had a nice write-up and interview in the Chicago edition of AV Club – the entertainment newspaper and website published by The Onion.  They set up their shop on Chicago Avenue in 2006 and in 2007 starting releasing music under their own name. The store sells a lot of vinyl, new and used, as well as CDs, DVDs, and books.  Musically they specialize in mostly independent and underground labels, including a lot of limited editions.   Check out the interview with them and then pay thet store a visit.

Permanent Records
1914 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago IL 60622
773-278-1744
Open every day 11:00am-9:00pm