April 10, 2015
Longman & Eagle is pleased to announce the launch of a new daily menu at our Off Site Bar, located behind and next to the restaurant proper.
Executive Chef Matthew Kerney has conceived of and created a new daily OSB menu (available at 5pm daily), seasonally evolving offerings that will shift conceptually throughout the year. His first menu plays with popular party snacks from the 70s, and will be in place for the next month or so. Highlights include Beef Jerky, Deviled Ham w/ Cheese Crackers, Oysters Rockefeller, Smoked Cocktail Weenies w/ Smoke Cheddar Bourbon Mornay and BBQ Spiced Beef Rinds.
Categories Chef Matt Kerney, Featured, OSB
April 7, 2015
In celebration of Whiskey Week 2015, Longman & Eagle, in collaboration with Pipeworks Brewing, are debuting the barrel-aged version of Brown & Stirred. Naturally, this calls for a brand new chapter of the story…
While half of Brown & Stirred was released to the public immediately, the other half was set aside for extra special treatment. The base beer was moved into Rittenhouse Rye barrels for aging, where it sat for approximately nine months. A few months in, the cherry puree was added to mature as well. After the beer was racked from the barrels to the bright tank, the “bitters” (Angelica, Quassia, Cinchona, and Gentian root) were added. For barrel-aged Brown & Stirred, the bittering element was not needed. The barrel itself added a tannic bitterness along with the cherry puree.
As the Pipeworks crew kept the baby safe (get it …9 months = baby?), Longman stopped into check up. They tasted the beer three weeks in, and again on March 14th, where they battled a mob of drunk Leprechauns (on their way to the St. Patrick’s Day parade) just to get a sip. On this day it was decided the beer would soon be ready.
Now, as the perfect addition to whiskey week celebrations, the Pipeworks/Longman team presents to you what they always envisioned this beer would taste like. A Manhattan-Inspired Belgian Strong Rye Ale, aged in Rye barrels, with just enough spice, cherry sweetness, & lasting bitterness to make your mouths happy. This brew is proof that whiskey & beer make a perfect couple.
After a long day of brewing beer, a brewer wants a cocktail. Once a shift of shaking & stirring ends for a bartender, they want a beer. Brown & Stirred is the perfect marriage of the two – a “shiftie” for those who spend their days brewing beer as well as those mixing cocktails…and everyone else, for that matter. So, let’s all have a glass together. Cheers!
We will be tapping barrel-aged Brown & Stirred at 5PM on Thursday, April 9th. Come by & help us raise our glasses to whiskey!
photos: Clayton Hauck
Categories bar manager phil olson, beer, collaboration, Featured, friends of L&E, local beer
April 3, 2015
We’ve recently picked up the first five cassette releases from the Death Is Not The End imprint, an outstanding new reissue company offering up older recordings on cassette. While some of the material may be familiar to some of you, hearing some of these vintage recordings on the cassette format is a revelation, and the perfect choice when driving around in your uncle’s borrowed pick up truck.
The first set of releases include a couple of compilations, Angola Prison Spirituals and Murderer’s Home and then standalone releases for Reverend Edward Clayborn, Horace Sprott, and Sister O.M. Terrell.
For the month of April, these cassettes will be featured in room #55, available to guests to play and enjoy.
March 23, 2015
WhiskeyFest 2105 is just around the corner, a week when Chicagoans get even more enthusiastic (if that’s even possible) about one of our favorite spirits. As has become the norm, Longman & Eagle is hosting a number of whiskey-related events that week, to take advantage of the many distillers in town, as well as further showcasing some of the spirits we’re most excited about.
L&E bar manager and whiskey expert Phil Olson has put together a great week of programming, and your participation is both encouraged and welcomed!
Monday, April 6th
Cabin Still, $2 (Enough Said)
Tuesday, April 7th
High West & Lagunitas
Recently, Lagunitas Brewing released a barrel-aged coffee stout using whiskey barrels from High West, out of Park City, Utah. Longman will have the beer on tap – cleverly named ‘Lagunitas High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout – and will be offering a flight of the High West whiskeys that were produced from said barrels. Representatives from both High West and Lagunitas will be on hand to discuss the project and meet with guests. The keg will tapped promptly at 5:00pm, so come early, as its sure to go quick.
Wednesday, April 8th
Four Roses & Penrose
One of our favorite local breweries, Penrose just released ‘Barrel-Aged Spectral’, their first bourbon barrel aged beer. We were lucky enough to score a keg of ‘Iteration 001’ from this series – Barrel Aged Spectral, infused with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks – and will be tapping it alongside other beers from the Penrose portfolio. A flight of Four Roses bourbons will also be available, featuring the whiskey from the barrels ‘Spectral’ spent its time in. Representatives from both Four Roses and Penrose will be on hand throughout the evening.
Thursday, April 9th
Longman & Eagle & Pipeworks
Several months ago, Longman partnered with Pipeworks to brew ‘Brown & Stirred’, a Manhattan-inspired beer. We released half of that batch right away, but put the remainder in rye whiskey barrels to age. It’s now time to awaken this strong ale from it’s slumber, and we’re pleased to introduce it here. L&E will be pouring both the barrel-aged version alongside the initial batch, kegs that will be tapped promptly at five pm, a party that will no doubt continue throughout the night.
Friday, April 10th
2015 Annual Hide & Seek Whiskey Dinner
We are pleased to again be involved in the annual Hide & Seek dinner, in a partnership with Monique Huston and Land and Sea Dept., a special off-site event celebrating WhiskeyFest Chicago. The event, taking place at the LSD studios, brings L&E founding chef Jared Wentworth together with a fantastic group of distillers and producers of whiskey, for an evening of conversation, food, whiskey and more. This year, representatives from Brovo, Bunnahabhain, Chambray, Deanston, Duncan Taylor, High West, Osocalis and Syndicate 58/6 will be on hand to discuss and taste their various processes and products, set within the context of a seated dinner with a menu created by Wentworth and Longman executive chef Matthew Kerney.
Categories bar manager phil olson, beer, chef jared wentworth, Chef Matt Kerney, collaboration, food, friends of L&E, Uncategorized, whiskey
March 22, 2015
Land and Sea Dept. and Longman & Eagle are pleased to present the fifth annual ‘Adult Easter Egg Hunt’, conceived, hosted and organized by LSD director of operations Elana Green.
Last year’s event featured six thousand hidden eggs, over three hundred teams and nearly one thousand folks in total, over the course of a beautiful spring day. The event will once again launch from the Longman & Eagle grounds, and begins at ten-thirty am. Participating teams can begin checking in at eleven am, and the hunt begins at twelve pm sharp and concludes at two pm.
DJ sets by L&E favorites ‘The Craps”.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Chicago area Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.
• Sign Up Starts at 11am for Teams of 2
• $5 entry fee per person, donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters
• Winners receive Easter Egg Gift Baskets!
• Music and Food hosted by Longman & Eagle until 5 pm
• RSVP to email@example.com
Categories charity, collaboration, easter egg hunt
March 21, 2015
Longman & Eagle is pleased to again be involved in the annual Hide & Seek dinner, a partnership with Monique Huston and Land and Sea Dept., a special off-site event celebrating WhiskeyFest Chicago.
The event, taking place at the Land and Sea Dept. studio, brings L&E founding chef Jared Wentworth together with a fantastic group of distillers and producers of whiskey, for an evening of conversation, food, whiskey and more.
This year, representatives from Brovo, Bunnahabhain, Charbay, Deanston, Duncan Taylor, High West, Osocalis and Syndicate 58/6 will be on hand to discuss and taste their various processes and products, set within the context of a seated dinner with a menu created by Wentworth and Longman executive chef Matthew Kerney.
Friday, April 10th
(@ 3124 W Carroll)
Land and Sea Dept., Longman & Eagle & Monique Huston present
2015 Annual ‘Hide & Seek’ Whisky Dinner
6:30pm – 10pm
Categories bar manager phil olson, chef jared wentworth, Chef Matt Kerney, friends of L&E, Uncategorized, whiskey
February 28, 2015
We got in a whole pig from our buddies at Slagel Farm and Chef Matt wanted to do something fun with it. So this Saturday 2/28 starting at 5pm (while supplies last) is the Slagel Farm L&E Pork Explosion
Includes: Roasted Pork Loin & Tenderloin, Chicarrons, Pork Crepinette, Crispy Pig Ear, Roulade of Pork Belly, Truffled Pork Sausage, Blood Sausage, #AnsonMills Grits, Braised Greens
Supplies extremely limited!
Categories Chef Matt Kerney, farms, food, friends of L&E
January 22, 2015
Last year, we had the occasion to befriend a number of the fine folks involved in the Bunkhouse hotel and McGuire Moorman restaurant groups – both based in Austin, Texas – over the course of a couple of different timeframes in Chicago last year, mutually affecting experiences that have since become deepening, sustained relationships.
Through this, Chef Alexandra Manley, of the McGuire Moorman Group, has invited Longman & Eagle principal bartender Chad Hauge to participate in a special dinner in Austin, taking place on Sunday, January 26th, where he’ll creative a special menu of drink and spirit pairings.
If you happen to find yourself in Austin this weekend, we’d love for you to join us!
Categories cocktails, friends of L&E, Uncategorized
January 16, 2015
5 courses = $85 per person
(Beer & wine pairings will also be available)
Three seatings – 5:30 / 7:30 / 9:30
contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info / to reserve.
Amuse Bouche – Truffle Panna Cotta with American Sturgeon Caviar
1st Course “Breakfast In Bed”
1 hour egg, Salmon Roe, English muffin, Maple-Banyuls Munierre, Potato Hash, Candied Bacon
2nd Course “Movie at the Logan”
Seared Bay Scallops, Popcorn Grits, Popcorn, Coca Cola, Butter Powder, Cola Compressed Hearts of Palm
3rd Course “Night in With Takeout”
Duck Char Siu, 5 Spice Cashews, Carolina Gold Rice, White Seasame, Shrimp Chili Caramel
4th Course “Painting the Town”
Seared Ribeye Oscar, Lobster, Hedgehog Mushrooms, White Asparagus, Sunchoke Puree, Sauce Bearnaise
5th Course “For My Sweet”
Chestnut & Chocolate Mont Blanc, Preserved & Dehydrated Alpine Berries
Categories holiday tasting menu
January 14, 2015
Join us at Longman & Eagle on Tuesday, January 20th, as we celebrate our five-year anniversary.
It’s hard to recall now, but when Longman & Eagle opened five years ago, it was a real departure. It was too dark, we were told. Oh, and way too loud, too. And so many beards! Folks told us that whiskey was for old men, and that the Old Fashioned cocktail was, well, ‘old fashioned’.
Five years on, Longman is still probably too dark, and, yes, probably still way too loud, and we still think whiskey tastes pretty damn good. Just the same, it seems like folks have gotten used to us, and we’ve shared many, many great times over the course of our last five years.
To celebrate, we’re having an open house on Tuesday, January 20th, from 5pm to 10pm. We are clearing the tables, offering up complimentary servings of some of our house favorites, including ‘baby’ Steigls, Negroni di Aquila cocktails and Wild Boar Sliders. (And there’s a strong chance Cabin Still Whiskey and cans of Old Milwaukee will make an appearance, too.)
(We won’t be offering dinner service proper, but the bar and bar snack menus will be available, with items for purchase.)
Longman has seen so much support over the last five years, patronage we have and continue to appreciate. We’d love to have customers, friends, lovers, neighbors and more join us in celebrating what has been a really remarkable five years, a period marked by so many fond memories and good times.