Donut Shop in the OSB

December 8, 2014

photo: Clayton Hauck

The Donut Shop in the OSB at L&E opens every Saturday & Sunday, rain or shine, and features a changing weekly selection focusing on classic donuts from pastry chef Jeremy Brutzkus, as well as seasonal inspired varieties, while supplies last.  The donuts, Rare Tea Cellar teas, Dark Matter coffee, as well as our OSB only sausage breakfast sandwich and pulled pork breakfast burrito are available for eating in or to go.

Every Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 3pm.

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Tasting Table Open Market

December 4, 2014

We’re pleased to have Longman & Eagle participating at Open Market this coming weekend, a now annual event hosted by the fine folks at Tasting Table.

Featuring over forty purveyors of all sorts, the artisanal food fair features offerings from the likes of Blackbird, Dove’s Luncheonette, La Sirena Clandestina, Lula Café, Mott Street, Owen + Alchemy, Yusho and more.

The event takes place on Saturday, December 6th at the Redmoon event space at 2120 South Jefferson.  The event runs from 11am to 6pm, and tickets are available here.



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Best Breakfasts in America

November 15, 2014

Longman & Eagle is pleased to find ourselves included in a survey of America’s best breakfasts, as compiled by Playboy Magazine.

In its 101 Best Breakfasts in America piece, Longman receives high praise for our drinks and food, citing our popular Tete de Cochon dish, and our Amagro Caribe cocktail.

Drinking for breakfast – just our style!

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Mercenary Brewing Launch

November 14, 2014

Longman & Eagle is proud to welcome one of Chicago’s newest craft brewers to our neighborhood, Mercenary Brewing. Operating right around the corner, you’d be hard pressed to find a more “local” brewery to L&E than this one. Founded by some friends with a passion for homebrewing, Mercenary is working to bring balanced, straightforward beers to the Chicago market.

In order to celebrate their arrival, We will be tapping both of their current offerings on Wednesday, November 19th. We will feature Charlatan, their impressively balanced pale ale, along with Fat Pug, a dark, roasty, milk stout. Both beers are aggressively approachable, if that is such a thing – extremely balanced and drinkable but with a nuanced complexity that would please even the pickiest beer nerds out there. Please join us on Wednesday in welcoming Mercenary to the neighborhood.




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Michelin, Again!

November 13, 2014

We are once again so very humbled to receive ‘star’ recognition from the Michelin Guide folks, as a part of their 2015 Chicago Guide.

To think we’d even be open for (nearly) five years now is as much a surprise as anything, but receiving our fifth star in as many years is gratifying.

It serves as a testament to our staff – back of house, bartenders, front of house, kitchen, management, everyone! – and its pleasing to see all those many hours of hard (hard) work get the sort of recognition we feel our staff deserves.

Congratulations to everyone on the Longman staff, and to the many others in Chicago recognized (across categories) by Michelin – we’re all so very pleased to be a part of a culinary landscape that is so creative, inclusive and vibrant.

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Family Style Thanksgiving at L&E

November 4, 2014

Turkey is back!!!!
Thursday November 27
Now with 4 seatings… Choose one!
12:30 / 2:30 / 4:30 / 6:30

Menu includes:
Roasted Heritage Turkey
Green Bean Casserole
Piggy Brussel Sprouts
Bourbon and Orange Cranberry Sauce
Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Chanterelle Mushrooms, and Tarragon
Chestnut Foie Gras Stuffing
Pommes Roebochun
Dinner Rolls
Sweet Potato Pie

Tickets are $65 per person {Not including tax & gratuity}
kids 3-9 $20 / Age 3-under are free
Contact to reserve a table.
Vegetarian options will be available. Please specify upon reserving.
Cancellations must be received 48hrs prior to Thursday, November 27th

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Off Color Biére de Gaurd Dog Launch

November 4, 2014

We are excited to be able to offer the newest beer from our friends of at Off Color, beginning on Wednesday, November 5th.

Biére de Gaurd Dog is what results when Oktoberfest meets Saison. Packed with Vienna, Munich and Pils malts for a big, rich body balanced by the spiciness of the Streisselspalt hops and French saison yeast. It’s like the spicy fall brother of Apex Predator. We’ll be tapping the first keg at 6pm on Wednesday.

And we’re not finished there! We will also have a firkin of Apex Predator dry-hopped with Cascade hopes for a more classic American hop aroma, with huge notes of citrus and orange peel. Supply will be extremely limited, so get it while you can.

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Public – Supply at L&E

November 4, 2014

Longman & Eagle partner Cody Hudson has contributed artwork to a new limited edition notebook for Public – Supply.

Public – Supply is a design-conscious product maker operating with the “belief that every student has the right to an arts education.” They make distinctive, high-quality products, the profits from which are then donated to public schools and public school teachers, helping them get the resources they need “to help their students grow through creative work.”

In this case, their collaborative notebook effort gives 100% of profits from the sale towards supporting creative work in Chicago’s public schools, and Cody will personally select the Chicago classrooms that receive funding.

The notebooks are now available for purchase by overnight guests in our rooms at Longman.  They can also be purchased a few doors down at our neighbor Meyvn, and then you can track the funding proceeds here as well as find classrooms to donate to here.

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October 15, 2014

Last week, The Great American Beer Fest was the place to be. Anyone who’s part of the Chicago restaurant or beverage industry was pumped on the trip, or insanely jealous of those making it. Longman & Eagle Executive Chef and Partner Jared Wentworth was lucky enough to be there. Check out his first- hand account below:

“Every year, the city of Denver hosts the Great American Beer Festival. This event welcomes a mind-boggling amount of craft brewers making some of the best beers in the country…and in the world. Every person walking through this event comes in with the expectation of finding something amazing they have never tried.

I had the opportunity to be paired with the talented Jared Rouben, brewmaster and founder of Moody Tongue brewery. We were representing our neighborhood, Pilsen (where my restaurant, Dusek’s, calls home), as well as our love for pairing beer and food. In my humble opinion Jared makes some of the most interesting beers I have ever tasted. From his white truffle pilsner to a Belgian brewed with the Midwestern fruit Paw Paw, he brings a chef’s mentality and palette to all the beers he crafts.

Our pairings were a lemon saison and a blackberry infused ale. I went with a crudo of bay scallop, lemon gelle, and green tea tapioca to go with the saison. It highlighted the bright lemon flavors of the beer and added some sweet, creamy notes to play against the acidity of this remarkable saison. On the second pairing I went with a Moroccan spiced pork sparerib. I sous-vide the sparerib and paired with collard greens, grits, and pickled blackberry. This was a natural pairing that worked wonderfully with the clean flavors of Jared’s beer and his sense of balance in the beers.

Denver was a blast. We were shown all the love in the world from wonderful breweries, great restaurants, patient hotel workers, and tater tot street vendors. If you love beer you should make the pilgrimage next year. It’s a great time in an amazing city. Stay mile high.”

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2014 Pumpkin Carving

October 9, 2014

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