Evil Twin Brewing x Sunday Donut Shop

May 22, 2014

We were fortunate enough to secure a (one!) keg of Evil Twin’s coveted Imperial Doughnut Break beer, which we’ll be tapping this coming Sunday morning, in conjunction with our weekly Sunday Donut Shop pop up.

The beer is an Imperial Porter, topped off with an “insane amounts of doughnuts.” We’ll be offering it by the glass for $8, and will also have cans of Evil Twin’s Bikini Beer and Hipster Ale at $4 and $6 respectively.

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Local Brewery Spotlight: Penrose

May 22, 2014

When Eric Hobbs (Founder, Penrose Brewing) was working for Goose Island Beer Company, he had a brewer back out on a beer dinner. That’s where Tom Korder (Brewmaster, Penrose Brewing) comes in. Korder, then a young brewer for Goose, walked in the door ready to work.

“I was nervous, because he looked like a young kid who was barely old enough to drink,” Hobbs said. “Sure as hell, man, the dude delivered.”

That’s when Hobbs knew he had found his business partner. Penrose began selling their Belgian-inspired ales to a small client base this past March. Located in Geneva, IL, they work out a 14,000 square foot facility, which includes a 2,000 square foot taproom. Their two lead beers, a Belgian Single called Proto Gradus and a Belgian Pale called P-2, have been accepted with open arms (or mouths, you could say).

Longman & Eagle was one of the first restaurants to serve Penrose beer, on tap. Currently featuring Proto Gradus on our draft list, we’ve become big supporters of their food-centric beers.

Recently L&E Bar Manager Phil Olson sat down with Eric Hobbs to chat about the past, present, and future of Penrose. You can read the whole conversation below…

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Sunday Donut Shop

May 21, 2014

Our ‘Sunday Donut Shop’ pop-up is still in full effect. Created by Longman & Eagle sous chef Vincent Knittel in collaboration with L&E pastry chef Jeremy Brutzkus, the SDS @ OSB opens every Sunday, rain or shine, at 9am and will featuring a changing weekly selection focusing on classics, as well as seasonal inspired varieties, while supplies last. The donuts, as well as Rare Tea Cellar Tea and Dark Matter Coffee, are available for eating in or to go. Stop in this Sunday and enjoy a donut on the OSB patio.

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Small Room Collective at L&E

May 15, 2014

Longman & Eagle is pleased to welcome Small Room Collective on Friday, May 16th.

Small Room is a “mobile mercantile & gallery space” built in a reconstructed 1963 Airstream, one “affectionately known as Bob Mapplethorpe.”  The trailer features apparel, art, small goods, vinyl and more from “independent makers and shakers”, items gathered on travels across the US.

The Collective will be parked at Longman from Friday, May 16th through Sunday, May 18th.  There will be a welcoming reception at 5pm on Friday, featuring complimentary refreshments, or we welcome you to stop by at any point!

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Logan Square Redesign

May 9, 2014

Conceptual, design and image details for the Logan Square Bicentennial Improvement Project proposal have been released, and the redesign for the areas surrounding Logan Square (and Longman & Eagle) is compelling.

Putting the local community first, the design emphasizes bicycle and pedestrian safety through the use of ‘car-free zones’, promotes sustainable storm water management (something those of us businesses that have flooded over the years can appreciate!), all created based upon MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning’s placemaking’ concepts and initiatives for community building in public spaces within larger urban developmental constructs.

You can review the proposal here, and then you can petition for its realization and show your support for the plan here.

Take a look!

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Nice one Matt!

May 1, 2014

photo: Clayton Hauck

Longman & Eagle is pleased to announce that Matthew Kerney has been appointed Chef de Cuisine.

A native of Plainfield, Kerney began working at restaurants as a busboy, quickly working his way into the kitchen.  In Chicago, he got his start at Ambria, then spent two years at Schwa, and took a Sous and eventual Executive Chef position at the Hubbard Inn thereafter.

Kerney joined the Longman team in August of 2013, brought in as our Executive Sous Chef.  Executive Chef and partner Jared Wentworth, impressed, has now elevated him to the Chef de Cuisine position.

Kerney is a great fit for Longman and has had immediate impact – the dishes he has brought to the menu are already among our most popular.  His ‘Fried Chicken Roulade’, for example, has been a huge hit with guests both old and new.

We’re all very excited to have him aboard, and are very much looking forward to his continued accomplishments and success.

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Food & Wine

April 30, 2014

Food & Wine just released a new Drink This Now column, a piece titled ’11 Single-Spirit Bars You Need To Try Right Now’, and we were pleased to find Longman & Eagle on the list.  You can review the entire list at their site.

Thanks to writer Kate Krader for the inclusion!

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Hide & Seek 2014

April 24, 2014

Longman & Eagle is celebrating WhiskeyFest Chicago with a special off-site event, Hide & Seek 2014, in partnership with Stoller Wholesale.

The event, taking place at the Land and Sea Dept. studio, brings chef Jared Wentworth together with a fantastic group of distillers and producers of whiskey, for an evening of conversation, food, whiskey and more.

Representatives of Balcones, Brenne French Single Malt, Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Duncan Taylor and Willett will be on hand to discuss and taste their various processes and products, set within the context of a seated diner with a menu created by Longman & Eagle executive chef Jared Wentworth.  Menu items include:


selection of charcuterie and house made pates

charred romaine panzanella, pickled vegetables, red wine vinaigrette, microplanned parmesan

ragout of beef cheek and black pepper cavatelli, wild mushrooms, fermented sprouts

roast leg of lamb bragiole, flageolets, fig relish, black olive truffle jus

dessert course (to be determined)


Tickets for the event are one hundred dollars, are (extremely) limited and are available here.


Friday, April 25th

Longman & Eagle & Stoller Wholesale present:

2014 Annual ‘Hide & Seek’ Whisky Dinner

@ Land and Sea Dept.

3124 W Carroll

Chicago, IL

6:30pm – 10pm

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Whiskey Week 2014

April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 23: Featured Woodford cocktails all day! Also, join us for a Woodford sampling in our OSB at 7pm.

Thursday, April 24: Join us for a Signatory Scotch sampling in our OSB from 7-9pm.

Friday, April 25: Hide & Seek Whiskey dinner at Land and Sea Dept. This ticketed event features various craft distilleries and brokers, including Balcones, Brenne, & Signatory. Tickets available HERE.

Monday, April 28: Starting at 7pm we’ll have Heaven Hill Bourbon whiskey trivial with whiskey professor Bernie Lubbers. Afterwards, at 10pm,Stay Bonded


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Monster Children #42

March 28, 2014

Monster Children #42 has hit the stands and the rooms upstairs! Leo Fitzpatrick, Jake Bugg, Daryl Angel, Austyn Gillette, and the ghost of Patrick Leigh Fermor are in this issue. Spend a night upstairs and enjoy reading one of our favorite publications.

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