Mash Tun at L&E

March 6, 2014

We’re pleased to have recently restocked our rooms with new issues of some of our favorite periodicals for perusal by our overnight guests lodged upstairs. Check out the new issue of this Chicago based journal about craft beer and the culture that surrounds it – Mash Tun


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Post Family Curates the Comfort Station

March 1, 2014

Our friends over at Post Family have taken over curatorial programming duties of Logan Square’s Comfort Station for the month of March, and – we gotta say – they’ve done a fantastic job.

The month consists of a series of nine happenings – collaborations, discussions, performances and screenings  – “designed to engage and unite the diverse Logan Square community.”  The programs will “facilitate dialogue between residents old and new: families, professionals, artists, patrons, business owners and beyond.”


Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

 Saturday, March 8th – Post Family Opening Party
2:30pm – 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 12th – Kartemquin Films Screening & Discussion
7pm – 10pm

 Thursday, March 13th – Marcus Schmickler
7pm – 10pm

 Sunday, March 16th – Logan Square Photo Safari
2pm – 6pm

 Wednesday, March 19th – YouTube Open Mic Night
7pm – 10pm

 Thursday, March 20th – Plural’s Smartphone Symphony and Deep Sleep Vibration
7pm – 10pm

 Sunday, March 23rd – Bike Day
2pm – 6pm

 Wednesday, March 26th – JoAnn Elam / Logan Square Home Movie Night
7pm – 10pm

 Thursday, March 27th – Third Coast International Audio Festival Sound Screening & Discussion
7pm – 10pm


In addition to their own events, Post Family has partnered with a variety of family friends, one of which, Longman & Eagle, will be hosting a ‘social hour’ following each event.  See you there…



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Joey Garfield

February 28, 2014

This weekend is the last opportunity to view our recent Joey Garfield installation, consisting of two works hung in the Longman ‘snug’.

Garfield is an award winning director and filmmaker; a photographer and visual artist; a documentarian and writer.  His creative process is “simple and natural”, and his art is influenced by “music, attitude and simplicity.”

Garfield was a founding member of the influential artist collective ‘The Barnstormers’, his work has toured in the Beautiful Losers street art exhibition, and he has co-directed and directed documentaries and films such as The Run Up, Breath Control, Style Wars – Revisited and A Love Letter For You.

The work will be up through Sunday, March 2nd.


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Longman & Eagle Releases ‘RAM EAGLE’ Beer

February 27, 2014

It all began with two barrels.

It was mid-January, 2013, and Phil Olson (Bar Manager, Longman and Eagle) was wondering what to do with two empty Willett Bourbon Barrels.

Also in mid-January, 2013, Jared Rouben (Owner/Brewmaster, Moody Tongue Brewing) announced the end of his tenure as Brewmaster of Goose Island Brewpubs.

What transpired from these two separate occurrences is a collaboration beer, Rouben’s last with Goose Island. With help from current Goose Island Brewpub Head Brewer Jacob Sembrano and various L&E staff members (Including Executive Chef and Partner Jared Wentworth), Ram Eagle was born. A barrel-aged Baltic Porter boasting 9% ABV, this beer has turned out to be the source of much pride for all parties involved.

The barrels once held L&E’s now coveted bottles of whiskey, “Longman” and “Eagle.” (We wrote about the interesting circumstances surrounding these barrels in a previous blog post.) The Baltic Porter was a recipe Rouben had groomed to perfection. The union will be launched on tap at L&E on Thursday. March 6th. Complete with Ram Eagle t-shirts (designed by Ryan Duggan) and a dish from our menu specially paired with the beer, this is an experience any beer-centric food lover will thoroughly enjoy.

Don’t just take it from us. We sat down with Phil, Jared, and Jacob to talk about the genius behind Ram Eagle. You can read the full interview below

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Half Acre Tap Takeover – Wed Feb 26th

February 20, 2014

Come in and try some beer from one of our favorite local breweries, Half Acre, located on the city’s north side. Opened in 2006, Half Acre has continued to earn an amazing reputation for well-executed craft beers – not only in Chicago, but throughout the country.

On February 26th, starting at noon, we will be tapping a new Half Acre keg each hour until 10:00pm when all ten taps will be Half Acre Beers. We will get a chance to taste some amazing beers from Half Acre that normally don’t see a lot of exposure outside of their own tap room. We will see some rarities such as Gin Barrel Aged Pony, some of their annual releases like Baumé, along with their familiar favorites. Some of these beers are very limited and once they are gone, they are definitely gone.

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101 Must-Try Tastes

February 15, 2014

In their February issue, CS ran a piece, 101 Must-Try Tastes, a comprehensive survey on the best drink and food offerings in the city.  Longman & Eagle came in on the number seven spot, with our ‘Slow-Roasted Cauliflower with Lentils’ dish, a vegetarian plate that has become one of our most cherished, and has been featured on our menu from the beginning.  It’s often overlooked in favor of meat and seafood-based dishes, so we definitely appreciate the nod!

Thanks, CS!


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Bourbon County Stout Dinner Wednesday, Feb 19th

February 11, 2014

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, February 19th for a special dinner celebrating Goose Island’s lauded Bourbon County beers. We’ve been cellaring and stockpiling our own reserves, and have been working with Goose Island to put together what we feel is a pretty spectacular beer dinner offering:


Lobster Flan with Edamame, Hedgehog Mushroom, Blue Crab

-Paired with Bourbon County Stout


Seared Foie Gras with Compressed Asian pear, Black Trumpet Mushroom, Savory Purée, Saba

- Paired with Backyard Rye BCS


Braised Pork Cheek, Salsify Velouté, Caramelized Onion, Roast Carrot, Smoked Cippolini, Natural Jus

- Paired with Bourbon County Barleywine


Sous vide beef short rib, coffee rub, pomme roubechon, Kim chi Brussels, porcini, red wine sauce

- Paired with Bourbon County Coffee Stout


Dessert Course

- Paired with Proprietor’s BCS


Tickets are extremely limited, at only 28 per seating, with seatings at 6:30pm and 9:00pm. The price (which does not include gratuity or tax) is $85.00 per person. Please contact Sarah Loberg at for reservations.


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February 5, 2014

Longman & Eagle is partnering with Virtue Cider today, for a special event, Cider-Con at L&E.  The cider makers are taking over all ten of our taps, offering a full range of their cider portfolio.  The ciders are available individually on their own, and we’ve worked with them in creating a special pairing menu of recommendations.

The event begins today at five pm, and the ten cider offerings are available until close tonight, one day only.

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February 5, 2014

We have recently finished work on a new mixtape project, an ‘Artists Series’ that features some of our favorite artists, across disciplines, that were kind enough to make mix tapes for us, using music pulled from their own collections.  This inaguaral series features offerings from Jason Lazarus, Joe Meno, Laurent Schroeder-Lebec, Sam Prekop, Sonnenzimmer and Terrance Hannum.

Sonnenzimmer sourced and screen-printed beautiful tape cover packaging, and the tapes were produced and then assembled at the Land and Sea Dept. studios.

The tapes are currently available for use by inn guests, in the rooms upstairs at Longman & Eagle.


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February 4, 2014

We’re offering a special ‘Winter Warmer’ promotion to those of you who follow us closely – book a two night stay upstairs through 03.31.14 and you’ll receive a $25.00 gift certificate for use downstairs. When booking, simply enter 25GIFT to redeem!

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