What we're about

Let's get together for food, fun and meeting new friends!

As a Chicago native I love exploring local dining options for brunch, lunch and dinner. Working from home several days per week, some events will be week day lunches or coffee with a one-hour time span and easy to go places with counter service.

The main area focus will be Andersonville, Ravenswood, Rogers Park, Uptown and Lincoln Square.

This is a welcoming group for any living in the area(s) and those that do not. Feedback is encouraged. Looking forward to meeting new friends.

Cheryl

Please update your RSVP and WAIT LIST status 48 hours in advance of the event.

Upcoming events (5+)

Lunch! Bang Bang Pie Ravenswood Location

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits Ravenswood

Let's meet for lunch at Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits in Ravenswood. *** Counter Service *** The manager (Trevor) will set aside 10 spaces for the group. Homemade pies and biscuits are the name of the game at Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits. The food here is not only beautiful to look at, but delicious. Pie selections change with the seasons, but there are always a few popular regulars on the menu, like Key Lime and Cookies 'N Cream. Just as exciting as the pies are the biscuits. You can get an entire meal here which or just a slice of pie and coffee and hang out. Indoor seating is limited, but if you go on a nice weather day, there will be plenty of outdoor seating on picnic benches in their grassy patio area. http://www.bangbangpie.com/eat Life happens! If unable to make the lunch, please cancel 24 hours in advance.

Dinner! Baobab BBQ

Baobab BBQ

Let's meet for dinner at Baobab BBQ. *** Counter Service *** We take everything we love about BBQ from all over the country, add a twist of flavor from our native South Africa, and put that into the smoker. Using the finest ingredients, what emerges is BBQ at the pinnacle of flavor, that offers something for everyone. The Baobab is South Africa’s iconic “tree of life,” providing sustenance to families and whole communities for thousands of years. We pride ourselves in serving our neighbors and community. https://www.baobabbbq.com/ Foster Ave and side street parking is free and readily available. Please do read the parking signs. Don't drive? The Foster Bus (92) can get you to the door. Life happens! Please cancel 24 hours in advance. Thank you!

Dinner! Kopi Cafe Chicago

Kopi Cafe

Let's meet for dinner at Kopi Cafe Chicago. *** Separate checks have been confirmed by this venue *** Unusual Andersonville cafe with world-traveler decor, including clocks displaying the time in Nepal and Jakarta and Balinese masks and puppets hanging overhead. You can sit at one of the hand-painted tables or plop down shoeless on the pillow-covered platform at the front of the room. The menu offers the usual cafe drinks and a mostly vegetarian assortment of sandwiches, salads, and snacks. A small boutique in the rear sells Asian-inspired clothing and crafts, and the cafe is now offering wine, beer, and spirits. https://www.kopicafechicago.com/menu-1 Side street parking is free and readily available. Metered parking on Clark. Please do read the parking signs if on a side street. Don't drive? The Clark Bus (22) can get you to the door. Life happens! If unable to make the dinner, please cancel 24 hours in advance.

Glogg! Simon's Tavern

Simon's Tavern

Let's meet for Glogg at Simon's Tavern. *** Cash Only - Simon's does not take credit cards *** You are probably asking yourself what is Glogg and why should I try it. Good question, and here is the answer. Glogg is hugely popular in Nordic cultures, namely Swedish, and is a hot spiced wine usually served over the holidays. Consisting of red wine, sugar, spices (including clover, ginger, cinnamon and orange,) sometimes mixed with vodka, aquavit, and/or brandy, and served with raisins, blanched almonds, and/or a ginger cookie it is a tasty treat during those colder months. No two family recipes are the same and every family's recipe is a closely guarded secret with Simon's recipe being no different (believe me we tried multiple times to get current owner Scott to reveal his recipe but to no avail.) The Glogg at Simon's is outstanding with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and a kick at the finish reminding us that it features a little more than just wine. So why make the trek to try Simon's? To enjoy the Glogg of course and to drink in one of Chicago's most historic bars. Life happens! If unable to make the Glogg, please cancel 24 hours in advance.

Past events (2)

Cocktails! Joie De Vine

Joie De Vine

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