Tallying up the Number of Trick or Treaters in Edgewater Glen

That may have been the best one yet. The first reports coming in this morning have it at over 1500+ kids. Did you (or anyone on your block) get a count of how many trick or treaters came last night? We would love to hear about it!

If we get any official numbers we’ll post them here this evening.

Vote in The Edgewater Glen Halloween House Decorating Photo Contest

Well folks, we got some great entries from Glenlake and Hood this year.

We’ve got Vengeance Cove, Graveyard of the Evil Clown, Hood Werewolf, The Wizzard of Oz House, Welcome to the Mothership, Dollhouse Manor & Go Cubs Go!

Scroll down to check them out and vote for your favorite one. You can check back to see the results of the poll at any time.

Have a great time with the kids tonight. Happy Halloween!

Vengeance Cove

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Graveyard of the Evil Clown

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Hood Werewolf

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The Wizzard of Oz

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Welcome to the Mothership

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Dollhouse Manor

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Go Cubs Go!

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Final Submissions for The Edgewater Glen Halloween Photo Contest

Did you get any good shots of your decorations this year?

Feel free to send in a few photos to edgeglendaily@gmail.com and we will post them in a gallery for the neighbors to check out tomorrow.

Have fun handing out candy to the 10 million kids tomorrow.

Happy Halloween!

Photos: Cozy Corner Restaurant & Pancake House Set To Open in The Neighborhood

We know Broadway gets all the attention these days but Clark Street north of Andersonville is starting to perk up. In addition to neighborhood brunch favorites like Sauce & Bread and Alexander’s Restaurant, it looks like we will have a new pancake joint any day now.

Our neighbor Frank just sent in these inside photos of the front entrance of Cozy Corner Restaurant & Pancake House which will be opening across the street from Sauce & Bread, Pressure Billiards & The Norse Bar.

Assuming it will be pretty similar, you can check out the menu for their Logan Square location here.

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INCOME TAX: A New Neighborhood Bar and Restaurant Coming to Edgewater late November

The Edgewater community will soon have a new gathering spot as INCOME TAX prepares to open its doors to an intimate, 50-seat bar and restaurant this November. Owner Nelson Fitch, General Manager Collin Moody and Executive Chef Ryan Henderson (Alder, Empellon Cocina, Momofuku, Maple & Ash) not only bring a fresh perspective to the hospitality industry, but a collective reverence for the North Side neighborhood. Income Tax aims to share their personal discoveries and latest obsessions, encouraging guests to seek a quiet corner or gather round a spirited table filled with interesting wines, great cocktails and delicious plates of food.

The idea for Income Tax, whose name references both the desire to organically blend in with neighborhood storefronts, as well as a classic cocktail in the martini family, arose when Fitch was working at nearby Independent Spirits, a local shop known for its selection of wines and small batch spirits. Inspired by the outpouring of support from Edgewater residents, Fitch leapt on the opportunity to sign a lease for a newly available space just down the street on 5959 North Broadway. “A lot of what you will see at Income Tax was inspired by Edgewater” explains Fitch, himself a former resident of the neighborhood.

With Moody and Henderson on board—Moody an established manager with operations experience from Intelligentsia, and Henderson a chef who most recently worked closely alongside Danny Grant, Alex Stupak and Wylie Dufrense— the concept will present an emphasis on food-friendly wine and wine-friendly food. “One of the core ideas is that wine belongs on the table,” says Moody. “It sounds really simple, but there’s a lot of wine that does not go well with food; wine that’s designed to be tasted, not drank.” In addition, Income Tax presents a unique wine sharing program, which allows guests to open any of the bottles on the list to enjoy just a couple of glasses. The remaining wine will be shared throughout the restaurant, further encouraging the idea of discovery. Altogether, the offerings form a symbiotic relationship rooted in the types of things the three guys love to eat and drink themselves. Guests can expect handpicked wines, representing of a variety of old-world regions and producers with an agricultural mindset. The concise cocktail list will highlight a unique collection of brandy, sherry, absinthe and fruit-based spirits.

Henderson’s food menu will feature interpretations of classic dishes from Spain, France, Italy and Germany, all a perfect complement to the regions featured by the restaurant’s wine program. The menu will be flexible, serving those looking for a quick bite to eat after their commute, a full meal, or a few plates to share. Prepared with local ingredients and close attention to flattering the wine, plates include coq au vin, pasta chitarra and black forest duck.

Income Tax is due to open in late November or early December. For more information, you can check incometaxbar.com.

Photo:

Courtesy: Cory Dewald
Left: Ryan Henderson, Executive Chef, Middle: Nelson Fitch, Owner, Right: Collin Moody, General Manager.

Around the Hood: Betrayal Opens at The Raven in Edgewater Glen This Week

The production will be directed by Lauren Shouse, formerly an artistic associate at Nashville Rep where she directed Rapture, Blister, Burn; Superior Donuts; and A Christmas Story. Shouse holds an MFA in directing from Northwestern University, where she has directed In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play and Eurydice. As an assistant director, she has worked with Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, and Northlight Theatre, and is currently literary manager at Northlight Theatre.

The Pinter classic concerns the nine-year affair between Emma, the wife of a London book publisher, and Jerry – a successful, married literary agent who is her husband’s best friend. The cast includes Abigail Boucher (Emma), Keith Neagle (Robert), Sam Guinan-Nyhart (Jerry), and in a cameo role as the waiter, Richard Cotovsky, founder and Artistic Director of Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company.

Boucher, an emeritus member of the Strawdog Theatre Company, has recently won praise for Raven’s A Loss of Roses and Profiles Theatre’s The Cryptogram. Neagle, who will play Boucher’s stage husband Robert, has been busy in several high profile productions of the past year, including You Can’t Take It with You (Northlight) and Richard III (The Gift). Sam Guinan-Nyhart, playing the friend with whom Boucher’s Emma has the affair, last appeared in Griffin Theatre’s acclaimed Pocatello, Cor Theatre’s Love and Human Remains and Strawdog’s The Sweeter Option.

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While Betrayal is a well-known play and one of Pinter’s most accessible works, it has not received a major production in Chicago since Steppenwolf’s staging directed by Rick Snyder nearly 10 years ago. Shouse says she was attracted to the project for reasons beyond her love of the text. “I think there’s a unique and almost unprecedented opportunity to tell this story from a woman’s perspective,” Shouse explains. “Betrayal’s major productions have, to my knowledge, mostly been directed by men – from its world premiere in London and Broadway premiere both directed by Peter Hall, the Broadway revivals directed by David Leveaux and Mike Nichols and even the film version directed by David Jones. I think this is surprising given that Emma, the sole woman in the piece, is the character who grows the most and has the most to lose. Together with my mostly-female design team, we’re anxious to tell the story from Emma’s point of view. Additionally, the intimacy of Raven’s West Stage will add an extra dimension as well, giving the audience a sensation of eavesdropping on the characters and even being present in the room where secrets are both kept and revealed.”

Shouse’s design team includes Lauren Nigri (scenic design), Becca Jeffords (lighting design), Stephanie Cluggish (costume design), Kevin O’Donnell (sound design), Clara Wendland and Mary O’Dowd (properties design), and Eileen Rozycki (scenic artist). The production team also includes Shannon Golden (stage manager), AJ Roy (assistant director), Leni Morales (assistant stage manager), Diane D. Fairchild and Marissa Geocaris (master electricians) and Aram Monisoff (dialect coach).

A thoughtful, rich play about a common theme of human existence – the difficulty in maintaining honest relationships with those close to us – Betrayal is known for its unique structure, telling the story backwards in time, with the play beginning at the end of the affair and ending as the affair is about to begin. Betrayal has been produced three times on Broadway. Its most recent revival was in 2013-14 and was the last Broadway play directed by Mike Nichols. The 1983 film version starred Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley and Patricia Hodge.

You can buy tickets here

The 2016 Edgewater Glen Halloween House Decorating Contest is in Full Swing

Well folks, we are in the final stretch here. The neighborhood is looking great!

Send in photos (or videos) of your Halloween creations by next Sunday. We will post a gallery of everyone’s masterpieces Halloween morning with an online poll for the neighbors to select a winner.

You can email photos to: edgeglendaily@gmail.com

We are also hoping to get accurate numbers for how many kids we get on Norwood, Glenlake, Hood & Granville this year. If you would like to help out with getting official tallies from around the neighborhood, there is still time to order your tally counter here. 🙂

Happy Halloween!

From the Neighbors: View Plans For The Bike Lane Taking Shape on Glenwood

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Our neighbor Frank just sent in this photo of the intersection of Glenwood & Ridge. It looks like the work on the bike lane may be starting. Thanks for sending this in Frank!

“The contra-flow bike lane on Glenwood going forward. Harry announced in public meetings this week that it will be installed this fall, pending good weather. The picture shows progress on the pedestrian island on Glenwood and Ridge that will be installed as part of it.” Frank (Edgewater Glen Neighbor)

Watch: Footage From Last Night’s Full Moon Fire Jam Session

Looks like folks got some decent footage from last night’s Full Moon Fire Jam over at the beach. It was the last one of the season but you can check back in May to see next year’s schedule.

“The Full Moon Jams’ unite performing artists and spectators through a love and appreciation of fire art. Encompassing myriad performance styles and tools, fire dancers from the greater Chicago area and Great Lakes share their creative gifts by the shore of Lake Michigan, set to the percussive beats of local musicians, in this unique and free to the public monthly event taking place through Spring and into Fall.

The Chicago Full Moon Jams began in 2004 with a group of friends coming together to celebrate a simple birthday. Since then, it has grown into a monthly celebration, bringing together a diverse community of performers, musicians and spectators. Once the sun sets, dozens of fire dancers perform to music provided by local percussionists, using performance tools such as poi (a set of chains with weighted ends), staff, hula hoops and fans. Fire spinners include everyone from hobbyists to professional performance artists.”  …more about Chicago Full Moon Fire Jams