It takes more than bricks and mortar to create a vibrant community; it takes great local eateries where residents can gather to enjoy great food, drinks and lively conversation. We promote this philosophy by partnering with food and beverage providers in our Lakeshore East development and beyond.
333 E. Benton Place, #301, Chicago, IL 60601
120 14th Street West, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Don’t be fooled by the name, this eatery is more than breakfast (though it does have an extensive egg-centric menu). Modeled after the homey diners of the ’60s, the menu is full of items designed to give a home-cooked feel. Think chocolate chip pancakes, grilled cheese sandwiches and its signature Eggy’s Burger (two beef patties, cheddar, pastrami, lettuce, tomato, onion, an egg and Eggy’s special sauce on a toasted bun). But it has made national news for its crunchy French toast, which was featured on Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” as a can’t-miss carby dish.
The Drunken Bean
400 E. South Water Street, Chicago IL 60601
The Drunken Bean is a friendly neighborhood coffee and wine bar where the locals can get their morning coffee and breakfast and in the evening it transforms into a bar which can host local events / performing artists.
The concept is for breakfast and lunch to be more counter service to coordinate with the faster pace of a coffee shop vibe. And for dinner to be table service, coordinating with a more intimate feel that utilizes the small space. Essentially, it’s two pretty radically different concepts in the same shop. The wine selections are based on a minimum quantity order to rotate frequently and correlate with the changing plates that are served. During dinner it’s as if we are hosting a dinner party every night at our house and everyone is invited. And since we can’t keep serving the same things, we have to rotate and keep our guests happy.
Gordo’s Tiny Taco Bar
333 E. Benton Place, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60601
Be prepared to enjoy amazing Mexican cuisine in a causal fun atmosphere. Enjoy delicious margaritas while dining on the park at Lakeshore East.