Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: food, luxury living, restaurants, Rogers Park, Sauce and Bread Kitchen, The Morgan at Loyola Station
Hidden in plain sight like the speakeasies of old, the Sauce and Bread Kitchen on the outskirts of Rogers Park is an icon of the organic and sustainable restaurant movement in Chicago. The Sauce and Bread Kitchen is the sum of all its parts, as it is the marriage of two local businesses Co-op sauce and Crumb Chicago, local efforts that specializes in sauces and baked goods respectively. Co-op Sauce is the brainchild of Mike Bancroft, who started the nonprofit organization Co-op image as a means for Chicago youths to experience the arts. The problem of financially sustaining the organization became an issue to which Bancroft began bottling and selling the hot sauce he made. What originally began as a means to fund the organization became, in Bancroft’s own words “bigger than we could control.” Bancroft’s flavorful sauces include but are not limited to hot sauce, BBQ sauce, salsa, and pasta sauces. His sauces became so widely successful not only did they manage to (continue to) fund Co-op image, but it put spotlighted Bancroft’s ability as a saucier. Bancroft’s business partner and girlfriend Anne Kostroski is a respectable franchise owner in her own right, having started Crumb, an organic bakery of which she is a baker and owner. Together they opened the Sauce and Bread Kitchen named after the proprietor’s two specialty products. Absolutely all of Sauce and Bread Kitchen’s ingredients are organic and come from local farmers all over the Midwest. According to Bancroft they try and stay “as local as can be” with some ingredients coming from South Dakota as “Illinois can’t grow as organically as they (South Dakota) can.” Everything from the grains in the bread, the tomatoes in the sauce and the meat come from organically sustainable farms.
The restaurant itself is nestled in a building off Clark Street, in-between Devon and Highland. Upon entry you are greeted with an aromatic wave of baked goods and spices. The restaurant has a very welcoming aura, it’s as if you’ve managed to walk into a relatives apartment and they’re about to make you a home cooked meal. A colorful blackboard presents the week’s menu to your right, and just before you is an assortment of baked goodies. To your left is a plethora of glass jars housing the different varieties of signature sauces (you can even sample some of them!) Behind the counter is a map of the Midwest that details each of the farms from which the restaurants ingredients derive. The restaurant is still just one gear of a larger machine, and for that reason the restaurant is only open on weekends from Thursday to Sunday. The restaurant specializes in breakfast and lunch food with the menu dipping into late afternoon lunch/early dinner features, the restaurant is also vegetarian friendly. The restaurants most popular item is “by and far” the Apple wood-smoked turkey sandwiches. The size of the restaurant is small-to-medium as Bancroft is trying to “get a feel for the area” and not bite off more than the business can chew when it comes to venue space. In addition to their kitchen being “in the other room” is also the “production facility” where the sauces and other products are made.
The Sauce and Bread Kitchen sets a fantastic standard for organic and sustainable restaurants. They use two staple products as a springboard to culinary perfection as simplicity is key with Sauce and Bread Kitchen. Sauce and Bread Kitchen is quickly becoming a neighborhood institution. Stop in, have some food and make conversation, you might even be so fortunate to be invited to their exclusive monthly Stew Supper Club. The Sauce and Bread Kitchen is located on 6338 N. Clark St, Chicago IL 60660 and is open from 8am to 8pm Thursday through Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Words and pictures by Max O’Kane
Filed under: Life at The Morgan, Neighborhood Guide | Tags: Dak, Edgewater, Korean Chicken Wings, restaurants, Rogers Park, The Morgan at Loyola Station
Dak, the Korean word for “chicken,” is the namesake of the new restaurant concept located at 1104 W Granville Avenue, just a few blocks from the Morgan. The restaurant is located very close to the remodeled Granville red line stop. Dak serves up a number of authentic Korean dishes, but specializes in Korean chicken wings. The sauce that accompanies the wings is sweet, but with a spicy kick. Instead of celery, the wings are paired with a pickled radish called moo. The rest of the menu contains such options as rice bowls with spicy chicken, pork and steak.
Filed under: Green Living, Life at The Morgan, Neighborhood Guide, Outreach | Tags: delicious food, dinner crawl, ethnic cuisine, food, lobby, restaurants, Rogers Park, Rogers Park Business Alliance, RogersEdge, Taste of RogersEdge, The Morgan, The Morgan at Loyola Station, trolley
What could be better than eating delicious food while supporting local businesses?
Trolley rides, savory multi-ethnic cuisine, and sweet treats for the whole family will make this year’s Taste of RogersEdge, an unforgettable smash. Starting in The Morgan at Loyola Station lobby, “crawlers” will sample delicious food and then hop aboard an authentic Chicago Trolley that will escort them to over 20 restaurants on the crawl!
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
Filed under: Life at The Morgan | Tags: food, food truck, meatloaf, Meatloaf A-Go-Go, Meatloaf Bakery, restaurants, Rogers Park, The Morgan, The Morgan at Loyola Station
Meatloaf-A-Go-Go is coming our way again this evening, Thursday, August 23rd from 5:30-7:30 pm with hot meatloaf cupcakes, sandwiches and yummy desserts all ranging from $8-10. Come out front and warm your tummies with delicious food!
Filed under: Life at The Morgan, Neighborhood Guide | Tags: beautiful summer, cool treat, food, frozen yogurt, milk chocolate, Red Mango, restaurants, Rogers Park, summer day, tasty, The Morgan, The Morgan at Loyola Station, toppings
Looking for a cool treat on this beautiful summer day? Red Mango is right beneath The Morgan at Loyola Station. Today’s featured flavors are Pomegranate, Madagascar Vanilla, Original, Lemonade, Classic Milk Chocolate, and Cake Batter. There are loads of toppings to choose from as well.- everything from fresh fruit to mochi to cereal toppings. Remember, Red Mango offers free delivery to Morgan residents as well!
Filed under: Green Living, Life at The Morgan | Tags: food, freezing, herb garden, herbs, luxury apartments, plants, restaurants, Rogers Park, saving food, savor summer, The Morgan, The Morgan at Loyola Station, travel
Looking for a way to savor the summer growing season of The Morgan herb garden? A recent blog post from Apartment Therapy, shares a way to save summer herbs by freezing them in olive oil using ice trays. These small blocks of infused olive oil and herbs make great addition to fall stews and sauces. Take a look at step by step directions and more details here: http://bit.ly/OXQyIM
Filed under: Neighborhood Guide | Tags: apartment homes, Edge Fest, Edgewater, food, luxury apartments, luxury living, nearby restaurants, restaurants, Rogers Park, street festival, The Morgan, The Morgan at Loyola Station, thorndale
This coming weekend marks the first ever Edgewater Edge Fest street festival . The festival will run from 12pm Saturday, August 4th to 9pm on Sunday, August 5th on Broadway Avenue from Thorndale south to Ardmore. Live music will be performed and, of course, food and drinks will be served. EdgeFest will feature a bacon theme featuring delicious bacon offerings from nearby restaurants including Chris and Gary’s and The Dumpling House and Genoa.
Filed under: Life at The Morgan | Tags: Chicago, food, food truck, Food trucks, Life at The Morgan, Meatloaf A-Go-Go, restaurants, Rogers Park, sweet desserts, the meatloaf bakery, The Morgan, The Morgan at Loyola
Tomorrow, Tuesday July 24th, we will host the Meatloaf A-Go-Go Food Truck. The truck offers hot meatloaf cupcakes, sandwiches, and sweet desserts ranging between $8 and $10 dollars. The truck will be conveniently located right at your front door from 5:30pm – 7:30 pm. To take a look at the menu, check out the website: http://www.themeatloafbakery.com/meatloaf-a-go-go/menu-go-go/
Filed under: Life at The Morgan | Tags: blue cheese, caramelized onions, Chicago, cotija, food, Food trucks, goat cheese, Life at The Morgan, lunch, mac and cheese, pepper jack, restaurants, Rogers Park, sun dried tomato, The Morgan, The Southern, The Southern Mac and Cheese Truck
Below you will find the menu for the Southern Mac and Cheese Truck. It will be in front of The Morgan at around 11:30am!
Sun-dried tomato/caramelized onions/smoked gouda
Good old fashioned
Mexican chorizo/pepper jack/cotija
Pulled chicken/buffalo sauce/blue cheese
Filed under: Life at The Morgan | Tags: Chicago, dining, food, Food trucks, Life at The Morgan, Loyola University, mac and cheese, mac truck, restaurants, Rogers Park, The Morgan, The Southern Mac and Cheese Truck
The Southern Mac and Cheese Truck will return to The Morgan tomorrow for a Mac and Cheese lunch! The truck will be here from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Check back in the morning for the truck’s menu.