Later this spring, diners at City Provisions Deli can enjoy eating locally and sustainably while getting some fresh air. Chef/owner Cleetus Friedman is working on getting the permits to add a 16-20 seat patio along Wilson Avenue in front of the deli and hopes to have it up and running by early April, weather pending.
To enhance the outdoor experience, Friedman will create a small menu for cheese and charcuterie platters, add half-bottles and splits of wine and will expand the single-selection beer offerings. It's like having a little BYO picnic right in Ravenswood.
Then later this spring, likely in early May, City Provisions will start offering a full-service brunch every other Sunday. Depending on the popularity, Friedman said he'll possibly increase brunch service to every Sunday.
If you can't wait until spring to get your fix, Friedman is co-hosting a supper club at the deli with the Sunday Dinner Club on March 14. The five-course dinner, which includes pairings from Vinejoy wine company, will run $85 (all inclusive) and there are about six seats left.
And on April 11, City Provisions and Death's Door Spirits will team up for a special cocktail party with multiple courses of finger foods at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Musem. Tickets for that cost $100, but $25 of that benefits the museum. Call 773-293-2489 to reserve a spot for either event.