Monday night foodball at the Kedzie Inn (4100 N. Kedzie) tonight highlights the skills of Chef Jake Schneider as he offers a menu from Schneider Provisions, his “old world delicatessen, with a modern purpose” pop-up. Schneider will bake favorite hot sandwiches — turkey on rye, corned beef and mustard, and more — using bread from North Shore Kosher Bakery, and add his own family flair with dishes like his Grandma Eunice’s Soaked Brisket in Italian beef jus. Check Reader preview from senior writer Mike Sula for more pre-order information; Walk-in service will be available starting at 5 p.m.
If you’re looking to start the week off with music, here are three free or low-cost options for tonight. At 8 p.m., the Chicago Civic Orchestra presents Portraits in Harmony, a program featuring works by Jamaican-born British composer Eleanor Alberga alongside compositions by Strauss and Brahms. Principal conductor Ken-David Masur conducts the Symphony Center Orchestra (220 S. Michigan); the event is free (but a $5 fee applies for ticketing services). Free jazz ensemble Extraordinary Popular Delusions continues its free Monday night residency at beat the kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), admission is restricted to persons 21 and older. And “psychedelic-tinged rock” band 8-Bit Creeps visits the Empty bottle tonight (1035 N. Western) for the venue’s Free Monday series; The Bridgeport Killer Drones group joins them at 8:30 p.m. (21 and over, masks are strongly recommended for participants).
Ask for your charcuterie at Schneider Provisions at the next Monday Night Foodball
Jake Schneider’s life path was derailed by Shabbat. In college, he majored in economics and planned to become a businessman, but after he started cooking Friday Sabbath dinner for his college organization Hillel, he realized his place was in the kitchen. During breaks, he returned to Chicago and knocked on restaurant doors, offering…
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