Tuesday, April 2, 2013

BoHo's Favorite Rogers Park Hangouts

Personal Recommendations From The BoHo Team

BoHo Theatre has been producing theatre at the Heartland Studio for six years now, and the Glenwood Arts district is our home. If you’re going to come visit us at the Heartland (perhaps for our current production, Hauptmann, running through April 21st), consider grabbing a drink, or a bite with friends before or after the show! There’s so much to do in the area, from pre-show dinner to after-show treats and wonderful store-front businesses throughout the neighborhood. We know because we love visiting all these places ourselves! Here’s just some of our favorites.

A Bohemian Experience With BoHo Artistic Director Peter Marston Sullivan

Peter Marston Sullivan

Heartland Café, 7000 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago

One tasty and reliable dining option around Heartland Studio is Heartland Cafe. The menu is full of rustic and hearty food, including a whole bunch of vegetarian and even vegan options. Heartland also has a great bar with a terrific beer list (and daily drink specials!). This charming café also frequently has live music and entertainment.

The décor is truly Bohemian, and if you stop by on a Saturday morning, you can watch them broadcast “LIVE From the Heartland” radio show, a special treat for Rogers Park. We are so proud to partner with the Heartland Café and hope you enjoy your experience there.

Dinner With BoHo Executive Director Kaela Altman

Kaela Altman

Act One Pub in the Mayne Stage, 1330 W Morse Ave, Chicago

I love a good pub, and Act One on Morse is a favorite in Rogers Park. They have a fantastic beer selection, and my personal favorite is their French Onion Soup as well as their Market Chopped salad. The lemon-basil vinaigrette is just heaven, and a fabulous change from some of their heavier fare. If a sandwich is what your palette craves, I recommend any of their burgers or a BBQ Pulled Pork.

It's a fantastic restaurant, and the best part is that it's located a short walk away from BoHo's Heartland Studio. Insider Tip: It's typically very crowded on Fridays and Saturdays, especially when there is a show at the Mayne Stage, but if you go early, you can typically get a table pretty quickly.

We look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood.

Dinner with Company and Board Secretary Mary Kate Robel

Mary Kate Robel

Gruppo di Amici, 1508 W. Jarvis, Chicago

Are you coming from up north and don't mind stopping one station north of the Heartland Studio? Then you’ve got to stop in to Gruppo di Amici! Their crispy wood-fired pizzas are ah-mazing, and their tortellinis will melt in your mouth. I love it there! And it’s all right off the Jarvis stop on the Red Line!

Dog Days With Casting Associate Stephanie Sullivan

Stephanie Sullivan

Rogers Bark Pet Salon, 1447 W. Jarvis Ave, Chicago

On the opposite corner of the street to Gruppo Di Amici (where you’ll find Mary Kate) of the street is a grooming salon called Rogers Bark where the people are extremely nice! I've taken my dogs there several times.

Drinks With Media Director Charles Riffenburg

Charles Riffenburg

The Glenwood Bar, 6962 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago

My favorite place to go for drinks is the Glenwood, one block south of the Heartland Studio on, you guessed it, Glenwood Ave. The staff is friendly, the drinks prices are a steal, the space is open and never cramped, and sometimes the manager orders free pizza for everyone on weekend nights! Drop by after a show and you’ll often find members of BoHo’s cast, crew, and company having a quick drink. We’d love to see you there!

We hope you'll join us up here in Rogers Park, for our current show Hauptmann and our future shows!

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