Archive for September, 2014

Eater Chicago: Cemitas Puebla

September 19th, 2014

By Daniel Gerzina / Photos Marc Much

After drawing numerous accolades for its traditional poblano sandwiches in an unassuming taqueria in Humboldt Park, Cemitas Puebla will officially join the big boys tomorrow when its second location opens on Fulton Market. It serves the exact same menu as the original but the comparisons to the new spot end there.

While proprietor Tony Anteliz and team are still putting the finishing touches on the space, the unique design should fit right into to one of the hottest dining districts in Chicago while simultaneously paying homage to the restaurant’s roots. Dia de los muertes skulls (more will be added before tomorrow) adorn a wooden wall on one side of the narrow space, opposite a hand-painted mural of the logo and an ode to the “spirit of Puebla.”…

Archives | Posted by Carolyn Skaggs

Chicago Magazine: Wicker Park Gets a Radical Rental Option in This Converted Church

September 18th, 2014

By Ian Spula / Photo Ian Spula

The 1879 structure at Damen and Evergreen Avenues was built for a Methodist congregation, but is now concerned with the affluent renter; its 11 apartments are some of the flashiest you’ll find anywhere.

Want to rent in a landmarked Church? The only one converted to rentals that I, or the developer, know of in Chicago is a new dazzling fixture in Wicker Park. The 1879 structure, originally a Methodist church, now has 11 high-rent apartments featuring restored cathedral-sized stained glass windows and ceilings climbing to 33 feet in second-floor units…

Archives | Posted by Carolyn Skaggs