On this Memorial Day, our thoughts are turned to the incredible sacrifice made by those who have answered that final call—hopefully, from a grateful, thoughtful and prudent nation.
—Grateful to those who have already paid that ultimate price on our behalf; and for those who stand ready and willing, but have yet to pay it.
—Thoughtful about the very need to ask our brothers and sisters, moms and dads or friends and neighbors to make such a monumental sacrifice.
—Prudent in that we must never ask for that sacrifice for anything other than a real-world threat against that grateful nation and for no other reason.
All moms are dangerous when provoked!
All proceeds from the sale of Esperanza School art will go to the continued mission of the school.
Neither a mommy with her cubs nor a mommy with her kids should ever be toyed with. Both are exceedingly dangerous when provoked, especially when protecting their young.
Almost fifty years ago, Guadalupe Reyes, a Chicago mother, searched high and low for appropriate services for her son with disabilities.
She couldn't find what she was looking for.
So… With a clear vision and dream for her own child’s future, she created a place where families like hers could find the academic and developmental services that just weren't available anywhere else.
The Esperanza School is the outcome of her effort: now the educational program for Esperanza Community Services, located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago.
Esperanza School focuses on students with severe disabilities whose special needs and maladaptive behaviors are too significant to be serviced in the public school setting.
Help yourself to some cool art and help some cool kids in the process!
Image by Thomas Lefebvre, from Unsplash.
Every day, we work hard to share with you – our loyal Coast family, along with our new guests – the passion we have for crafting and serving a great tasting and satisfying fare; for providing friendly, attentive service and for exuding that special, one of a kind, 3rd Coast Café ambiance.
Thank you to each member of the Café staff for your hard work, your dedication – for always giving that little extra something that it takes to receive this kind of acknowledgement! That little extra something that makes the Coast, the Coast. You made this happen... again.
Thank you to all who choose to come into our establishment, spend your time and money, then take the time to write a review about your experience.
3rd Coast Café
Our wish for you is a safe and happy holiday season!
Dec 22 - 23 — 7am to 3pm
Dec 24 - 25 — Closed
Dec 26 - 31 — 7am to 3pm
New Years Day — 9am to 3pm
January 2nd — back to regular hours (7am to 11pm)
Once again, we will be closed for Thanksgiving.
There sure are a lot of negative things happening in this world on a daily basis, but there is still much to be thankful for.
And we are indeed thankful for many things.
For example: At the Coast, we are thankful to have a great team of talented people that we get to work with everyday, as we create that one-of-a-kind Coast experience for our customers.
Another example is our wonderful customers (Coasters?). Thank you!
Thanksgiving is about being thankful, and is usually focused on family and friends. Those talented people mentioned above have families and friends, too, and that is the reason we’ll be closed.
But don’t fret, we’ll be back Friday with our regular schedule.
Also, a HUGE shout out to all of the First Responders (Police, Fire and Medical) that are part of our Coast family. You know, the ones that rush in, while everyone else is rushing out?
Another year, and another Veterans Day.
These Americans have done the heavy lifting, so you and I can enjoy our lives, doing what we choose to do. Freedom to choose the life we want to live, in part, is the fruit of a strong military, and these folks are it's backbone.
It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. That someone wasn't me. I didn't volunteer. I haven't seen the horrors of war.
But I have friends that have.
One life-long friend, is a retired special forces operator. He was the tip of the spear during the first gulf war and has a bronze star, among many other citations, for his exemplary performance.
He is a good father, a good husband and a good friend.
And on our behalf, he was a great killer.
Something he still has to deal with, and with little support from the VA.
It has been a long, hard road back from Iraq for my friend, and he almost didn't make it. It took a lot of hard work on his part, and the love of his friends and family, to pull him through.
Maybe if we'd loved-up on David Long, he wouldn't have felt the need to hurt people at the Borderline.
Now, this is not the place for a rant about how the VA, is or is not, doing it's job, or that some 21 veterans commit suicide everyday; but this is the place where, we at the Coast, can express our deep appreciation for their service on our behalf.
Love-up on a Vet today—and everyday.
Do you want to join the 27 Club? Probably not!
…But you are invited to stop by tonight and see what it’s all about.
Jim Morrison. Jimi Hendrix. Janis Joplin. Rock stars of legend. Their music still resonates through our speakers and throughout our lives to this very day. Their influence on audiences and future artists--such as Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain--are immeasurable. Perhaps not coincidentally, each are also some of the most famous members of what has become known as the 27 Club, artists who’ve left us at 27 the age of 27.Read More
Win a $100 gift card to 3rd Coast Café!
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Roasted Carrot Sausage
Chef Miguel @ 3rd Coast Café
You know those neighborhood places that just keep you coming back. The places you can’t quite put your finger on what it is, but if someone asks you, you’d rattle off a whole list of reasons why it’s the place to be. Not just for the comfort, but because it’s got character, it delivers, and it’s part of the fabric of who this town is.
In fact, the New York Post says, “The 3rd Coast Café is as Chicago as Wrigley Field.”
Take it one step further and you find a chef that cares, who produces great food time after time, and who’s also continually reaching for new creative heights.
From someone who knows the chef: “Miguel had roasted carrot soup and fresh sausage so he tested putting them together. A perfect, slightly weird, hit! The flavor is incredible. Filling yet not heavy, colorful and vibrant.”
Because of Chef Miguel and his pioneering spirit, 3rd Coast Café is known for its “one-of-a-kind specialty” soups. The chef has hundreds of them under his belt. He picks the soup of the day on his own feeling, and you never know what you are going to get.
The soup I’m highlighting is the Roasted Carrot Sausage. Main ingredients: roasted carrot, onion, sausage, and chicken stock. It’s known for its intense flavor and velvety texture, and its personality could be described as feisty, warm, comforting, smooth, and savory.
Bold and satisfying, it can stand-alone or pair well with any other personality around it. Kind of like the 3rd Coast Café in our rich, eclectic Chicago.
Drawing will be done on August 17th. Winner will be notified via Facebook message.
Happy 4th of July!
The 4th of July is a wonderful opportunity for spending a little extra family time, so every year we give our staff the holiday off. We will close at 3pm on Tuesday, the 3rd and open again on Thursday, the 5th at 7am.
Thank you for your understanding and have a Safe and Happy July 4th!
Memorial Day | Thank you!
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men [and women] lived."
— George S. Patton
Memorial Day, May 28, 2018.
Monday, May 28th is a day when many Americans have a hot dog and a beer; and, if they are really aware, think about the many women and men who have sacrificed their lives for our country; men and women who, regardless of their real motive for joining our services, ended up sacrificing their lives on the orders of men and women who acted in your name.
We, the 3rd Coast Café, do humbly bow our head in gratitude for your sacrifice!
However; this Memorial Day, we choose to celebrate one of our own—still amongst the living.
Again, for lack of a better expression of our emotions; as Fritz Chaleff so aptly stated, the Coast is privileged to have 'some of the greatest thinkers and socialites' throughout the city of Chicago as our peers.
One of those referenced is one of the oldest living Generals ( Yes! Capitalized!) from World War II.
We will not mention his name—because of his humility.
But, we are proud to call him a friend!
We are so proud to have him as a patron.
We are so proud of you!
We love you, General; and this Memorial Day, we honor you and your service to our country: The United States of America.
Thank you, General!
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."
– Mark Twain
Memorial Day Café hours are 7am to 3pm, serving our brunch menu.
Author Reading — 6pm on Wednesday, May 23.
Enjoy $5 house red and white wine for the event.
Fasten your seatbelts for this rollicking, riveting, unusually humorous adventure in love, sex, and geography (that also travels through the 3rd Coast Café!). This is a coming to voice novel based on a true story. Join Lucy Pilgrim on a quest simply to be herself in a man’s world.Read More
Romaine lettuce is in trouble again…
Something is making people sick around the country, and romaine has been hit with the blame. The CDC expanded its warning and that got us thinking; better safe than sorry.Read More
Come in and help us celebrate our
33rd Birthday today!
We couldn’t have done it without our amazing and loyal customers!
Enjoy $5 well cocktails, house red & white pours and sparkling!
Keep an eye out for our dinner specials tonight at 5pm!
Seeing is believing?
No, they're really not photographs, but you might have a hard time believing your eyes! With his mind-numbing, almost microscopic attention to detail, Josh Moulton, is back again to WOW! us with his unique brand of Photorealism.
Welcome back, Josh!
Saturday 23rd — 7am to 3pm
Sunday 24th — Closed
Christmas 25th — Closed
Tuesday 26th — Closed
Wednesday 27th — Closed
Thursday 28th — Closed
Friday 29th — 7am to 11pm
Saturday 30th — 7am to 11pm
New Years Eve — 7am to 3pm
New Years Day — 7am to 3pm
January 2nd — 7am to 11pm — back to regular hours!!!
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
So much to be thankful for!
To give our staff time with their families, the Coast will be closed today. We will reopen tomorrow at 7am. Have a safe and thankful day.
For those of you who are working today and not able to spend this time with you families—we are truly grateful for all you do to keep our city safe. Thank you to all the Police, Fire and EMTs, especially all first responders for your service!