3rd Coast was in the Chicago Tribune!!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/restaurants/ct-breakfast-with-ina-november-food-1120-20161110-story.html  

The 3rd Coast Cafe

"Breakfast anytime" are my favorite words when looking for a place to write about. My friend, restaurateur Dan Rosenthal, with whom I worked to make Chicago restaurants smoke-free, joined me. He said he loves this neighborhood spot — which proudly says it's the oldest cafe in the Gold Coast — for dinner too.

On entering the cafe, which is a few steps down from street level, giving it a cozy feel, I was drawn to the counter with its freshly baked scones — a signature item. We ordered some, of course, and also shared a Chicago-style smoked Polish sausage, cut and grilled. It was a nice change from other sausages and came with eggs, toast, some spicy mustard and hash browns.

The Texas French toast can be either thick-cut sourdough or cinnamon raisin sprinkled with powdered sugar. I chose the latter. A great option was the Old Smokehouse bacon, which is ordered by the "stick." "I'll have three please." And the scones? 3rd Coast deserves to be very proud of them.

No wonder it's been around so long.

Of note: Full service. Street parking. Three-hour $14 valet parking available at 1250 N. Dearborn. Full bar.

Find it: 1260 N. Dearborn St., 312-649-0730, www.3rdcoastcafe.com

Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight daily

Ina Pinkney, the former owner of breakfast spot Ina's, writes the monthly "Breakfast With Ina" column for the Tribune. Find more of her columns here.

3rd Coast Cafe on WGN news...The Blue Mind Award 2016

How about something completely different from the divisiveness of politics?

We offer a short break now to remind ourselves what’s possible, that people CAN come together for a common cause.

This is a story about the importance of water in our lives, public swimming pools open to all, and the ripple effect a small Illinois town can have on the rest of the world.

WGN’s Steve Sanders picks up the story from there.

You can learn more about #BlueMind research by clicking this link:

http://www.wallacejnichols.org/122/blue-mind.html

Producer Pam Grimes, and photojournalists Steve Scheuer, Kevin Doellman, and Mike D'Angelo contributed to this report.

New Paintings Water Series...by Carina

A little bit about the artist…

 I was born in France and raised in West Africa, Abidjan.

I came to the United States in 1987, with a sense of opportunity to discover my potential. It is through painting that this has begun to manifest.

Having experienced the powerful influence of both world French and African, it is here in this land that I am able to have clarity of their connection. Both cultures have united in me in a unique experience which fuels and challenge my creativity.
I am self taught and started painting in 2004, at home. By 2006 I was painting professionally, following the Art Festivals Circuit along the West Coast and loving the enrichment provided by each encounter.


I am moved by the desire to create texture and luminescence in my paintings and thrive to reach a visual expression of the energies at play in nature, feeling 'Blisstin' by the Prism.
I describe my style as Contemporary Expressionism.

Blessings to all

Carina

The Coast Welcomes Back Artist Josh Moulton

Back with a new series, artist Josh Moulton decks the walls of 3rd Coast with a vibrant collection. Paintings include both local sights from around the Windy City to rural scenes found beyond the city limits. Moulton's work typically maintains themes of architectural cityscapes, people interacting in their environments, or natural still-lifes. All paintings displayed in the cafe are available for purchase, and his gallery can be found in Lincoln Park.

Our Winter Beer List is going International...

We have three new exciting additions to our Winter Beer List! The selection, which features a number of delicious American Craft brews, will now also include some European flavor as well! 

Here's what's new...

Menabrea 1846              4.8%         Product of Italy

Lager Beer produced with bottom fermentation, Premium Lager.
Brewed with water, malt, maize, hops. It is a well-balanced beer with a notable floral/fruity aroma thanks to the selected yeasts used in the brewing process.

Birra Lurisia                    5.2%         Product of Italy

Top fermented artisanal ale handcrafted with the purest Lurisia water, buckwheat from Monregalese Valley, Italian barley malt, yeast, hops, and spices. 

Tripel Karmeliet           8.4%           Product of Belgium

Blond, robust, smooth and fruity 3 grain ale, with final fermentation in the bottle. Brewed with wheat, oats, and barley. 

New Artist Katie Puenner

Katie M. Puenner

 

I aim to express form through organic fluidity and vibrant colors of my paintings.

My work explores both the drama and pleasures of life. I blend vivid colors and vibrancy to convey experiences that make up the fabrics of my life. The goal of my art is to express myself by creating a fantastical world from the ordinary life. 

Ocean Conservation Research Trip

Many of you have been asking about my research trip to ISLA DEL COCO- Cocos Island,Costa Rica. The data collected from tagging and tracking the sharks of Cocos Island, is aimed at ensuring protections from illegal fishing. We hope to create international cooperative swimways, for these and all marine creatures! I hope you enjoy my short video and find out how you can help save our Oceans!   Janet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYIfuFk_Mqg