Monday Night Foodball at Kedzie Inn (4100 N. Kedzie) tonight highlights the skills of chef Jake Schneider as he provides a menu from Schneider Provisions, his pop-up “old-world delicatessen, with a modern purpose.” Schneider will be putting together hot sandwich favorites—turkey on rye, corned beef and mustard, and more—using bread from North Shore Kosher Bakery, and adding his own family flair with dishes like his grandmother Eunice’s brisket dunked in Italian beef jus. Check out Reader senior writer Mike Sula’s preview for more information about preordering; walk-in service will be available starting at 5 PM.
If you’re looking to start the week with some music, here’s three free or low-cost options for tonight. At 8 PM, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago presents Portraits in Harmony, a program featuring work by Jamaican-born British composer Eleanor Alberga alongside compositions by Strauss and Brahms. Principal conductor Ken-David Masur leads the orchestra at Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan); the event is free to attend (but a $5 fee applies for ticketing services). The free jazz ensemble Extraordinary Popular Delusions continues their free Monday night residency at Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), entry is reserved for those 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; Bridgeport band Killer Drones joins them at 8:30 PM (21+, masks are highly recommended for attendees).
Jake Schneider’s path in life was derailed by Shabbat. In college, he majored in economics and planned to be a businessman, but after he started cooking Friday Sabbath dinner for his campus Hillel organization, he realized his place was in the kitchen. On breaks, he returned to Chicago and knocked on restaurant doors, offering to…
The members of Extraordinary Popular Delusions bring vast and varied experience to this underappreciated ensemble’s regular weekly shows—which follow no rules but their own.
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because his father, Kurt, was a regular guest conductor of the CSO.