Posts Tagged "Metropolis Staff"

Latte Art Throwdown 2010

Groups of people standing on tables, talking tons of trash and sometimes throwing things (none of that, please!). No, it’s not pro wrestling, it’s our Blindfolded Latte Art Throwdown! Come by our Roasting Garage in Andersonville on Dec. 9 (this Thursday!) to see what baristas and coffee geeks do when they’re feeling all “Mad Max” [...]

Street-level Lolla: Phase Two.

Here it is, more background info on why I’ve chosen what I’ve chosen to check in between pit stops for fruit, iced coffee, and laughs at the Metropolis onsite lean-to. (read: Chez Awesome Delicious.) Black Keys (6-7:15p, Budweiser) Six albums in and the Black Keys still hold a big brass key in their four hands, [...]

Ice(d) T(ea).

Have you ever read the Wikipedia page on “American Tea Culture”? It’s a riot. Here’s a taste: “Afternoon tea, as a meal, is rarely served in the United States except in ritualized special occasions.” You know, like Wiccan ceremonies in the deepest, darkest woods, or illegal underground cage matches being held as you read this in [...]

The Wormhole on a Tuesday Afternoon, 2010 A.D.

It was summertime pandemonium inside Wicker Park’s newest and decidedly 80s coffee hot spot today: The Wormhole. While I arrived with Wormhole’s coffee, Tony was hanging with Sarah and her staff, talking training and probably some jokes and non sequiturs, too. With types from Dollop and Kickstand hanging around, too, it was a little like finding myself [...]

Technology, People & FourSquare at the Cafe

Located in Edgewater, one of the country’s most eclectic locales, the Metropolis Cafe is relaxed and without attitude. Our customers come from all walks of life and we love ‘em all. And they seem to love our coffee and tea, our sweet and savory bites, and our accomplished vegan menu. Did we mention art, music…? [...]

Wheelman Changes Vehicles–Temporarily

Evanston must be spiking its curb cement with Sprinter hate juice. Yeah, Der Blaumaschin is cooling its jets after a little mishap, but thanks to Tony and Tristan’s search and rescue mission, me and these bins full of coffee are back on the road. Newly mobile bins of freshly roasted coffee. Shot of IGK, the [...]

All Points Wheelman

A hot pink and black promontory at the center of a burgeoning city neighborhood, lit at its center by an 8-bit heart. An inviting corner coffee shop that reflects the knowing serenity of its sibling owners. A dynamic duo of sass, sandwiches and smoothies that sit in the refracted shadows of the CTA Brown Line, [...]

Summer Begins at The Cafe

Located in Edgewater, one of the country’s most eclectic locales, the Metropolis Cafe is relaxed and without attitude. Our customers come from all walks of life and we love ‘em all. And they seem to love our coffee and tea, our sweet and savory bites, and our accomplished vegan menu. Did we mention art, music…? [...]

Our Baristas Represent at Minneapolis Coffee Fest

Three of Metropolis Cafe’s most beloved baristas will carry the Chicago coffee community banner with them in the Latte Art Competition at Minneapolis Coffee Fest (held this weekend, June 4-6). David Retzer, Andrea Deibler and Nathan Kosky will be among over 30 professional baristas looking to walk away with the $2,500 grand prize. It’s a [...]

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