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Chow (For Then and Now). And Dinner, too.

In days of yore, when we still roasted our coffee in the back of the cafe, the burgeoning Metropolis Coffee Company empire picked up its first wholesale customer: Standee’s, the venerable diner just a few doors down on Granville Ave., its lighted sign beckoning passersby like a slice of Pleasantville Americana. Standee’s closed earlier this [...]

Wheel Man POV.

Some shots from around the city. A roundup of where the Wheel Man has been. JTL

Z&H Invades Hyde Park; U of C’ers rejoice.

Having already established themselves with the original location on 47th St. in the Kenwood neighborhood, Tim and Sam of Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe will undoubtedly make a lot of students and faculty at the nearby University of Chicago happy with their second location, just opened in the old University Market space on 57th St. in [...]

A fixture on the scene.

“Now, what do I have to do to put you in this enormous Hobart mixing machine today?” The parlance of totally cheeze-house used car salesmen certainly isn’t shared by the nice folks at Olympic Store Fixtures, located on South Cicero in the shadow of Midway Airport. But to stroll into this tidy but bustling warehouse [...]

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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, [...]

Street-level Lolla: Phase One.

Lollapalooza’s almost here, and Metropolis is ready for the event with a fleet of baristas, tons of gear, plenty of liquid refreshment, and a big pile of excitement. As you know I’ll be live everythinging from the festival — check me out @metrowheelman on Twitter, find me on Facebook, or just visit this blog for [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Let the Blogging Begin: A Note from Tony Dreyfuss

Hello Blogopolis… Let’s kick this off. These are the notes from the undergrounds. As Dostoevsky famously began HIS Notes from Underground, “I am a sick man.” Indeed: we are sick for coffee. Metropolis is anything but static. We have lots of moving parts–coffee in, coffee out. Alleyways between sacks of coffee – watch out for [...]

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