48th Ward Weekly Update- February 17, 2021

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browserFebruary 17, 2021
Dear Neighbor,

Thank you to everyone who has helped to remove snow from walkways, cars, and curbs following the recent snowfall. I would like to specifically recognize our 48th Ward Streets and Sanitation Superintendent Conrad Suerth and his team, who have been working tirelessly to keep the streets in our community safe and clear of snow and ice.

As we expect more snow later today, here are a few reminders and requests:When clearing snow, please do not shovel it into the street. Please pile snow on the parkway.Please continue to lend a hand and help your neighbors clear sidewalks, walkways, and parking spots. If you or a neighbor need assistance with shoveling, please email harry@48thward.org or call our office at 773-784-5277.If there is a fire hydrant near your home, please shovel it out so that it can be accessible to fire trucks in the event of an emergency.Watch for falling ice and icicles on homes, buildings, and trees.Garbage crews are running behind schedule and will continue working through Saturday to catch up. To help make it easier for them, please help clear snow away from your cans.With the snowplows out and about, we will begin to see potholes pop up. When you notice potholes, please email harry@48thward.org with the exact location and as much information as possible (ex: curb lane, traffic lane, which side of the street, etc.) so we can get them scheduled for repair.Please check in on your neighbors during this extreme cold. You can contact our office or call 311 to request a wellness check from DFSS for a neighbor.Yesterday the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protections (BACP) announced that restaurants can expand indoor seating to 40% capacity, following three days in a row of fewer than 400 new COVID-19 cases reported. While these metrics are encouraging, we cannot let our guard down and must continue to take appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. We must also remain patient while the City continues to work to administer vaccines. Visit 48thward.org/coronavirus for neighborhood resources, and chicago.gov/coronavirus for city-wide resources.
 
48th Ward Business Highlights

It’s Greek 2 U Grill, 5449 N Clark StNext time you order takeout, try It’s Greek 2 U Grill and experience the flavors of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine from the comfort of your home. Try their pork belly gyro, which has been called the best in Chicago, a batzaro-salata (a salad featuring sliced beets, baby spinach, figs, goat cheese, candied walnuts, and a balsamic vinaigrette), or a ground beef and lamb kabob. Past customers have left raving reviews on Yelp, so you won’t be disappointed. It’s Greek 2 U Grill is open for indoor dining, delivery, and takeout. Place your orders here. 

Facebook | Instagram Brasserie Cafe by C&C, 5938-40 N BroadwayBrasserie Cafe by Cookies & Carnitas is operated as a dual and adjacent restaurant and cafe. The restaurant food is made from local ingredients and merges classic French foods with Mexican flavors. Compared to the original Cookies & Carnitas, the food is more formal, but it’s not pretentious. Diners can expect large portioned and slow-cooked dishes. The cafe serves locally roasted coffee and Cookies & Carnitas’ homemade baked goods. Visit their website to place your orders from Brasserie Cafe by C&C.

Website | Facebook | InstagramMiss Saigon, 1129 W Argyle St
If you’re craving Vietnamese food, Miss Saigon in Argyle is the place to go. For an appetizer, try the Saigon Rolls, which are egg rolls within a spring roll, or the Saigon Samplers, where you can sample eggrolls, crab Rangoon, fried meatballs, butterfly shrimp, and chicken wings. And for your main course you can either go in the direction of noodles by enjoying pho, or the meat, taco, and sandwich route. Order pork chops with rice or Bao Viet tacos (where the shell is bao). Finally, you might try a Banh Mi sandwich (Vietnamese flavors on a French baguette), which gives you a blend of Vietnamese history with every delicious bite. Miss Saigon is open for indoor dining, delivery, and takeout. Place your orders here. 

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Stay warm, stay safe, and have a peaceful night.

Sincerely,

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward
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