Picnic Staff Favorites

One of the many perks of working at Picnic is that there is always something wonderful to sample. Here, staff share some of our favorite products.  Liz Ahearn: “About once a week I like to splurge and make myself a decadent breakfast: farm fresh eggs from Lavender Hill Farms and D’artagnan uncured applewood smoked bacon. I typically toast up some Hewn bread to go with it. I’m also obsessed with Harriet’s Hides, cowhide bags made…

We Love Our Community Partners!

At Picnic, we are leaning into our role as a neighborhood grocer, and we’re thrilled to still be able to offer the same delicious local provisions we have always carried, as well as new offerings. We love carrying fresh bread from Hewn Bakery. Hewn is an independent, woman-owned bakery located in Evanston. At Picnic, you can purchase a loaf of Hewn bread that comes in a delicious variety, including garlic parmesan, potato rosemary, polenta pumpkin seed,…

Non-Alcoholic Beverages at Picnic

Picnic is known for our wide selection of wines, as well as our unique liquors and beers, but did you know that we have a growing number of non-alcoholic options as well? Whether you’re looking to cut down on your quarantine drinking, or you’re sober year-round, we’ve got you covered. DRAM Apothecary is a Colorado based beverage company specializing in hemp and CBD-infused sodas. CBD stands for Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring compound found in Cannabis plants….

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape (pronounced “shat-toe-nouf due pap”) is often described as “a gateway drug to French wines.” This renowned wine is named after the region in France where it is made, in the Rhone Valley. This January, Picnic owner Liz Ahearn visited France and, of course, made several stops at wineries during her travels. On her third day in France, Liz stopped at Domaine Du Grand Tinel, a family-owned winery in CdP. The winery began as a partnership…

Twilight Dinner

September 23, 2019 A new experience, an evening meal and wine pairing at Picnic! Join us for a new experience, an evening meal and wine pairing at Picnic in Rogers Park. Celebrating the bounty of the Midwest, featuring produce from local farms and food purveyors, this evening is a unique event. This dinner will be four courses served with wine pairings. See the Twilight Dinner event page for more information.

Picnic Wine & Provisions Opens!

Picnic Wine & Provisions Opens to the public with Weekend Long Wine, Food and Music July 19-21 Rogers Park is soon to get a much needed community boost: A “go to” destination to connect over wine, food and more with the opening of Picnic Wine & Provisions. This new space, filled with color and light located in an historic Beaux Arts building, offers a singular destination for “all things Picnic” – wonderful wines, a variety…

Step Into History

Step Into History and Stay Awhile! I love living in Rogers Park, so it was a natural fit for me to open Picnic in my neighborhood. But exactly where was that perfect space? It all came together when I stepped into the property at 7301 Sheridan Road: A wonderfully light filled space thanks to a glass wall of west facing windows, along with a nod to the past, with its ornate fireplace, classic columns and…

Celebrate the 4th with Us!

We celebrate the history of our country along with my vision of community through all we offer at Picnic, with our first (and hopefully annual) Fourth of July Community BBQ. You are invited! Join us for brats and burgers, soda and snacks donated by Rockwell Partners along with chicken donated by Picnic, all cooked to perfection by our Picnic grill masters on our patio. Grills also provided for use by Lighthouse Tavern. That’s community! When: The…