It looks like downtown Arlington Heights has themselves a proper concert hall.
Eric Lindell kicked off the Grand Opening of the Live Music + Local Kitchen venue just a few blocks from Arlington Heights Metra. The New Orleans Rocker made Nonny the 1st of 4 Chicagoland stops on his current tour. This space is quite intimate space, has a capacity near 200 and includes a scratch kitchen. Beer list is loaded with 16 on draft and another 6 in bottles. Nonny simply means listening room, a place where music is essential to the experience.
The wide variety of performers showcased will span folk, rock, jazz, blues and more, acts are booked pretty much every other night for the remainder of the year. Opening Night included samples of a trio of cocktails and a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Lindell’s band was described as a fabulous dream of a group to kick off opening weekend. They didn’t disappoint, it was equal parts jam band and uptempo rock with probably the best piano player I’ve ever seen in my life. The space offers views of the elevated stage with a bar separating the restaurant side of the house from the music room.
Nonny Burger was a masterpiece with smoked gouda, bacon jam, truffle aioli and crispy onion on a charcoal brioche. We actually thought it was pumpernickel at first glance. Other standouts from The Tattooed Chef included the Smoked Trout with a funky medley of blueberry juniper jar, tarragon and cured egg yolk on a crostini