news and events

Fleur + Gaslight this Valentines Day January 28 2014

If you didn't already know, Fleur, in Logan Square are the lovely folks that provide us with our weekly arrangements. Well, we asked them real nice-like, and they've again agreed to do a pop-up on Valentine's Day! Grab your daily fix, and snag some pretty things for your sweetie (ps, boys like getting flowers too, just saying). They'll be at our shop from 9am until 3pm on the 14th with pre-made...

new gaslightwich January 03 2013

The Winslow. Brie, arugula, pear, horseradish mayo on fresh baguette. Served with house-pickled veggies. Made to order, served here or to go.  $6

END OF THE WORLD CLEARANCE SALE. December 18 2012

Stop by the shop - whole bean coffee 20% off this Wednesday 12/19! Stock up for the holidays! Impress your folks! Plus, you still get your free drip coffee or espresso with bean purchase! And for you webfolks, shipping is free with checkout coupon FREESHIPPING May I recommend the Guatemala La Bolsa. Yum city. 

Graze Magazine Holiday Bizzare December 03 2012

Graze Magazine, a "food-oriented lit mag dedicated to the food on your mind and the thoughts on your plate" is having their holiday event on December 15th at our shop! These guys are new, and super friendly. Should be a great night replete with holiday food horor stories. We're proving coffee service and some yummy cheese and meat treats by our friends at Marion Street Cheese Market and Smoking Goose.  Paper...

House of Cards July 14 2012

100 years later, we are almost there. Each day, Gaslight is beginning to look and feel more and more like the cafe we dreamt of. Through this process, the lines between motivated and overly ambitious have been crossed, blurred, and then erased. The terms "labor of love" and "labor of hate" have become one and the same. We set out to build a cafe. We ended up creating a place...

The One About The Shared Roastery June 22 2012

Since we're getting closer and closer to opening our doors, we thought it would be a good time to give a semi-official statement regarding our roasting operation in conjunction with Halfwit Coffee. When this whole thing started, nearly a year ago, Tristan and I wanted to open a cafe and roastery in Logan Square. We had discussed looking for a space between 500-900 square feet, and purchasing a small 3-7...

The Meat Wagon June 22 2012

We meant to post this sooner, but we were way messed up on paint fumes. We also offer this advice to anyone that might ever want to paint a coffee roaster, hire someone else to do it. It seems easy, but it just isn't.

Death Wishes June 04 2012

Ok, we've been meaning to post these for some time. Here's a few "close-calls" we had during our demo. On a sentimental note- our demolition was easily some of the best days ever. Gutting our space was terribly hard work, but also therapeutic as all hell. On a morbid note, we really wish we had more videos of Tristan's head getting split open, me barely out-running a ceiling collapse or...

We've been Sprudged. June 04 2012

Sprudge.com has featured us in their Build Outs Of Summer thingy. If you've never looked at Sprudge and you like inner-industry coffee drama, (and/or making fun of it), do yourself a favor and click the red letters. If you follow our blog, than most of the photos they published will be old news to you. So, even though Tristan is going to kill me for this, here's a couple new...

Help get us neighbors! April 28 2012

Help Galerie F move into the space next door to us! They have an amazing concept that will basically redefine your idea of an art gallery. They also happen to be the same people behind FugScreens, one of the very most awesomest screen printers in Chicago. PLEASE, take a second to look at their Kickstarter page. Donating can get you all sorts of cool stuff like limited edition FugScreens swag,...

Wood n' Brjicks April 13 2012

Black sludge, fiberglass filled air, and lots of blood. All for a F'n latte. The last 3 weeks have gone by almost too quickly. We've managed to transform a powder blue insurance office into something that is beginning to look not like a powder blue insurance office...

Untitled March 21 2012

lots of vodka, a giant mess, a great time, and a pretty bad head injury... That sums up today pretty well I think!