Lumpen Radio is a new community radio station that can reach over 2.3 million potential listeners daily. It is based down the block from Maria’s and we think it will become an amazing addition to the rich cultural life of our neighborhood and the city.
Lumpen Radio is very close to getting the station on the air but it needs additional financial support. They have launched a Summer Swag-A-Thon where you can buy T-shirts, mugs, pint glasses and more, with all of the proceeds going towards paying their radio tower site construction fees. Please consider helping them out!
Kimski’s own Won Kim is competing in a championship tournament for Food Networks Cutthroat Kitchen! We will have the show running at the bar today while the kitchen will be rocking out the menu! Join us as we check out the sabotages and see if Won makes it through the final round or not!
If you are looking for parking when you visit Kimski or Maria’s on Fridays and Saturdays please consider using the free parking available at the corner of Loomis and 31st St. We are renting the Holden School parking lot as a convenience to our guests.
Join the Grassroots Collaborative for the People’s Power Hour: justice seeking people mingling and plotting a people’s makeover for our city. And with delicious beverages!
On Wednesday, June 8, from 6 – 8 pm, Maria’s is offers a specialty beverage to help us raise funds for the Collaborative during our community grant night.
Drop by, have a drink, and… kaching! $3 from each Palmer’s Pint ($8) will be donated back to the Collaborative! A Palmer Pint is a delicious combination of house ginger peach infused vodka, black tea, & organic lemonade. Bring friends!
Get ready for a summer of impact. Find out how you can join the fight back. Get to know some of the instigators in the grassroots led fight against austerity and budget cuts. Be the first to know about upcoming opportunities for organizing and creating community.
Our friends at Daily Planet Productions ( Chicago ) made this video for Kimski at Maria’s.
Director: Michael Gabriele
Photographer: John Boehm
Executive Producer: Scott Marvel
Art Department: Johanna Wawro, Suzanne Wolcott
PA: Jeannine Ringland-Zwirn, Emily Barber
Editor: Michael Gabriele
Mix: Matthew Hane
Color Correction: Jeff Altman
Graphics: Jon Adler, Dan Moore, James Lee, Alyssa Barrett
In the last week we have been working out the kinks on our new bar expansion and Korean Polish street food kitchen known as Kimski. We think we have our shit together and want you to join us for an official evening to commemorate our long awaited opening of this new chapter for the Community of the Future. Please join us for some drink specials, a toast by the family, and the official sonic blessing of our space by Bobby Conn.
We are pleased to announce we just completed the expansion to our original building and it opens Tuesday, May 10. It features a new “Warped Space Beer Hall”, a front and back patio, and Maria’s new kitchen project, Kimski, helmed by Chef Won Kim.
Kimski is a Korean Polish street food joint that is counter service oriented. You can order food and eat in the limited seating in the front of the addition or the food will be brought to you in the Maria’s bar, beer hall or patio areas. The Kimski kitchen is open 5pm to midnight Tuesday thru Saturday. After 9pm Kimski features a late night menu featuring our version of Poutine and The Kimchee pancake quesadilla.
We are also excited to present our newly revamped beverage program. We added 24 more drafts to our original 21, bringing our total draft beers and cocktails to 48. We created a new wine program to match our cocktail and beer offerings and added a “Maria’s Basement” beer cellar/ cooler featuring whales and rare beers.
The Kimski and Maria’s branding and identity were designed by Michael Freimuth and Company at Franklyn.