NORTH CENTER — Cobblestone restaurant is delivering free Easter and Passover meals to the Intensive Care Unit at University of Illinois Hospital, where its owner Markus Chwajol works as a neurosurgeon.
Chwajol is also founder of the acclaimed-but-now-closed Bohemian House in River North. He announced in February he’d taken over The Northman cider bar at 4337 N. Lincoln Ave. and renamed it Cobblestone European Bistro and Cider House.
“Cobblestone is a place where people can relax and enjoy great food, drink, and conversation. During these challenging times, we wanted to bring this spirit and atmosphere out to peoples’ homes and give back to the cities’ care providers, thanking them for all they are doing for the health and safety of Chicago,” Chwajol said.
In addition to the meals donated to the hospital, Chwajol will also deliver food to three police stations and three firehouses over the weekend.
Cobblestone officially opened Feb. 28 and served customers for two weeks before Gov. JB Pritzker’s dine-in ban went into effect March 17.
The restaurant initially offered a “to go” menu when the ban first went into effect. But due to not getting enough orders to sustain the business, Chwajol chose to stop offering the service on March 21 and instead wait until the current shutdown is called off.
Since then, the statewide stay home order has been extended through the rest of April, so Chwajol is relaunching its delivery and take out service.
Starting Wednesday, Cobblestone will be open for takeout and delivery every day, Monday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The new menu will also feature discounted prices for customers ordering from its Easter and Passover menus from Thursday through Sunday.
A take out station has been set up in front of the restaurant and deliveries will be provided via Caviar, Uber Eats, and Grub Hub. Orders can also be placed via Cobblestone’s website, Facebook pages, or by calling the restaurant at 773-935-2255.