Hometown Hut is the new summer months patio expertise at Hometown Espresso & Juice at 700 Vernon Ave. in downtown Glencoe.
Shop proprietor Lou Rubin commenced Hometown Espresso & Juice with his spouse Julie immediately after 30 a long time of getting in the home finance loan company. He was encouraged by his son Adam’s substantial university smaller enterprise, Mister Chill, a shaved ice get ‘n’ go that he helped him make. As a consequence, reopened what was previously Glencoe Roast and began Hometown Coffee & Juice in the fall of 2018.
Now, Rubin is generally cooking up a new dining experience to maintain North Shore residents intrigued. Previous wintertime, it was outside dining on a heated patio in aesthetically-satisfying greenhouses. This summer months, Rubin is teaming up with his son to supply shaved ice and more.
“We always consider to discover points that are enjoyment and experiential and communal,” Rubin mentioned. “So it checks all of our packing containers of what we usually check out to do — have a entertaining merchandise and have something that people get enthusiastic about, and which is what it is.”
When Rubin went to the Village of Glencoe to inquire about how to make room for the shaved ice hut, there was no hesitation from the Village to assistance his company, he explained.
“The response from the neighborhood was unbelievable,” Rubin reported. “The Village allowed us to change a person of our greenhouses we experienced more than the wintertime into a summer time hut, so it is professionally intended, and it’s really just a conversion of one particular of our greenhouses we designed.”
Rubin mentioned he can’t say for confident that Hometown Hut will return next summer season, but he’s hoping it will, relying on how this summer season turns out and the neighborhood reaction on the menu, the practical experience and the all round organization.
Hometown Hut features a huge selection of flavors of Mister Chill shaved ice, which Rubin describes as a “big fluffy snow cone” and Homer’s ice cream.
From traditional blue raspberry to rainbow, there is most likely a little something for absolutely everyone on the menu. And if a sweet tooth’s obtained you down, question for Hometown’s “fresh-pressed juice” to be poured about the shaved ice as an alternative.
Hometown Hut menu:
Toddler Scoop — $3.50
Standard — $4.50
Huge — $6
One Scoop — $3.75
Two Scoops — $5
Toppings — 75 cents for every topping
Hometown Hut is open up, climate permitting, from 3-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.