This Friday, The Rose will give South Park a peek at what will soon be popping up adjacent to the 30th Street wine bar and bottle shop. Earlier this year, The Rose's proprietors Chelsea Coleman and Rae Gurne took hold of the next door space vacated by the Stone Company Store, which they have been using for private and special events.
At a pre-Halloween bash scheduled for tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m., guests will get a preview of the concepts that will fill the 60-seat, 1,000-square-foot space for the foreseeable future. Starting officially on November 5 is a weekly Thursday through Saturday pop-up, dubbed EMPANADAS Y BEER, that will run from 6 to 10 p.m., centered around the scratch-made empanadas that have become popular menu items at The Rose. Executive chef Coleman plans to offer a rotating seasonal lineup of pastry pockets with non-traditional filings, including a Wrigley Field empanada stuffed with bratwurst and sauerkraut; there will also be salads, plus four craft beers on tap, bottled beer and wine. The first 50 guests at tomorrow night's party receive a free empanada and a raffle ticket with beer purchase, with raffle proceeds benefitting the International Rescue Committee.
The Rose Sidebar will also be a community art space, curated by well-regarded artist and arts educator Joshua Krause. Krause will showcase local and nationally-recognized artists and host a monthly series of conversations with artists and creative folks, called "Noshua with Joshua". The first show, which will feature Krause's own work, launches with a Noshua with Joshua event on November 11.