Playing an active role in the success of the Lincoln Park business since 1947, today’s Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce is evolving to reflect the entire neighborhood – from families calling it home to businessmen and women making their livelihood to friends visiting for the day.
The Kennison strives to deliver a modern American menu full of twists on familiar dishes. The name of the restaurant is a nod to David Kennison, a Lincoln Park resident in the 1800s who told extraordinary stories about his past, such as his involvement in the Boston Tea Party and the Revolutionary War. Kennison was so popular that when he passed away, he had the largest funeral attendance recorded at the time. Today, historians widely accept that Kennison likely told elaborate lies.
Regardless of its namesake’s flair for tall tales, The Kennison doesn’t mess around when it comes to its wine selection; guests get to choose from a variety of reds, whites, sparkling, and rosés. The wines hail from countries abroad: France, Austria, Spain, Germany, Italy, and New Zealand. For those who want something a little closer to home, The Kennison also has wines from California, Oregon, and Washington.
In comparison to the selections available, guests are slightly limited by the wines they can enjoy by the glass. All the more reason, then, to bring along friends to share a bottle and enjoy the hip atmosphere of The Kennison.
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