Ed Marszewski made his name with the beloved Bridgeport slashie Maria’s, but he keeps his finger in many a pie. When he’s not running an art gallery, lit mag, restaurant, or brewery, the 49-year-old, whose Marz taproom opened in February, kicks back with fashion magazines and healthful soda. Here, his favorites.
A Polish sausage with “kraut-chi,” a sauerkraut-kimchi mash-up. My dad’s Polish and my mom’s Korean.
Thorogood soft-toe work boots.
Retailer Luke Cho’s Mildblend Supply Co. carries unexpected brands. Plus, he’ll hem your pants on the spot.
My tortoise Ray-Ban Wayfarers and Level Eater hoodies, designed for our pop-up art show celebrating Dungeons & Dragons.
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Publican butcher shop. I get the Tom’s Silver Medal.
Quimby’s for fashion and design mags, comics, and titles on food and beverages.
Hiring Charlie Vinz to design our house in Bridgeport. It’s minimal, with accents of reused materials from the building.
Natalie Y. Moore’s The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation.
Artwork by Cody Hudson, Juan Angel Chávez, and Adi Goodrich.
Shrub Soda. It’s apple cider vinegar, blackberry purée, sage, and rooibos tea wort.