Across from the California Blue line stop, the old mainstay Cafeteria de Pancho has now been transformed into Township. The layout has remained the same, allowing MP Shows, one of the city’s largest talent bookers, to schedule live music nightly. The production company’s purchase was a needed permanent residence since losing their main booking venue at Fireside Bowl. Township’s restaurant offers a daily brunch menu, food specials and a decent beer selection. Though the patrons may miss Pancho and his array of magic tricks, he’s sure to pop in occasionally.
Township, 2200 North California, (773)384-1865, yourtownship.tumblr.com
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