Archaeology – the old wallpaper

During demolition at Big Jones, the walls were torn down. Layer after layer of old wallpaper and wall coverings appeared! Here are some pictures… our favorite is the wallpaper with the dogs in chef whites. – Mark

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Big Jones – Out front at Augie's

Here are a couple pictures of the front of the old Augie’s restaurant. By the time I’m writing this, the shingles are gone… and there is snow on the ground. Augie’s had a huge old sign, and we’ve spent a lot of time debating whether to keep and modify that old sign. – Mark

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Location, Location

Big Jones will be opening at 5347 N. Clark in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. Residents of the neighborhood will recognize it as the old location of Augie’s. (more on that later) Finding a location for the restaurant was the first and biggest decision of our restaurant adventure. This is our first place, so there was a […]

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Welcome to the Big Jones blog

Welcome to the Big Jones blog! Big Jones is our new restaurant opening in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago in April 2008.

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