Looking for a great beer on the South Side? Look no further then the Rock Island Public House! Another of our headlining sponsors, RIPH has a great atmosphere, great bartenders, and an amazing selection of craft beers!
“Rock Island Public House was opened by Jen and Dave Brown in 2012. We live in Blue Island and believe in this town, our neighbors, and the power of craft beer to build a community of individuals that support all things local. RIPH is a celebration of hard work and putting it all on the line to make it happen.
We are dedicated to finding the best beer and supporting craft brewers. We admire their independent spirit, ingenuity, pride and commitment to quality.
We named our bar in honor of the Rock Island Railroad, a “mighty fine line” that first steamed in to Blue Island in 1852. The Rock Island’s tracks still run behind the bar and continue to serve.
We like to think that our Public House would have been the saloon of choice for all that helped make the Rock Island run. We are proud to carry on its tradition and invite you to join us.”
Be sure to check them out!
Maple Tree Inn has been our heading sponsor for the last 4 years! We are excited to have them back again this year. A little history about Maple Tree via their website:
“The Maple Tree Inn opened its doors in 1975 by self-taught chef, Charlie Orr, aka “The Walrus.” After experimenting with different types of cuisine, from American to French, the Maple Tree Inn made the switch to Cajun/Creole following a chance encounter on New Year’s Day 1980. While in search of a hangover cure, Charlie came across a New Orleans chef on television talking about red-eye gravy. Intrigued, he ventured to the library and asked the librarian where he could find information on the subject. The librarian, who happened to be from Louisiana, asked, “What’s a big white guy like you want with red-eye gravy?” The librarian turned Charlie on to a Creole cookbook and the rest is history. Years later, Charlie would go on to say, “It was love at first sight. It was like I’d done it before. If you believe in another life, I must have been a Creole.”
Now, as second-generation restaurateurs born and raised in the business, we are committed to the art of Cajun/Creole cooking. All of our food is prepared in-house, from our smoked andouille sausage, ribs, and brisket, to our famous Hickory Buttered BBQ Shrimp & Grits. Our drink selection features signature New Orleans cocktails–such as the Hurricane and Creole Voodoo Zombie, 8 boutique wines on draft, and a carefully curated list of 24 craft beers on draught, including a few rare vintage bottles.
Our goal is simple: to provide you with the best dining experience possible. We want you to feel welcome, to relax and engage in the friendly art of conversation, have a couple drinks with friends, laugh, and take a little piece of New Orleans home with you.”
The food is simply amazing! The staff is some of the nicest people you will ever meet. And their passion to bring you great food, in a great atmosphere, with great friendly service, is second to none. Bee sure to check them out, and tell ‘em the Romin’ Chariots sent ya!
Maple Tree Inn
Rock Island Public House
Joe Matuk- MAC Tools
The Printing Press
Be sure to check ‘em out! We couldn’t put on the show without them!
It’s almost here! The Romin’ the Island Car Party is set for Saturday September 20. 3pm-7pm. at Blue Cap special needs school 1962 Broadway, Blue Island, ILL. We have some great things going on this year. We have the world famous Krank Daddies playing live!! An amazing raffle with an assortment of tools and swag from Joe Matuk, our MAC Tools guy. We will have door prizes for car owners, Magic by Nutsy, a DJ spinning REAL Rock ‘n’Roll, and a flame show. We will again have some amazing hand made trophies made by our club members. Be sure to mark your calanders now! And check back for updates.
Its getting close!! Romin’ the Island Car Party will be back this year! The date has been set for Saturday September 20. Live music this year provided by the World Famous Krank Daddies! If you have not seen them before, you can’t miss this show! More info soon!!!
Where has the time gone? Car Show/Cruise Night is already here! We are currently working on a list of cruises and shows that we will be attending. If you see us out and about, be sure to say hi!
The newest addition to the Romin’ Chariots events, is Flattops & Fenders! We are proud to be working with: Chuck the Barber, The Rod Tossers Car Club, Joe’s Barber Shop, Chingas Designs, and JS Slone Co. to bring you a unique Cruise Night experience! Chuck will be on hand from 6-? slinging the scissors, we will have our good friend Chef Possa cookin’ up some unique eats while you get your hair cut, or wander through all the kool rides, Jerry Chingas will be on hand to stripe your ride, or anything else you want, a DJ, and a Live Band (TBA)!!! Flattop & Fenders will be the last Sunday of the month (6/29, 7/27, 8/31, 9/28) From 4-?
We still have some T-shirts for sale. Sizes are limited. We now also have support stickers, and 50th Anniversary stickers! We also have a limited supply of Phaethon Speed Shop (our club shop) t-shirts. They will be on hand where ever we go.
The Romin’ Chariots Car Club is celabrating our 50th Anniversary! March 18, 1964, the Romin’ Chariots car club was initiated. We are proud to still be up and running, and helping out our local, and hot rodding communities.
We will be celebrating on Friday March 21 at Mackenzie’s Place. 12759 S. Lincoln Street, Blue Island. (8pm) Everyone is welcome to come on up! Check out some photo’s of our past HERE.