House of Two Urns B&B closing

The House of Two Urns Bed and Breakfast is closing.  We will still accept guests through Airbnb until May, 2017.  We’d love to see any of our former guests, but we have limited rooms available at this time.  In our new Airbnb model, breakfast is not served, but rates are much, much lower – at times less than what we charged our guests in 1991 – 26 years ago.


#19 – How you know you’re in Wicker Park

Latest article from TimeOut Chicago forgot #19 – You’re staying at the House of Two Urns!


Free Gypsy Jazz Concert March 21, 2016

Free Gypsy Jazz Concert March 21, 2016

Enjoy a free concert on Monday, March 21st  7:30 pm at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct. more details at: CCCP.

Gypsy jazz (also known as gypsy swing or hot club jazz) is a style of jazz music often said to have been started by guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt in the 1930s.  Because its origins are largely in France it is often called by the French name, “Jazz manouche,” or alternatively, “manouche jazz”.

Free Classical Concert

Free Classical Concert

The Roosevelt Conservatory of Music presents a free concert of classical music on Sunday, January 31st at 3 pm at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance at 205 E. Randolph Drive with Paolo J. Carbone, conductor and Mizi Li, soloist

Samuel Barber
Overture to The School for Scandal

Johann Strauss, Jr.
Artist’s Life, Op. 316

Maurice Ravel
Concerto in D Major for the Left Hand

Mizi Li (MM, ’16), piano
2015 Student Solo Competition Winner

Modest Mussorgsky/Maurice Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition

This is a free concert, but tickets are required. Reserve your tickets through the Harris Theater Box Office at, ,
or at 205 E. Randolph Dr.
Roosevelt University CCPA Symphony Orchestra

Learn more at or call .

Kapra’s Mexican Strata

Kapra’s Mexican Strata

  • Mexican Strata

    Mexican Strata

    2.5  c shredded potatoes (hash browns)

  • 1 package SOY chorizo
  • 2 c shredded cheddar/jack cheese
  • 2 jalapenos cut as “rajas”
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 1 zucchini grated
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • Olive oil
  • 8 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt/pepper to taste

Pre-heat oven to 350 F and sprinkle olive oil in bottom of an 8″ square glass baking dish.  Place potatoes in bottom and salt and pepper the potatoes.  Layer 1/3 cheese over potatoes.  Place grated zucchini next.  Sprinkle onions and rajas over zucchini.  Layer 1/3 cheese next.  Spread the SOY chorizo over the cheese.

Mix eggs and sour cream together.  Add milk, salt/pepper, pour over the casserole.  Sprinkle last 1/3 of the cheese and red peppers on top and bake for 45 min. Cover with foil if the top is getting to brown for the last 10-15 min.  Let set for 15-20 minutes before cutting and serving. Cut in 4 quarters and then diagonally to create triangular servings.  Serves 8.

This is a protein packed veggie dish and I no longer use pork soyrizo in anything I make – the SOY version is just as tasty and so much healthier – even the meat eaters in your family will love this dish!

Russian Tango Cabaret on Valentine’s Weekend

 Tanya Melamed in Russian Tango Cabaret
Dancing Jorge Niedas & Liz Sung 
Sunday, February 15th – 6:30 p.m.
International pianist, singer and composer Tanya Melamed, ignites your Valentine’s weekend with her dynamic blend of world music stylings: Argentine tangos, French chansons, Russian romances, Klezmer melodies and much more. Accompanied by brilliant musicians Alex Koffman on violin, Richard Scofano on bandoneon and Paul Goldman on piano. Exquisite dancing by Jorge Niedas & Liz Sung from Tango 21.
Ticket includes entrance to Milonga La Baldosita, IMMEDIATELY following the Russian Tango Cabaret show, with guest DJ Natasha playing classic Argentine and mesmerizing Russian tangos for you to dance to all night! The perfect blend for your Valentine Weekend!

Alhambra Palace Lounge
1240 W Randolph St. Chicago
Plenty of street parking – Valet parking available


$25 in advance / $30 at the door
No assigned seating

6 pm: Doors open
6:30 pm: SHOWTIME
8 pm to midnight: Milonga La Baldosita

Ticket includes entrance to Milonga La Baldosita, immediately following the show. Stay and tango until midnight!

Free Classical Concert January 27th – Harris Theater

Roosevelt University’s College of Contemporary Music is offering  a free concert at Harris Theater (north end of Millennium Park) – you only have to request tickets in advance for this event:

More info at:

Winter Break Rates as low as $69

Winter Break Rates as low as $69

nutcrackerJoin us this winter from December 8, 2014 – March 15, 2015 when we have deeply discounted room rates that start at $69 for our economy rooms and go up to $139/night – Some black out dates exist around holidays or special weekends. Book today for a great rate this winter.

Early Booking Discount Special through April 1st

Early Booking Discount Special through April 1st

Get a special discount for early bookings during our high-season in 2015 by booking before April 1st, 2015. Our standard 15% discount will also apply to reservations made for 2 consecutive nights in the same room from March 15 – December 8, 2015.  Just book by 5pm April 1st and get 15% off on stays of 2 or more nights. This special discount goes back to our normal minimum stay of 3 nights to get this discount – so plan your next visit in 2015 today.

Guest review: D.C. couple, June 2014


Soak in the jacuzzi in the King's ensuite bathroom.

Soak in the jacuzzi in the King’s ensuite bathroom.

“Thanks to everyone at the House of Two Urns for a relaxing stay with all the amenities promised. We especially appreciated the wonderful jetted tub, great coffee in the suite, printer, and wonderful breakfasts. It was also most helpful to have gym privileges close by. We will recommend your B&B to family and friends.”  D.C. area couple in town for pleasure and a little business.