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Date Night: Redefining Routine at Lula Café

Here in Chicago, date night doesn't have to be pressed button downs and boring chain restaurants. Date night is a chance to have a shared experience- to try something new. I can't think of any better place to begin than the newly renovated Logan Square neighborhood standby, Lula Café. More

Where To Drink Rye Cocktails in Chicago

With the proliferation of cocktail bars and cocktail-conscious restaurants in Chicago, there are dozens of rye cocktails to be had here, especially during this time of year, when meager temperatures demand that restorative sensation of heat rye drinks so generously provide. But around town, many rye drinks are darn good, while others are just ok. As a service to ourselves, I say, let's not waste a drop of precious rye on anything short of great. More

Scenes from the Green City Market's Chefs' BBQ Benefit

Last night, some of the best chefs in Chicago set up shop in Lincoln Park for the Green City Market's Chefs' BBQ Benefit, which helps raise money for educational initiatives at the market. The original plan was to try and eat every single dish, but considering there were over 80 restaurants at the event, I had to make do with sampling as much as I could. I did pretty well. More

Sausage City: Lula Cafe's Breakfast Sausage

If I had unlimited amounts of wealth and time, or otherwise lived a life of leisure, I would surely wake up every morning and walk to Lula Cafe, where I would find a sunny spot at their long white marble bar, read the paper, and have breakfast. There would be pour over coffee, an omelet or frittata, and a small plate of their exceptionally good breakfast sausage. And I'd be a happy man. More

Put an Egg on It: Dishes We Love in Chicago with Eggs on Them

Put an Egg on It was born out of a very simple question: do all foods taste better with an egg on them? As far as savory courses are concerned, the answer seems to be almost a definite yes. (Very unscientific calculations were in the 99 percent range.) It doesn't matter if the egg is fried, poached, or cooked in a thousand dollar sous vide machine, that plump yolk—which should slowly erupt like molten lava—improves just about everything it touches. More

Sugar Rush: Smoked Pecan Sticky Bun from Lula Cafe

If you'd written off Lula due to its notoriety for lengthy lines, rejoice at the restaurant's new expansion, which added much-needed seating and a reservation system. Since you're likely to polish off a veggie-heavy sandwich or a seasonal soup, you'll have no trouble justifying an order of one of Kate Neumann's pastries for dessert. More

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