January 9, 2007
This popular Logan Square cafe is always busy, and there's a good reason for that... it provides imaginative, organic, well-prepared fare at reasonable prices. Logistics: You can easily get to Lula from downtown Chicago by taking the CTA Blue Line north to the Logan Square stop. Lula is across the street from the train station on Kedzie Blvd. Because of its popularity and relatively small size, it is not uncommon to have to wait briefly for a table.Menu: Lula offers an eclectic menu of organic fare. They have a standard menu that offers many dishes under ten dollars, including a Morrocan chick-pea tangine and a fabulous roasted turkey sandwich. Vegetarians can find a plethora of choices, such as the shiitake mushroom quesadilla. The ever-changing daily dinner menu offerings can be pricier, but includes standout choices such as a cumin-crusted snapper with roasted fennel. Lula is also a hot spot for weekend brunch goers. Expect everything from a simple but delicious BLT to the more elaborate but also delicious pan-roasted sea bass eggs Florentine. What makes Lula special is that the chefs use the freshest local organic ingredients available.Atmosphere: Lula has the feel of a small neighborhood restaurant and features artwork by local artists on the wall available for purchase. The decor is minimal, but funky and inviting.
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