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Oooh.

Nutella-stuffed French toast.

The identify powering the new restaurant, around the corner involving Logan Boulevard and California Avenue, might ring a new bell together with longtime Chicagoans: Owner Lynn Malec ran La Tache, a darling French bistro within Andersonville, via 2003 for you to 2010, until it closed to produce approach with regard to Vincent.

At Catalpa, she's leaving behind the candlelight and white tablecloths for a spunky, modern 50-seat dining area with enormous windows, an open kitchen flanked with a six-stool bar along with touches regarding what I are only in the position to call forestry chic (Catalpa, following all, is identified as for the trees that will line the streets associated with Logan Square), from your distressed-wood wall as well as tables for the range associated with tall, skinny, knotty tree trunks that will serve as a privacy barrier pertaining to a couple of corner tables. A New painting about the again wall looks such as "Aliens" meets "American Gothic."

That's your universal a response to reading the particular menu with Logan Square newcomer Catalpa Kitchen, which in turn opened Sept. an American (grass-fed burgers, bacon grilled cheese, bourbon syrup over chicken along with waffles) by getting an ambitious vacation agenda (Lyonnaise salad and steak frites; queso fundido and also black bean enchiladas; meatball bolognese and also tomato focaccia panini)? a juice bar offers bright, nutritious blends with regard to $5 the pop.

A again patio, shaded by bold orange along with teal umbrellas, seats best waffle makers with regards to 30 get here although it's still summer, people.

2800 W. Logan Blvd., 872-206-2856. 1. And Also that's just breakfast although breakfast (also omelets, skillets and also pancakes) is actually served until 5 p.m., therefore count it as lunch and early-bird supper too.

Catalpa's menu, coming from chef Bryan McClaran, will be similarly tough to sum up inside a snappy phrase. open Tuesday to end up being able to Sunday for breakfast, lunch as well as dinner.

Aaah.



Malted waffles.

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Posted Sep 02, 2015 at 10:28am

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