UT Guide to the Best of Logan Square
I <3 Logan Square: A Guide to Shopping, Dining, Drinking, Grooming Local
Whenever a client moves to Logan Square, I immediately send them a list of my favorite Logan restaurants. The list has become so well known to the UT managers that they’ve dubbed it The Dossier. And while I feel very powerful and important holding the keys to The Dossier, I’ve decided to take it public because now, more than ever, it’s important to shop, eat, drink, groom, etc., local.*
We are forever grateful to the people who helped our local business stay afloat during this difficult time, and we want to do our part to pay it forward. So whether you’re looking for a beer, a haircut, or a professional loaf of sourdough (let’s be honest, making it yourself was fun for like a week) this list has you covered.
*I should note that this is a truncated version of The Dossier. The full version was “too long and difficult to format,” according to the managers of this blog.
“A salon for sensitive people.” We love Sparrow for its clean air commitment (low-tox, cruelty-free products, no synthetic fragrances or aerosol) and genderless pricing. It’s also an Amazon-free business, which is no small feat in today’s world. We commend you, Sparrow!
During COVID, they’ve implemented specific Sparrow COVID-19 Policies.
Location: 2545 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Beauty & Soul
A private practice run by Leticia Kagan, an artist, healer and certified, licensed esthetician with over 30 years of experience. I love this place because Leticia has a unique healing-oriented approach to everything she does. It’s why her waxing service is billed as Hair Removal Therapy, and I can attest to the fact that it’s exactly that. She also offers Relaxation Therapy and Skin Care Therapy. She’s the best!
Location: 3600 W. Wrightwood Ave.
City Lit Books
It’s so tempting to buy books on Amazon these days, but when you do, you’re doing local book stores a disservice. Plus, City Lit makes it super convenient to safely find your next great read! You can place an order over the phone or online, and they’ll have it ready for you for curbside pickup. If you don’t have a specific book in mind, check out their website or Instagram for recommendations. They’re also hosting virtual author events and virtual book clubs on everything from translated lit, to graphic novels and sci-fi.
Pickup hours are 11a-5p, Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Location: 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Wolfbait & B-girls
A great spot for one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, apparel and art. I love this place because it’s female owned and operated and does an amazing job of supporting local artists. In fact, they only sell merchandise that’s made in Chicago, so, really, you can’t shop more local than Wolfbait.
According to press materials, the name Wolfbait and B-girls “is a nod to historic Chicago. The 1950 guidebook Chicago Confidential defines ‘Wolfbait’ as girls who move to the city looking for success, and ‘B-girls’ as what they sometimes turn into, think b-side, bad girl, Bruiser & Brazen Judy.”
How can you not love that?
You can shop in-store (see hours below) or browse online and call to place an order.
Current store hours: Saturday 10a-5p, Sunday-Friday 10a-2p. Closed Tuesday.
Location: 3131 W. Logan Blvd.
Adornment & Theory
An independent jewelry store specializing in unique, ethically-sourced “wearable art.” The owner, Viviana Langhoff, also makes custom jewelry. So if you’re looking to create a one-of-a-kind piece, or perhaps a way to incorporate a family heirloom or antique stone into a ring, she’s your girl. As she puts it, “History, family, and storytelling are all often focused around objects; I’ve always wanted to design, craft, and make that heritage beautiful.”
Location: 2644 1/2 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Steel Petal Press
The only place I buy greeting cards. Their cards are hilarious and truly one-of-a-kind, since they print them in-house. Cat throw up somewhere in the house? They’ve got a card for that!
They recently set up online shopping, so people can browse the store and place orders for curbside pickup. They’ve also put together Corona Care Packages and stocked up on COVID necessities like cloth face masks, sanitizer and puzzles.
You can shop online or in-store, following the COVID safety protocol they’ve put in place.
Location: 2321 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Again, it might be tempting to buy a gift for your friend’s kid at Target or on Amazon, but *play is so much better for so many reasons. First, it’s local (duh) and female-owned. Second, it’s filled with thoughtfully curated toys and gifts. Third, its book selection is topical, diverse and inclusive, with titles like “a kids book about feminism,” “a kids book about racism,” “Little Ladies: Bold Women in Black History,” and “What are Germs?”
The current *play website does not support online shopping, but we’ve been told it will soon! They’re working on it now. In the meantime, we encourage you to browse their Instagram: @playtoysandbooks
Location: 3109 W. Logan Blvd.
Bakeries and Dessert
Katherine Anne Confections
A female-owned artisan confectionary shop that uses seasonally and responsibly sourced ingredients to make truffles, drinking chocolate and caramels.
During COVID, they’ve pivoted to offer Truffle Making Kits, so you can make their famous truffles at home! The kits are available in Salted Caramel, Hazelnut, and a vegan Raspberry flavor. Honestly, we can’t imagine an easier (or more delicious) way to support a local business.
Location: 2745 W. Armitage Ave.
Cellar Door Provisions
A James Beard semi finalist and home to the best scones and croissants in town. Cafe by day, bistro by night, Cellar Door Provisions never disappoints. We love their baked goods, natural wine selection and rotating seasonal dinner menu. Follow them on Instagram for some serious food porn. (Do people still say that?)
CDP is currently only open for curbside pickup. Check out their website for current offers.
Location: 3025 W. Diversey Ave.
Family-owned and operated bakery specializing in French and Mexican fusion. It’s run by two sisters, Marisol and Lizette Espinosa, who decided to combine Marisol’s French Pastry School education with their Mexican heritage. Come for the conchas, stay for anything else you can get your hands on. Just be sure to go early because they always sell out!
Right now, they’re only doing carry-out, with a limited number of people allowed inside at a time (masks required!) The line moves slowly, but be patient. They want to give everyone enough time to peruse the goods and, honestly, it’s well worth the wait.
They’re open weekends, 8am until they sell out.
Location: 3724 W. Fullerton Ave.
Pretty Cool Ice Cream
A crazy creative frozen treat shop with hand-crafted ice cream bars, popsicles, plant milk pops for vegans and pup pops for dogs. They’re always rolling out new flavors, like black and white cookie, churro, goat cheese black raspberry and strawberry rhubarb “piecicle.” They also rotate different Community Support pops for different charities
During COVID, you can order online for pickup at their walk-up window.
Location: 2353 N. California Ave.
Bungalow by Middle Brow
A one-stop shop for local beer, fresh baked bread, pizza and more. Pre-COVID, we came here for the pizza and beer. Now, we’re ordering takeout on a weekly basis, since they’ve pivoted to offer picnic items and grocery items, like baked goods, delicious dips and spreads, midwest farm-fresh produce and more. We’ve lost track of how many smoked trout spreads we’ve gone through.
Location: 2840 W. Armitage Ave.
One of our favorite places to pick up beer! They’ve got great staples, like Ride or Die and Lil Buddy, plus cool experimental wild ales and sours. They’re currently selling packs and merch for pickup or delivery on their new Hopewell Supermarket.
Location: 2760 N. Milwaukee Ave.
necessary & sufficient
A tiny takeout window serving gorgeous specialty drinks, lavender scones (!!!) and more. The shop is female-owned and uses only organic, local ingredients, and you can add CBD to just about any drink. During COVID, they’ve also started selling basic grocery items, like butter, eggs and milk.
Location: 3624 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Sip of Hope
A collaboration between Hope for the Day and Dark Matter Coffee, where 100% of the proceeds support mental health education and proactive suicide prevention. Pre-COVID, this place had a friendly community center vibe, and we’d often use it as a place to interview Logan Square walkers.
For the time being, however, they’re operating a walk-up window with a limited menu, including hot and iced coffee, hot and iced tea, and select pastries from West Town Bakery. They’re working towards bringing back the full menu, and plan to have some special treats from Mindy’s Bakery on the weekends.
Location: 3039 W. Fullerton Ave.
Four Letter Word
Coffee so good it’s hard to put into words. We come here for the single-origin coffee (seriously, it’s amazing), Turkish coffee, and Cellar Door Provisions pastries. They have two locations: one in Logan Square, and one in Istanbul, a fact that makes us feel pretty cool tbh.
Location: 3022 W. Diversey
Bars & Nightlife
A live music venue and Logan Square staple since 1984. They’re currently streaming shows via Facebook Live and YouTube, so viewers can safely support artists and venues from home. Lots of our walkers are musicians and artists, so we’re all for this idea! Check out their Facebook page for upcoming shows and ways to tip the artists: facebook.com/rosaslounge.
Location: 3420 W. Armitage Ave., but with shows streaming on Facebook Live and YouTube.
We live dangerously close to this place. Located on the corner of Milwaukee and Sacramento, it’s an open, breezy cocktail bar “inspired by the cultures of Latin America.” They have a rotating menu of cocktails, championing spirits like cachaca, pisco, mezcal, rum and tequila.
They’re currently open with new protocols and plexiglass “pods” in place. If you’re not comfortable coming in, though, they’ve started offering cocktails to-go!
Location: 2450 N. Milwaukee Ave.
The place that’ll convert you to a gin drinker. We miss coming here for the ambiance, which they describe as “Victorian-style salon,” and fresh-baked cookies at midnight. The food is great, too!
They recently opened a patio for outdoor drinking/dining. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
They’re also offering delivery and pickup, including bottled cocktails! Pickups will be sent to the Moonlighter.
Location: 3201 W. Armitage Ave.
A fancy cocktail bar with a dive bar vibe. Best Intentions is one of our favorite spots to pop in for a cocktail, and we can’t wait to come back! They’re currently closed, but you can donate to their employee assistance fund here: Best Intentions Employee Assistance Fund
Location: 3281 W. Armitage Ave.
We love this place for its crazy inventive (and crazy good) cocktails, extensive bourbon and Amaro selection, and knowledgeable, helpful staff. The cocktails are always changing, but we’ve yet to try one we didn’t like.
The patio is open, and they’re also offering cocktails to-go.
Location: 3143 W. Logan Blvd.
Spilt Milk Tavern
This might be our favorite patio in Logan Square. It has a classic neighborhood bar type of vibe with good cocktails and beer, and frequent guest appearances by the Kumbala Chicago food stand.
The patio is open, and they’re offering cocktails to-go.
Location: 2758 W. Fullerton Ave.
This place will put every cheeseboard you’ve ever made to shame. Their expert mongers go to great lengths to pair each cheese with a unique accompaniment that perfectly complements its flavor. I repeat: they are pros. And I trust them with my life.
Let them build a board for you (they have one for just about every occasion) or create your own. Pair with a bottle of wine, charcuterie, or one of their many “board buddies.”
Right now, they’re offering virtual cheese tasting and pairing classes, and limited-capacity dining. (Did we mention they opened in the MIDDLE of the pandemic?) And one more reason we love them: they specifically built their patio such that three of the four tables have their own private tree/mulch area for dogs to rest on.
Location: 2211 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite A
A lovely family-owned wine bar with Latin inspired steak and seafood. In addition to the wine, we come here for the shrimp (which isn’t something I ever thought I’d say), the complimentary soup and the jalapeño margarita. Meat eaters will love the steaks, as well! The owners, Sal and Rita, are great people.
We can’t say enough about this place! And we’re definitely not alone, because Penumbra is one of the only restaurants we’ve seen with five stars across all review sites. (But please let the record show that I am the #1 fan girl.)
Location: 3309 W. Fullerton Ave.
One of our go-to wine bars with a wonderfully curated selection of natural wines that are always rotating, with the option for tastes, glasses, or by the bottle. We also love their food and friendly, helpful staff.
During COVID, they’ve pivoted to create a Wine Dispensary program, where you can buy three bottles of wine at retail price. Each week, Charles, the wine director, picks three typically hard-to-find natural wines from small, quality-oriented producers. The bottles are available for pickup or delivery.
They’ve also started a Picnic Pack, which, for $45, includes three vegetarian snacks, three charcuterie items, Wiebe Dairy’s “Cottonwood River Reserve” cheddar, a grilled baguette and a bottle of red, white or rose.
We suggest following them on Instagram (@websterwinebar) to see the weekly wine picks and latest offers. They’re opening an online wine shop, so be on the look out for that soon.
Current hours are 5-11p Tuesday-Saturday.
Location: 2601 N. Milwaukee Ave.
We used to bring our dogs to Reno’s patio all the time, and we can’t wait to come back. In the meantime, we’re getting their wood-fired pizza delivered on a regular schedule. And though this is the Pizza section of The Dossier, we feel it is our civic duty to mention their wood-fired bagels, too.
During COVID, they’ve started their own delivery service and encourage customers to order directly through them as opposed to another meal delivery service. Speaking of delivery, they’re also doing batched cocktails to-go. Three Mezcal Palomas, please.
The patio is open with four tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. They can accommodate parties up to 6 people, and have strict cleaning protocols to keep guests and staff safe,
Current hours are 4-9pm, M-F and 9am-9pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Location: 2607 N. Milwaukee Ave.
If you’re looking for a classic slice of New York-style pizza, this is the spot. Dante’s jumbo slices are the stuff of ranch-dipping dreams, and their specialty pizzas are legendary. This review from the Chicago Reader says it best: “‘It tasted just like home’ is pretty flattering coming from an east-coast expatriate describing a Chicago thin-crust pizza joint, but during a trip to Dante’s Pizzeria a transplant from Philly stamped the Logan Square punk-rock pizza spot with her seal of approval.”
Location: 3028 W. Armitage Ave.
Our manager Joanna is obsessed with this pizza and wanted to make sure we said so. Paulie Gee’s offers three styles of pizza: Neapolitan, Detroit (available gluten-free) and New York-style (new, available at the new walk-up window).
During COVID, they’ve started selling grocery and bakery items, including pizza ingredients, New York-style pizza kits, sourdough, shokupan (Japanese milk bread) and vegan shokupan. They’ve also started making ice cream sandwiches, both vegan and non vegan.
They’re also running a Sunday Supper Special, which includes a three-course meal for two for $35. The special changes every two weeks, but has included the likes of chilled corn soup with chili corn crisp salad topping, a mix and match of two sandwiches (The Wolf of Monte Cristo and/or a Vegan Fried Chicken sandwich), and a double fudge brownie with caramel sauce. Vegan options also available!
Location: 2451 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Milly’s Pizza in the Pan
Our new favorite deep dish pizza. We had one for the first time recently and can’t shut up about it. In fact, we literally stopped the presses on this blog post to include it.
There’s no restaurant, just a “ghost kitchen” run by Chef Robert Maleski, who opened the spot in 2020 as a tribute to his grandmother, Milly. He’s perfected a signature caramelized mozzarella crust and uses only the freshest ingredients available. Because he handcrafts each pie, he only makes a limited number per day to ensure a level of quality that would “make grandma proud.”
The kitchen is open Wednesday through Sunday, 5pm-10pm, for pickup and delivery. He’s sold out every day since he’s opened, so place your orders early and often!
Pickup Location: 1801 N. Spaulding Ave. (Envision Unlimited Westtown Center)
Another restaurant that opened during the pandemic (and we’re so glad it did). Until recently, Pizza Lobo was only available by the slice at Lone Wolf in the West Loop. But now that they’ve taken over the BIG & littles space in Logan Square, they’ve got a whole restaurant (and huge patio) at their disposal.
The menu is curated by Chef Dan Snowden of Bad Hunter fame. His mastery of vegetables is apparent throughout the entire menu––especially in the Fennel Panzanella salad, which I still dream about. The pizza itself is New York-style, and though it’s only been open a few weeks, Infatuation Chi already named it one of the best new pizzas in Chicago. I second this opinion.
Also: the wings. We heard they’re duck fat confit so, carnivores, take note.
They’re currently open for delivery, carry-out and limited-seating patio dining.
Location: 3000 W. Fullerton Ave.
Osteria Langhe + Testaccio
Whenever our families come to town, we take them to Osteria Langhe. It’s not your typical Americanized Italian food: the menu focuses specifically on flavors, dishes and wines from Italy’s northwest Piemonte region. They have a “secret garden” in the back for special parties, and it’s a truly magical experience. If you go, you have to get the plin.
Location: 2823 W. Armitage Ave.
Aldo Zaninotto and Chef Cameron Grant, the folks behind Osteria Langhe, recently opened Testaccio, a “restaurant and wine bar inspired by the rich culinary scene of Testaccio in Rome.” The menu looks incredible and “focuses on healthy foods cooked in a natural wood burning oven.”
During COVID, both restaurants are open for social distanced dining, as well as delivery and carry-out.
Location: 2456 N. California Ave.
Homemade pasta, farm-fresh local produce and “Midwest Italian” vibe. Daisies has been a favorite date spot of ours for years. Everyone who works here is so nice and friendly, and the pasta will convert you to a homemade noodle snob for life.
During COVID, they’e pivoted to open a bodega-style grab-and-go market with fresh produce from Frillman Farm in Michigan, in addition to other cooking essentials and local goods. They’re also open for socially distanced dining, as well as carry-out.
Location: 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Where we go for classic Italian food and martinis with blue cheese olives. Buona Terra is family-owned and operated, and a neighborhood staple since 2002. They’re open for socially distanced dining, as well as delivery and carry-out. The best night to go is Thursday’s when they have their Pre Fix menu of any appetizer, any entree, and any dessert for a set price. Great deal!
Location: 2525 N. California Ave.
Family-owned restaurant with the best pambazos and homemade horchata in town. If you’ve never had a pambazo, theirs needs to be your first. As this Chicago Reader review puts it, it’s “a tortalike sandwich with a roll that’s dipped in smoky guajillo salsa, staining it a brilliant sunset color that persists after it’s been split and then griddled until crispy. You can get it with chicken or carne asada, but the ur-pambazo is filled with chorizo and potatoes topped with shredded iceberg, crema, and cotija cheese.”
They’re open for socially distanced dining, as well as carry-out.
Location: 3300 W. Fullerton Ave.
One of our favorite Mexican spots in the neighborhood, and home to a veggie taco that is mind-blowing–even for a carnivore. Curated by Chef Diana Davila, the menu features “a progression of small, medium and large plates composed of Davila’s takes on familiar Mexican favorites; less known regional specialties; and completely new dishes that are inspired by her Mexican heritage.”
During COVID, they’ve pivoted to offer “Picnics on the Boulevard.” Just come in, place your order, and they’ll bring it to you with a Mexican blanket to sit on. The patio is also open for reservations only.
Location: 2800 W. Logan Blvd.
We didn’t get to go to Mexico this year, so we will be doing our annual mezcal tour at Masa Azul. They have the best selection of artisan tequila and mezcal, and the staff is super knowledgeable about everything. The food is great, too, with a focus on small plates and street food.
Right now, they’re open for curbside carry-out and cocktails, Thursday through Saturday, 5-9pm.
Location: 2901 W. Diversey Ave.
Dos Urban Cantina
Another one of our favorite Mexican spots in the neighborhood, with lots of vegetarian and seafood options (in addition to a full meat menu). Their margaritas are the best, especially with a habanero tincture and/or a mezcal float! (Again, big fans of mezcal.)
They’re open for socially distanced dining in and on the patio. Or, if you’d rather eat at home, you can do a carry-out taco kit!
Location: 2829 W. Armitage Ave.
This place is usually impossible to get into, and more than once I’ve taken a 5pm dinner reservation slot just to eat here. Giant is, hands down, one of the best restaurants in the city. It’s focused on “simple, delicious (slightly cheffy)” Midwestern fare and has been written up in just about every food magazine (and, now, one dog walking company’s blog).
They recently opened a sister restaurant, Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar, in Bucktown.
Right now, they’re open for patio dining and carry-out.
Location: 3209 W. Armitage Ave.
Lula is a pioneer in the Logan Square food scene that, after more than 20 years, continues to be special to its customers, employees and neighborhood. We’ve hosted family and manager dinners here, because we want everyone in the world to love it as much as we do.
Lula has been featured on NPR’s “This American Life,” in The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and more. Its menu focuses on sustainably sourced meats, seafoods and produce, with a three-course fixed-price Farm Dinner every Monday night.
They haven’t reopened for dining yet, but you can pre-order brunch and dinner via Tock (Thursday through Sunday), or stop by the walk-up window Thursday through Sunday, 9a-1p.
Location: 2537 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Flat + Point
Like the rest of the world, I tried to make my own sourdough at the beginning of Shelter in Place. It was not at all fun and I will never complain about bread being “too expensive” ever again. In fact, now that I know all the work that goes into making a good loaf, I feel like $100 is a reasonable price.
Thankfully, Flat + Point’s bread isn’t $100. (But it could be!) Their “scratch kitchen” approach means everything is made in house–no short cuts. We come here for the sourdough, bagels (and bagel sandwiches), smoked meats and all-around delicious wood-fired menu.
Their patio is open for socially distanced dining (check the rules here), or you can order curbside pickup.
Location: 3524 W. Fullerton Ave
Table, Donkey and Stick
A whimsical spot with a seasonal Alpine-inspired menu and “rustic mountain fare.” Right now, you can only eat on the patio, but when the inside opens backs up, you have to go back. They modeled it after the inns (aka “berghaus” or “auberge de montagne”) in the Alps, and it’s truly a magical experience.
During COVID, they’ve pivoted to make Sicilian-style pan pizzas, with occasional collaboration pies that raise money for local charities.
The patio is open for socially distanced dining, or you can order carry-out.
Location: 2728 W. Armitage Ave.
Asian and South Asian
Where do I start. I think I’ve gotten carry-out from here four times in the last week and a half. I LOVE this place.
Superkhana is a collaboration between Chefs Zeeshan Shah and Yoshi Yamada, “inspired by the flavors of India, plus the flavors of just about everywhere else.” (Click here to read more about their story.) They have amazing bagels with unique shmears and a special bagel sandwich every day. For lunch, there are sandwich options on their fresh baked Pullman bread. It’s a life-changing sandwich served with chaat chips. Dinner has a veggie and meat three-course option plus dessert (a cookie!). They also have a few à la carte items like chili cheese naan, butter chicken calzone, and lots of lassis. Don’t miss out on the delicious cordials and boozy cordials!
They’re currently open for pickup, with dinner available Wednesday through Sunday (4-7:30p), as well as breakfast and lunch Thursday through Sunday (8a-3p).
Location: 3059 W. Diversey Ave.
Named after the Malay word for lemongrass, Serai brings South Asian cuisine to Logan Square “with a focus on Malaysian fare and specialities like char kuey teow, prawn mee, and Serai’s signature serai pork chop.” They were featured on Check Please, you know they’re good!
My favorite dishes include the Curry Vegetable (a vegetarian dish), Char Koay Teow (Malaysia signature flat noodles stir fried over very high heat with light and dark soy sauce, chili, shrimps, squids, bean sprouts, chopped Chinese chives and Chinese sausage) and pretty much any fried rice on the menu (especially the mango or coconut!).
Their patio is open for socially-distanced outdoor dining, and they’re open for delivery and carry-out, as well. A note about delivery: do not order Serai through UberEats. They are not affiliated with UberEats, and have had issues with quality control on these specific delivery orders. We recommend using their website or Caviar instead.
Location: 2169 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Raiz Kitchen + Sushi Bar
Relatively new to Logan Square, Raiz is the sister restaurant of Kizuna Sushi Bistro in Glen Ellyn. The folks behind it wanted to keep the high-quality fish and “groovy” atmosphere of their other restaurant, but add a twist on American favorites. That’s why you’ll find everything from sushi and poke tacos, to Chiliponzu wings and an “L Train” flatbread that comes with spicy tomato, garam masala tossed chicken, oven dried tomatoes, roasted shishito peppers, mozzarella, fantina and manchego.
Raiz is open for carry-out and delivery.
Location: 3276 W. Fullerton Ave.
There’s a reason they’ve been around since 1983. The Chicago Diner is one of the most well-known meat-free places in the country. But don’t mistake it for a tourist trap–it’s actually delicious. The food is seasonal and creative, and the desserts (especially the award-winning milkshakes) are crazy good. It’s truly comfort food made for vegans and vegetarians.
The dining room is not currently open, but you can order food for pickup or delivery.
Location: 2333 N Milwaukee Ave.
Another one of our favorite vegan/vegetarian spots in the neighborhood. The menu is diverse and constantly changing, with everything from empanadas to BBQ sandwiches. They also just started making milkshakes!
Location: 3315 W. Armitage Ave.
Longman & Eagle
This place was IMPOSSIBLE to get into when it first opened. While things have calmed down, the food is still worth waiting for, and their burger is one of our favorites. They also have an extensive whiskey list and — fun fact — two guest rooms available, should you wish to book a staycation / whiskey tasting.
L&E is currently open for carry-out, as well as patio dining Mon-Thurs 3-10p, and Fri-Sun: 10a-10p.
Location: 2657 N. Kedzie
Our dogs have spent many a day (and night) on this patio. We love their burger, as well as just about everything else they make. If you like sour beers, this is your spot.
The patio is open for dining (read rules here), and they’re offering takeout and delivery.
Location: 3204 W. Armitage Ave.
“A burger so good, it deserved its own restaurant.” Mini Mott is the little sister restaurant to Mott St., Chef Edward Kim’s Asian-American restaurant in Wicker Park. (Another amazing spot.) According to burger lore (and Mini Mott’s website) in 2015, Eater Chicago challenged Kim to add a burger to the Mott St. menu. The result (double Angus patty with American cheese, hoisin aioli, sweet potato frizzles, pickled jalapenos, pickles, miso butter and onions) was so insanely good, he decided to give it its own restaurant.
Mini Mott is open for takeout, or limited space patio dining.
Location: 3057 W. Logan Blvd.
A small natural wine shop connected to Cellar Door Provisions. We love Diversey for its thoughtfully curated selection of natural wines, friendly, helpful staff and monthly wine club. The interior is currently closed, but you can order online for pickup or delivery.
Current hours: 11a-6p every day. No deliveries on Monday or Sunday.
Location: 3023 W. Diversey Ave.
*photos taken directly from Diversey Wine website
Your Happy Place
A Logan Square staple! Your Happy Place is such a cool spot with a unique selection of wines, beer and spirits, rotating art gallery and super friendly staff. The owners, Julie and David, are some of the nicest people we know. They’re invested in the community, and have always opened their doors to local artists, small businesses, etc., looking to get the word out.
Right now, they’re offering free delivery, as well as 10% off online orders of $100 using the coupon code “save10for100.” They’ve also started selling cocktail kits and have recently launched a wine club: $30 for two hand-selected wines every month, or $45 for three.
Location: 2501 A N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago Distilling Co.
A local female-owned, family-operated craft distillery that makes delicious canned cocktails. During COVID, they’ve started making hand sanitizer and cocktails to-go.
Location: 2359 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Temple of the Dog & Meow Lounge
The staff here are pros and do everything they can to make the grooming experience pleasant. They’re definitely animal people, and use all-natural bathing and grooming products.
Location: 2526 N. California Ave.
Another great groomer in Logan Square. You can bring your pup in for an appointment with a CPR certified groomer, or use the self wash station. Salon Dog also sells holistic food and unique merch you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
Location: 2542 W. Fullerton Ave.
For Dog’s Sake
One of our favorite pet supply stores in the neighborhood. Marcia, the owner, is super knowledgeable about pet nutrition, and has been committed to providing healthier, thoughtful food choices to the Chicago animal community for the last 30 years. Also, this place is huge. So much stuff.
Location: 1757 N. Kimball Ave.