A day after my last post the Chicago Reader came out with its “Best of Chicago 2010” issue. The accidental theme of the issue is “street smarts.” Though, am I lacking them because I found it a bit cumbersome to find the Logan Square gems in this, the third annual, issue? No fears; they are there.
“Best of” in Logan Square
I want to highlight those that are relevant to this blog’s geographic focus:
Lula Café resurfaces, chosen in the readers’ poll in the more traditional category of Best Brunch of 2010.
And newcomer Longman & Eagle continues its year of accolades as the readers’ choice for Best New Restaurant of 2010…,
runner-up for Best New Bar (also see Next we conquer the world! ).
Finally, in the beyond quirky category of Best Place to Get Hopped Up on Caffeine and Play Mike Tyson’s Punch-out!! 2010, the Reader picked New Wave Coffee! (adding to its “Best new coffee shop to write a paper in while listening to good music” honor [see Mo’ best Logan Square]).
I don’t think any of these honored is a surprise to those of us who live in the area. Congratulations for the recognition is in order though. Thanks for making Logan Square great!
Art in the Park: Experience live painting Saturday, July 17, from 10:00 a.m. –
3:00 p.m. at Unity Park, 2636 N. Kimball Ave.; while they last: a free canvas and paint (or bring your own), food and music, all you need to create a piece to display in the upcoming Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival; registration requested (email info at unityparkchicago dot-org).