A farm-to-table pioneer and one of the first restaurants of its kind in Logan Square, Lula Cafe was opened in total DIY fashion by executive chef/owner Jason Hammel and his wife, musician Amalea Tshilds, in 1999. Lula’s cuisine is focused on one fundamental principle: constant creativity inspired by the smallest moments of the season. The restaurant’s menus change daily to showcase ingredients at their peak, ranging from the more casual, yet inventive café menu to the contemporary selections on the dinner menu. Other unique offerings include a vegetarian tasting menu and the now institutional "Monday Night Farm Dinner," a fixed course menu of three brand new dishes. Over the last 16 years, Lula has created thousands of new ideas and offerings. For brunch - a Lula specialty - lines form each morning as patrons hustle for house made pastries, vegetable forward hearty morning fare, and enlivening cocktails. The team is led by newly appointed chef de cuisine Sarah Rinkavage, a recent winner of Zagat's 30 under 30 and Starchef's Rising Star award. Desserts by up-and-coming pastry chef Kelly Helgesen, also a Zagat's winner, are self-characterized as accessible and honest, and yet inspiringly new. Diana Hawkins oversees the beverage program and Jade Tulak, the friendly, thoughtful hospitality program. A much lauded art program, comfortable cafe atmosphere, and an online store (shoplulacafe.com), featuring goods made by the artist staff, round out the experience. Located at 2537 N. Kedzie Boulevard, the 100-seat eatery is open Sunday through Thursday (closed Tuesday) from 9am-12am and Friday and Saturday from 9am-1am. For more information, please visit lulacafe.com or call (773)489-9554.