There’s no doubt that Chicagoans hold much pride for the Windy City. But a summer escape in the midst of this frigid, negative-degree weather? Where do we sign up?
Fortunately for locals, you needn’t book a flight or kill yourself in the gym – just head over to Summer House Santa Monica and you’ll immediately be transported by its west coast flair. The California-inspired restaurant opened a couple of months ago in Lincoln Park by restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises with Chef Jeff Mahin.
Aside from its expected clean, modern aesthetic, Chef Mahin plans to change the menu routinely, but will use locally-sourced produce and ingredients when possible. If you’re not about that light and healthy California life and want something a bit heavier, Chef Mahin’s signature artisanal bread program is not to be overlooked. There’s also a long wine list and, to round out its offerings, pastry and sweets are also available. But our favorite part about the new venture? The wood-fire grill that sits in the center of the venue. Read More