For our March/April edition of "Secret Source," top toque Abe Conlon shares his plans for spring, current obsessions and more.
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Logan Square. “It has a little bit of everything: some of the best restaurants and bars in the city, great nightlife and arts scene, coffee shops, organic grocery stores, the Logan Theater and more.”
“Lula Cafe (2537 N. Kedzie Ave., 773.489.9544). “It is the best restaurant. In Chicago, with something for everyone. Go with your mom, friends or take a date. Lula has exciting cocktails, thoughtful wine selections, hyperseasonal ingredients and craveable items that you can come back for at any time of the day. Plus, chef Jason Hammel is my spirit animal.”
“The Beastie Boys, for 30 years. These guys have [bent] and blended genres in music and style, floating between skate, street and punk.”
PLANS FOR SPRING
“I’d like to travel to far-off destinations for new inspiration and rejuvenation. Preferably warm and sunny places with lots of seafood.”
“Sushi. Always sushi. SoulCycle. Capoeira. Chicago’s local music scene—out-ofthe- box hip-hop: Kweku Collins, Rich Jones, Serengeti.”