September 22, 2023


Good Living

Land & Lake’s Ravenswood Restaurant Opens Friday In Former Fountainhead Spot

RAVENSWOOD — Land & Lake is opening a cafe in Ravenswood Friday in the outdated Fountainhead location.

The restaurant, which specializes in modern-day requires on vintage American dishes and craft cocktails, opens 4 p.m. Friday at 1970 W. Montrose Ave. The several hours this 7 days will be 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4-9 p.m. Sunday.

The restaurant will reopen next week 4-11 p.m. Thursday as a result of Saturday, and 4-9 p.m. Sunday. 

“The cafe will concentration on increasing to evening meal company daily and then weekend brunch in the coming weeks,” LM Cafe Group’s communications director Lauren Hammond said.

The Montrose Avenue spot is Land & Lake’s 3rd locale, following outposts in Andersonville and Downtown.

Renovations doubled the restaurant’s ability to 160 seats and a far more comfy rooftop patio, Hammond explained.

The patio now has a dumbwaiter to enable buyers to enjoy the restaurant’s whole menu although seated there, Hammond claimed.

“The large coated bar space is full with ceiling supporters and umbrellas present shade to the open up rooftop building the place the fantastic place to love a lovely Chicago day,” she explained.

The new proprietors also whitewashed brick partitions to accent the dining region, Hammond mentioned. They also commissioned Chicago artist Jason Brammer produce a custom wall mural depicting a composite street perspective of historically important buildings in Ravenswood together with All Saints Episcopal Church, Krause Music Retail store building, the Dr. Wallace C. Abbott Household and the Deagan Building, Hammond said.

The menu is identical to the Andersonville spot and characteristics objects like a buffalo marinated crispy cauliflower with fried onions and a vegan corn sauce a burger with American cheese, house built dill pickles, onions and Thousand Island dressing and a 15oz boneless seared 50 percent chicken with garlic, olive and thyme, served with contemporary slice fries and household pickles, explained Lauren Hammond, Hammond said.

“Given the restaurant’s proximity to Chicago’s famed Malt Row, Land & Lake Ravenswood will focus on highlighting locally brewed beers and craft cocktails making use of regionally and regionally distilled liquors, Hammond said.

Cocktails consist of Strawberry Fields made with CH Distillery rum and Amargo de Chile, strawberry very simple syrup and lime juice the Bourbon Mule manufactured with with Jeppson’s Bourbon, lime juice and ginger beer and the Mango sparkling cocktail produced with with Rhine Hall mango brandy, easy syrup, lemon juice and glowing wine, she said. 

Fountainhead shut after 10 many years in the neighborhood in November 2020, amid numerous places to eat and firms compelled to closed during the pandemic.

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