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'The General' Aims to Take Your Orders This Spring in Logan Square

Boutique grocer/restaurant boasts in-house smoked meats and homemade tortillas.

The General
The General
The General
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A restaurant and boutique grocery store is planned to open this spring on California Avenue in Logan Square serving Mexican and southern soul food.

The "farm to taqueria" concept at 2528 N. California Ave., the former Provenance Food and Wine space, will be called The General, and feature items from Midwestern vendors. They'll serve booze on premises (management touts its Bloody Mary bar) to go along with in-house smoked meats, homemade tortillas and salsas. The General is named for General John A. Logan, Logan Square's namesake. The menu hasn't been shared, but the description of the cuisine sure sounds similar to One Off Hospitality's Tex-Mex diner, Dove's Luncheonette in Wicker Park.

Anthony Mugica will be the executive chef and has spent time in South Carolina focusing on barbecue. He trained under chef Dirk Flanigan, of The Gage, Henri and Green Door fame. Mugica also also gained experience catering for rock bands including The Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys and Barenaked Ladies, according to a news release.

The General will also have space for private events and outdoor seating. Check back for more information as it gets closer to opening.