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Updated: Catalpa Kitchen Bringing the Lumber on Saturday to Logan Square

Former La Tache owner follows up with her take on the modern diner.

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UPDATED: Post now includes new menus.

Saturday means the wait will finally end in Logan Square for Catalpa Kitchen, Lynn Malec's follow up to La Tache. They'll open up and serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with a menu that exudes a bit of Latin flair.

Inside the space there's a modern diner atmosphere. They've gone full-blast with the arbor feel, as trunks decorate the space. Malec noticed the Catalpa trees on the streets near the restaurant and went with the theme. The wooden tables keep with the earth tones, with a bar finished with lighter woods. Outside there's nine tables on the patio. They've changed up the name, ditching "cafe" for "kitchen," but the concept remains the same.

The bar will serve alcohol, juices — even juices spiked with booze. Pancakes, waffles and French toast fill a breakfast arsenal that also includes Irish oatmeal. Lunch time brings out sandwiches and burgers made from grass-fed beef. Spaghetti, enchiladas and a catch of the day round out the dinner selections. Check out the menus, which are subject to change, below.

There's been activity all summer at the space, but Saturday's the soft opening, as reported by Urban Daddy.

Catalpa Kitchen, 2800 W. Logan Blvd., (872) 206-2856, hours not posted yet.

Catalpa Kitchen Dinner

Catalpa Kitchen Brunch

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2800 W Logan blvd, Chicago, IL 60647 (872) 315-3947 Visit Website