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Luella’s Owners to Open Bucktown Fried Chicken Restaurant Next Week

Luella’s Gospel Bird prepares to take flight on Damen

Luella’s Gospel Bird is buttermilk fried chicken that’s similar to New Orleans barbecue.
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The new Bucktown restaurant from the owner and chef at Luella’s Southern Kitchen should open next week. Luella’s Gospel Bird will feature fried chicken from Darnell Reed as Reed opens his second restaurant. The opening date is Wednesday, November 7 at 2009 N. Damen Avenue, according to Reed. That’s the former Sublime Sushi space near the northeast corner of Armitage and Damen.

Reed serves up fried chicken at his Lincoln Square restaurant. His second restaurant tweaks that recipe, smothering the bird with a tangy Creole sauce that provides a moderate level of heat. Shrimp and grits, biscuits, and a brunch menu will also be offered. One brunch item is a French toast made with challah, blueberry compote, Chantilly cream, and a brown sugar glaze.

It’s a small space and Reed hopes that locals in neighborhoods like Wicker Park and Logan Square will take advantage of delivery options. However, Reed knows how popular brunch time is for the neighborhood and he’s eager to show off a top-notch brunch. Look for more details next week.

Breaking News: We open our doors Wednesday 11/7/18! We hope to see you here! 2009 North Damen, Chicago Illinois Bucktown!

Posted by Luella’s Gospel Bird on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Luella's Southern Kitchen

4609 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60625 (773) 961-8196 Visit Website

Luella's Gospel Bird

2009 North Damen Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 904-7704 Visit Website

Sublime Sushi

2009 Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 772-8744 Visit Website