Lula Café is Delicious!

As a continuation of my slacker-hood of grocery shopping, I have been busy traveling and eating in restaurants.  This past weekend I was in Chicago, attending a wedding, riding bicycles along Lake Michigan, meeting up with friends, and eating lots of delicious foods.  It was even more fun than I anticipated!

In Logan Square (a little north and pretty west of downtown, on the blue line) there is supposed to be a giant Farmer's Market on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm.  Although I was busy wandering Wrigleyville and bicycling during those hours, my posse and I made it to the scene around 8 pm and we were able to partake of the wares of the market at an amazing café in the square: Lula.

The flavor combinations were truly amazing, and I ate way more than I should (3 courses!), but it was worth it and I would do it again.

Here's what I ordered:

lula house salad (v fresh, great dressing, homemade bread slices and herbed butter)
pasta yiayia
vanilla gelato

Check out their menu and check out the Logan Square Farmer's Market site.  I will be back for a market visit.


I'm Nuts for LÄRABAR

It's true. I have been so crazy-busy so far this summer that I have not achieved my goal of visiting all of the green markets here in NYC by any stretch. My new plan is to visit them as soon as I can get to them and then report.

In the meantime, I suggest that any of you who partake of Luna bars or Kind bars or the like, or even if you don't, take a bite (if you haven't already) of the LÄRABAR. That's right.  go to your local Whole Foods or GNC (these are the places I know have them) and get one. There are many flavors to try. That's right - pick up one or twelve.  Keep them in your purse or satchel for when you are so hungry, you're getting grumpy. Just do this.

Here's the deal: these bars are all fruit and nuts, no crazy chemicals or sugar or HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup).  Fruit and nuts.  That's all.  And they are good.  Get one.  Check out their website (click on the title of this entry and it will take you there.)  There are new flavors this summer: Coconut Cream Pie and Peanut Butter Cookie.  Plus their logo/label is super-duper-ific, very classic.  Nice, simple website, too.