Luella‘s Southern Kitchen is a new Southern restaurant in Chicago’s Lincoln Square launched this past February by the talented chef and owner Darnell Reed. The food is delicious. Trust me.
Chef Reed is a graduate of the Washburne Culinary Institute and is best known for his 18-year career at Hilton Hotels. He has always dreamed of opening his own restaurant inspired by his great-grandmother Luella, from whom he gained his great love of Southern cuisine, he explained.
“The great thing about Southern cuisine is that it offers a wide range of tasty flavor profiles,” said Chef Reed. “While many of the Southern staples remain on the heartier side, warmer weather gives cooks in The South an opportunity to take advantage of seasonal produce and lighten up the dishes. This is what we’re doing this spring at Luella‘s. We’re also making some changes to respond to the requests of our guests.”
Now that the Chicago weather is breaking (kind of), people can’t help but peek into Luella‘s Southern Kitchen big picture windows to see the casual restaurant serving both traditional and contemporary versions of Southern food with roots in Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi and the Carolinas. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
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