Last year, I provided what I thought was a helpful suggestion: steal the one-night-only Halloween theme idea of Lula Cafe in Chicago. I suggested that it would be a fun event for both the staff and the customer, I provided a link to a news story about Lula's previous incarnations, I did everything I could to kickstart the idea, short of buying a restaurant and doing it myself (which I don't have the credit or cash for, sadly).
But now, another Halloween has rolled past and Lula switched form for another fun day, this time into Taco Hell, complete with purple polo shirts and Mexican food celebrity Rick Bayless dressed as Satan. Lula stuck to their farm driven ideals, making what were likely quite delicious takes on chalupas and taco supremes, and everyone had a good time. Wouldn't something similar be a ton of fun at The Cup, Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails, or even Kingfisher? Just somewhere? Oh well. A blogger can dream.
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