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Cocktail hopping in Logan Square this past weekend we pop into Lula Cafe on Kedzie to try one of their new spring cocktails- the Parakeet made of Campari, lemon, gin, and mas fi' cava. In the next room we see skincare experts, Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz chowing down on Jason Hammel's creations. They were in town over the weekend giving one-on-one skincare consultations.
We stop by their low profile corner table where we catch them canoodling over the table. Wondering if their world renowned skincare brand is reflected in their personal lifestyle, we ask them the real questions: Who are you wearing and what did you order?
Andrew- "Well, I think this is a Barney's Co-op sweatshirt and a Pringle shirt? am I right Matthew? I just bought in Amsterdam."
They sip their drinks and sass each other back and forth a bit about wether or not Matthew would have known the shirt was Pringle. Listening intently, we get the feeling we're not the only ones who love Lula's cocktails.
Matthew- without hesitation, "Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair from Opening Ceremony and a vintage Helmut Lang sweater and a pair Brooks Brothers chinos.
To eat, they both started with the hearts of escarole salad which includes speck, grapefruit confit, black walnuts and a creamy tarragon dressing at $14. Andrew thought it's excellence was unparalleled and told us his main course was a smoked pheasant with maccheroni, stinging nettles, pistachios with house made ricotta for $22. Andrew followed it up with an "Awesome". Matthew had the chicken, which he says, "is not as boring as it sounds." It came with fingerling potatoes, garlic spinach and a really good thyme au jus for $19.
Racked- "To drink?"
Andrew- "Too much! No, we got an Italian Campo Novo and a French Bordeaux. This is only the second glass but we had a few before coming to Lula.
· Malin+Goetz [Official Site]
· Lula Cafe [Official Site]