PRLog - July 23, 2012 - CHICAGO -- Hawaiian-born, Chicago-raised and former bar and club manager, Layla Malia K., had a vision to create a comfortable little nook, where she could serve up farm-fresh eggs and Swedish coffee while sharing her eclectic music playlists with her guests. She succeeded with the newest Humboldt Park gem, Grandma J’s Local Kitchen.
Owner Layla behind the bar at Grandma J's
“After moving back to Chicago, I wanted to pay homage to my old neighborhood,”
Not only is the menu packed with bold, organic flavors, but the staff has the personality to match. From Layla’s Second City stand-up background, to Chef Amy’s quick-witted sarcasm, this place is more like brunch-and-a-
While waiting for food to be served up hot, guests can browse through the hand-made clothing, check out the photo-adorned walls or munch on freebie fruit plates while sitting at a cozy table, or the house-dubbed “VIP Bar."
While Grandma J’s is a breakfast and lunch joint, they pride themselves on the bloody mary and mimosa spreads set out for those who bring in the hair of the dog.
With locally grown ingredients, decent prices and great ambiance, the recently opened spot is sure to become a neighborhood favorite.
Grandma J’s was established June 2012.