PRLog - Oct. 28, 2012 - CHICAGO -- After only four months of serving up organic brunch and lunch plates accompanied by mimosa platters and bloody mary buffets, the little gem on the corner of North Ave & Kedzie Ave, has found itself in high demand. Café owner, Layla Malia Krause, is excited to share the love and open the doors a few nights a week, to cater to those who are unable to enjoy a delicious daytime benedict, or the infamously addictive french toast sticks.
Grandma J's Awning on North & Kedzie
“Honestly, we held a private party here one night, and the lights and candles made it looked so pretty I decided to open at night and share it with the public,” says Krause jokingly.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 6pm-10pm, guests can enjoy belly-filling options such oven-roasted pork tenderloin with homemade gravy, a whole-baked cinnamon apple, sweet and gooey on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside, alongside cabbage sauté and a thick-cut roasted potato wedge. While the menu changes every weekend, all ingredients are locally grown and flavors paired perfectly on every plate.
To make a splash for its grand opening to the public, Krause will be throwing down a Southern-Style Shrimp Boil, complete with spicy, Cajun Andouille sausage, corn on the cobb, carrots, potatoes and everything else under the kitchen sink, spiced to perfection and served up piping hot.
“Fall is the perfect weather for a shrimp boil, and it’s something that neighbors, friends and family all gather for. It seems fitting for our neighborhood and all of the guests who we have become friends with over the past four months,” says Krause.
The Southern-Style Shrimp Boil will be held November 1-3, for friends and neighbors to come enjoy and celebrate the grand opening of the new dinner hours at Grandma J’s.