Dunlay’s on the Square, Logan Square, Chicago
Dallas and I moved to Logan Square on Halloween 2008 and very shortly after the weather took a nosedive. We became VERY familiar with the taqueria, bar, diner, and bakery on our block, but didn’t venture out much farther than that.
Remember that freakish weekend a few weeks ago when it was 60 degrees outside? That weekend we finally got to go out and walk around and explore the neighborhood we moved into. We started out with brunch at Dunlay’s on the Square. Dallas had to try the Blue Cheese Chips (kettle chips smothered in a blue cheese bechamel topped with fresh blue cheese and Tabasco) because he LOVES blue cheese. He also had the Strange Daze Omelette (mozzarella, bacon, wild mushrooms, spinach, and hollandaise sauce). I had a bloody mary and the Wrightwood Salad (field greens, sliced chicken, tomatoes, craisens, avocado, almonds and goat cheese). We really liked everything we ate and enjoyed Dunlay’s. Dallas did have to admit that even though he is obsessed with blue cheese, the chips were a bit too much blue cheese. He liked his omelette but it was the hashbrowns that we were really impressed with. There is some secret cheese or cream ingredient in there that was making them extra delicious. My salad was great, too. Everything was in there.
After brunch we walked up Milwaukee and went to Game Stop. We looked at a bunch of games for the Wii, DS Lite, and PlayStation, but didn’t buy anything. We walked over to the Gap Outlet on Milwaukee. We browsed around and tried a few things on. Each of us ended up getting 1 or 2 things at a big discount. I think the Gap Outlet is probably hit and miss, but we got a few hits that day. We also went to Blockbuster and just browsed around. We didn’t get anything. On the way out we hit up the Baskin Robbins for some soft serve and frozen yogurt.
It was a beautiful day and I was so happy just to be spending time with Dallas outside and finally looking at the place we moved to months ago. Major spring fever now! I want to get my bike out!