After the YumUniverse party, Jess and Alden and I headed to Nightwood a restaurant by the same people that do Lula in Logan Square that I’ve always wanted to try. It was about 90 degrees outside at 8 p.m. and the only seating they had without a wait was outside, so we just decided to suck it up and sit out there. Here are some photos from our meal.. they were taken in streetlight lighting, so they’re not the greatest, but you get the idea.
To start, we got biscuits with whipped honey butter and a heirloom tomato, arugula and parmesan salad with aged balsamic and rich olive oil.
For our main courses Jess and I split the wood-grilled whole Wisconsin trout with salsa verde, black beans, sweet corn, and pico de gallo. It was a tasty dish and nice and light for the summertime. Alden had the roasted Gunthrop Farm duck leg with radicchio and black olives. I had a taste and it was very good. Alden said he liked it but there were so many olives, it was a little overwhelming.
For dessert we got brown sugar vanilla gelato and blackberry gelato to try to beat the heat.
I liked Nightwood fine. I think that I would have had a better experience if I wasn’t sweating buckets through my whole meal. It didn’t help that we were seating with our backs against a brick wall that had absorbed heat all day. It felt like leaning against a heater. I’ll definitely want to go back the next time I’m in Pilsen!