Daisies, a beloved pasta-driven veggie-centric restaurant in Logan Square has undergone a big makeover, moving down the street from its original location. Dinner service at the new space started back in March, and it’s a big hit, featuring delectable pasta dishes galore!
The new 5,500-square-foot restaurant is just down the street. The menu still features customer favorites (like handmade pasta) along with an expanded menu. The airy space was designed by Rachel Crowl of Chicago-based architecture and design firm FC Studio Inc.
Executive Chef and Owner Joe Frillman, Partner and Executive Pastry Chef Leigh Omilinsky, and the rest of the Radicle Food Group have expanded on the beloved menu, bringing made-from-scratch food to Logan Square customers, sourcing produce from Frillman Farms offerings. Along with an expanded menu comes a mix of garden cocktails from Bar Manager Seth Marquez.
With a larger dining room, the locally sourced menu also includes a larger pasta and pastry production room, meaning the daytime cafe and pastry bar, which plans to open mid-April) will be well stocked with an expanded coffee bar and more.
There are also several new interactive experiences available at Daisies, some of which include cooking and pasta-making classes, collaboration dinners, and charity and community events that feature partnerships with nationally renowned chefs visiting Chicago. Longtime customers can also expect book signings and additional community-focused activations to start in the summer.
Brunch service and a daytime coffee and pastry counter are also open at the Logan Square location on Monday through Sunday starting at 8 am and going until 3 pm.
As for the original location, Daisies’ first location (at 2523 N Milwaukee) is currently closed for renovation with plans to eventually transform the space into a full-time grocery, farmstand, and lunch spot, creating a permanent extension of the restaurant’s wildly popular Sunday Market concept which debuted during the height of the pandemic. This market will support fresh seasonal produce from Frillman Farms, along with a selection of small independent purveyors from around the region with favorites such as Spence Farm, Catalpa Grove, Mick Klüg Farm, and more making an appearance.
Dinner service is now open Tuesdays through Sundays. Make a reservation here!
[Featured photo via: Neil Burger]