Every August, we make an annual trek to Chicago for Northalsted Market Days. Market Days is one of Chicago’s many street festivals, this one taking place on Halsted Street in Boystown. This year, after the partying ended on Sunday night/Monday morning, we headed over to our friend Mikey’s house around the corner from our AirBnB to spend a few extra days in the city relaxing and hanging out with Mike. Shameless plug: Mike is awesome and you should go read his book and my post about it here. Once we got our stuff situated in our bedroom and realized that our hangovers were coming in hot, we decided to head to lunch around the corner. There are plenty of independent restaurants and shops in the area but we STUMBLD into Lady Gregory’s and we needed food and drinks so we were in.
The name doesn’t offer up much as to what’s in store but we weren’t disappointed. Andrew went for the grilled cheese with bacon while I went for the mac and cheese with bacon. The grilled cheese was nice and crunchy on the outside and super gooey on the inside with four different cheeses and even more cheese crusted on the bread. The mac and cheese was blended cavatappi pasta with Irish cheddar, bacon, tomato and caramelized onion.
With an Irish pub vibe of dark shelves and a large bar area, Lady Gregory’s is incredibly inviting and comfortable. The food is top notch and the drinks are served in adorable old style glassware. If you’re in Andersonville, be sure to check it out for brunch, lunch, or dinner…promise we wouldn’t steer you wrong!