summer house santa monica.

a couple of weeks ago, my friends decided to try the newest lettuce entertain you restaurant ... summer house santa monica on halsted in lincoln park. i, however, was unable to attend this ultra-fun outing. so instead, josh & i opted for brunch there one chilly saturday.

summer house's description is kind of amazing. let me set the mood : "the california-influenced, american restaurant features a wood-fire grill as its centerpiece & dishes out an ever-changing menu that spotlights locally-sourced produce & ingredients whenever possible." how incredible does this sound, chiberians? i mean, come on. in the midst of our cold, even though it's kind of going away (not really), the feeling of lunching at a cafe in the california sun is glorious.

here's what i had ...

sunrise punch :
breakfast cocktail perfection.

mission street burrito :
whole wheat tortilla, spinach, corn, tofu. (no egg.)
i'm pretty much always craving carbs. so anything in a wrap is delicious to me. great flavor here. no complaints.

seasonal fresh fruit plate :
mango, pineapple, cantaloupe, pomegranate & mixed berries. 
never in my life have i had such delicious, fresh fruit. never. and oh, so beautiful!

summer house has a couple of other vegan options on the brunch menu. stand by for details on dinner. i'm sure i'll be back soon.

summer house santa monica
1954 north halsted street
chicago, il 60614