Second Annual Logan Square Chefs' Dinner to Benefit the Comfort Station
Celebrate Logan Square's finest chefs in a stunning, one-of-a-kind, 6-course meal at Lula Cafe. Featuring Yusho's Matthias Merges, Longman & Eagle's Jared Wentworth, Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice, Telegraph's Johnny Anderes, and Lula Cafe's Jason Hammel, with dessert by Bang Bang Pie Shop. $175 ticket price includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, six courses, wine, tax, and gratuity. All proceeds go to Comfort Station.
Last year marked the first annual Chef's Dinner hosted by Lula Cafe in benefit of Comfort Station, supported by a similar cast of incredible Logan Square chefs. The event was extremely well-attended, and raised $6500 in benefit of the fledgeling non-profit multidisciplinary art space, that was put toward the space's programming and operational expenses.
"Last year's benefit changed everything for Comfort Station, not only monetarily, but also the way people perceived the space," said David Keel, Director of Comfort Station. "Having internationally known chefs from institutions like Lula, Longman & Eagle, Bonsoiree, Telegraph, and Fat Rice, endorse a young neighborhood art space was just incredible for us, and brought a credibility to Comfort Station that just wasn't there before. This allowed us to expand our programming, bring in an amazing volunteer base, and increase our following."
Comfort Station is a turn-of-the-century structure turned multidisciplinary arts space in the heart of Chicago's Logan Square. Originally a shelter for trolley riders in the early 1900s, the building was eventually defunct and was used to store the city's lawn equipment for decades. The space was adopted and restored in 2010 by Logan Square Preservation and opened as its current incarnation as a community-focused art space in 2011.
As the only structure of its kind still standing along the entire boulevard system, Comfort Station represents the preservation of a neighborhood rich in history, while playing host to exhibitions and events that promote its present culture.
In 2012 Comfort Station was awarded a Propeller Grant to support its place in the Chicago arts community, and in 2013 it won the Reader's Best of Chicago award for Best Small Venue for Big Ideas and Best Outdoor Screening Series. Its diverse programming includes monthly fine art exhibits, weekly film and music events, a monthly community potluck, lecture series, poetry readings, as well as myriad unique events presented by local artists and performers.
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