The General

2528 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL, 60647

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Gourmet Foods - Cooking Supplies, Mexican, Delicatessen, Southern

Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Dining at Bar, Entertainment: DJ, Takeout, Meet for a Drink, Natural/Organic Ingredients, Street Parking, Entertainment: Live Music

The General - Chicago

While the sheer number of excellent dining and drinking destinations in Logan Square is outstanding, the choices can get overwhelming. One up-and-coming neighborhood gem that's quickly gaining ground is The General, a Southern-focused eatery and bar showcasing a hit bluegrass brunch every Saturday.

That's when three- or four-piece bands set up at the front of the dining room and perform for a few hours as guests munch on signature dishes like the waffle cone and fried chicken taco or The General's Benedict of biscuits, homemade sausage, hollandaise, chives and a touch of paprika.

Dinner is as equally entertaining, with comedy performances on Thursdays, and a daily menu certain to gain regular followers. Highlights include soul nachos (​smoked brisket, pork or chicken, cheddar and chihuahua sauce garnished with house slaw, black eyed peas, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole), half-fried deviled eggs, smoked bourbon brisket tacos and blackened smoked tofu.

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