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The graffiti theme carries on from Hotel Erwin to Larry's, which makes sense since father sand son team Erwin and Mark Sokol are behind both venues. Erwin has owned this block of land for the last 50 years and decided to build a restaurant dedicated to his long-time friend, artist Larry Bell, an individual known for his mirrored and translucent glass and plexiglass cubes from the 1960s.

And that partly explains the venue's cubic shape and omnipresent glass, the design for which was executed by the Spacecraft crew. For the most part, Larry's is an outside spot which offers a breeze of calm from the Venice Boardwalk, located just steps away. All table dining is outdoors, but Larry's indoor bar can be enclosed via retractable glass doors which line the patio.

Waterloo & City's chef Brendan Collins and Director of Operations Carolos Tomazos are running this neighborhood haunt, and similar to Waterloo, Collins' menu pays homage to France, Italy, California, and the UK. All plates are priced under $15 like the BBQ Eel and Foie Gras Terrine with Muscat Gelee, Soy Reduction, Petite Salad, and Toast; Local Halibut and Scallop Ceviche with Nanjim Dressing, Cucumber Cilantro, and Red Onion; and Green Gazpacho topped with Char-Grilled Squid Salad, Smoked Almonds, and Green Grapes. There will also be a chalkboard with daily seasonal specials.

Because there's nothing better on a hot summer day than an ice cold craft beer, Larry has you covered. Local and international boutique brews come 26 to the tap and even more by bottle, in addition to wine and some soju elixirs. Larry's opens on Tuesday and hours of operation run as follows: Lunch from 11:30AM-2:30PM, and diner from 5-10:30PM, daily. Mid-afternoon, late-night, and brunch menus to come this fall.
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Larry's

1020 West Lawrence Avenue, , IL 60640 (872) 873-1001 Visit Website

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