Hey, another little cafe in Wrigleyville opened around six weeks ago, and how could you have too many? But don’t get all huffy about it. They sell a zillion different paninis and wraps, which is totally late 90s/early 00s (remember, it’s late 00s now), but at least they’re cheap (all under $6) and nominally upscale (ingredients include portobello mushrooms, prosciutto, and horseradish mayo, which are at least a step above mall food court). If pressed (a reference to the paninis!), we’d probably get the cilantro beef wrap with sliced roast beef, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, black olives and cilantro with chipotle dressing for $5.75. Or, since this is a coffee place, a triple espresso con panna for $1.95. Anyway, who knows? Maybe it’s good. We certainly wish any non-chain the best of luck with grabbing a foothold or four in the neighborhood.
[Photo: those legs seemed destined for a wrap sandwich, non? La Poupee (The Doll), Hans Bellmer, 1935]