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By Damian & Jessica Warzecha
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About this project

We've decided to go another route to fund Lucy's neighborhood joint and have cancelled our kickstarter campaign, but we will still be opening at 1043 N California Ave this summer 2017.

For updates, check out our website lucyschicago.com. See you on the patio!

The best damn fried chicken you'll ever taste
The best damn fried chicken you'll ever taste

 

We started Lucy's as a food truck which quickly became a popular joint. Since our opening, the truck has earned a great deal of praise and  from its customers. 

Lucy's serves a thoughtfully crafted classic american menu, delivering the best damn fried chicken, steak burgers, and hand-cut fries you've ever tasted.

At our location in Humboldt Park, we will expand our menu and will also feature classic 1960's inspired cocktails, draft beer from local breweries that we've met on our adventures with the food truck, and a cozy patio hangout in the back. 

Lucy's neighborhood joint is going to be an incredible addition to the California Corridor in Humboldt Park and we need your help to make it happen!

The Vibe

Lucy's art symbolizes revival, forward movement, change and a fearlessness that can't be extinguished. It's the perfect analogy for the neighborhood and how we operate.

Our walls will feature 60's inspired murals. His authentic style has been integral to the spirit of Lucy's since day one. 

Lucy's truck art in-progress (Jeff Zimmerman)
Lucy's truck art in-progress (Jeff Zimmerman)

Envision it: a neighborhood spot with no frills, no expectations. Just cold beer, damn good food, and a place to hang for as long as you please.

Inspiration for our patio look
Inspiration for our patio look


String lights, picnic tables, ping pong games, Beatles and blues, pin up revival art, bonfires, beer and classic drinks, friends, a sense of community. Green plants everywhere.

Lucy's is an approachable, no bullshit neighborhood hangout spot. It's happening. Make it happen with us!

Lucy's hand-cut fries, so fresh.
Lucy's hand-cut fries, so fresh.


How do I know you're gonna get it done?

We both came up from nothing. We're both immigrants who moved here on our own. We went from being a server and a bouncer to opening our first food truck in six months. We built the Pierogi Wagon ourselves, from scratch, on Ashland avenue outside our apartment building. We push the envelope, we improvise. We make shit happen. Only a few years later, we now have three successful food trucks that hustle the streets 365 days a year, many employees and thousands of loyal fans. Every day is a challenge, and we thrive that way.

Lucy's breakfast burger. Brunch. Bloody Mary, anyone?
Lucy's breakfast burger. Brunch. Bloody Mary, anyone?



Why this neighborhood?
California corridor has become our home. We live here, we work here. We take our kids to the neighborhood park, drink coffee from the local coffee shops. We love the people, the vibe. We've operated our trucks from our licensed commercial kitchen on California avenue for three years now. We've watched the neighborhood bloom and grow with our own eyes. Humboldt Park is where it's at.

We think it's about time we opened our doors to the community. 

California Corridor (California & Augusta shown)
California Corridor (California & Augusta shown)

Lucy's is coming, do it with us. 

So grab a t-shirt or a sandwich (or a year's worth), help us out, and let's build Lucy's together.

P.S. Lucy's golden fries are to die for. Just sayin'.
P.S. Lucy's golden fries are to die for. Just sayin'.

 

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    Unlimited golden fries for a year!

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    Unlimited burgers for a year!

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    Unlimited everything for a year!

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    Lucy's patio buyout party!

    Patio party with food included for up to 50 people on a mutually agreed upon date and time.

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    Rent Lucy's food truck!

    2 hours of unlimited service with Lucy's Food Truck for up to 100 people!

    Valid within 25 miles of our brick and mortar. Contact us for larger parties or further locations.

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