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Jay Lovell To Open Highwood Restaurant

Award winning Lake Forest restaurant plans a Highwood eatery on a smaller, more casual scale.

Jay Lovell, owner of Lovell's of Lake Forest, will open this Highwood restaurant next month.
Jay Lovell, owner of Lovell's of Lake Forest, will open this Highwood restaurant next month.

Jay and Darice Lovell, owners of Lovell’s of Lake Forest, will open a smaller and different restaurant next month across from Ft. Sheridan in Highwood, according to a posting on the restaurant’s Facebook Page.

The sign on the new eatery reads, “Jay Lovell’s” on the first line with “fresh, homemade, seasonal” below it in smaller letters. The Facebook page mentions that as well.

“We are just opening a second smaller restaurant along Sheridan Road across from Fort Sheridan,” Jay Lovell said on the eatery’s Facebook Page. “Fresh, Homemade, Seasonal. A New Restaurant.”

While Lovell’s of Lake Forest, known for its award winning and gourmet food, is open for lunch and dinner, the new restaurant will open at 7 a.m. for breakfast, start serving lunch at 11 a.m. and continue to feed customers through dinner, according to the Facebook Page.

The Lovells will bring the hamburger, pulled pork and Reuben sandwiches to Highwood and incorporate a southern flair as well, according to a story in Forest & Bluff Magazine. Some of the homemade dishes will include comfort food like chicken meat loaf and smoked brisket.

Fresh baked goods will be another hallmark of the new place, according to Forest & Bluff. Cinnamon buns will be on the breakfast menu and there will be plenty of pies including a happy hour for them between 3 and 5 p.m. The pies can also be purchased separately and taken home.

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forest barbieri January 13, 2014 at 06:15 PM
Sounds good. We will be sure to try it when you open. If Ed comes in (Nice guy), might consider asking him not to write a raving review as that has not worked out so well for other restaurateurs:)
The Voice of Highland Park January 13, 2014 at 06:18 PM
We welcome another restaurant choice to the Highland Park/Highwood restaurant scene. Maybe if the central business district landlords were alittle more giving we would have more restaurants and not have restaurants leave (read Rosebud)
Highlands HP'er January 14, 2014 at 12:14 AM
Can't wait. I really wish we had more places for take out that were in between fast food and sit down restaurants. Even the Chinese food selections in the area don't really excite me.
AK January 14, 2014 at 09:48 AM
Can't wait for more burgers, fries and pies. Sounds fresh and seasonal to me.
Ed Brill January 14, 2014 at 11:21 AM
I'm mostly out of the review business except for on the foodie boards. :-)
forest barbieri January 14, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Ed: Missing you on the blogs! How is the book coming? Best
Cathy Mac January 14, 2014 at 04:42 PM
Yay - am hoping they stay - and draw in enough customers to upgrade the area along with a few others that have started there. Then maybe we can convince them to uupgrade the signage for that area, and maybe put the parking in the back so the front of the stripcan be better landscaped more aesthetically and utilized for outdoor eating :) Then....maybe the ice cream shop might be motivated to wash and clean its store!
Stu Pidasso January 14, 2014 at 06:02 PM
Cathy Your funny!! Lets see if this will motivate Sandy to clean up his store!!!!
AK January 16, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Some people think he and Benjamin are communicating with the same aliens.
Ann March 08, 2014 at 09:20 AM
Looking forward to a casual comfort food venue with great ingredients! Super idea and one that our family will support

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