The highlight of Halloween in Chicago is the costume Lula Café wears. Yes, each year the Logan Square restaurant dresses up for the day. This costume often takes the shape of another restaurant or bar, such as “Violent Hour,” with dozens of local bartenders dressed as zombies, or “Taco Hell,” with special guest Rick Bayless playing the devil. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, this year, the 15th anniversary of the restaurant, will be the final year it dons a disguise.
The last hurrah will be a quinceañera — a celebration held in Hispanic culture when a girl turns 15-years-old. The party begins at 7 PM with a mariachi band, chocolate fountains and plenty of pink and gold decorations. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes or traditional fluffy dresses for the evening that includes free food and specialty cocktails.