Local Foods Café

A casual lunch and brunch counter
serving locally-sourced American cafe fare

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Italian-Style Elotes Recipe

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Daily Menu

The ingredients Local Foods Café uses govern our daily-changing menu.
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For the Kids

Grilled Cheese 
with Hook’s Ched­dar

Plain Hot Dog 

with house made jam

Gra­nola, Yogurt & Fruit 
with house gra­nola and sea­son­al fruit


Toma­to Soup & Cheesy Toast
Clas­sic cream of toma­to with a spicy, gar­licky kick

Grits with Greens & Sun­ny­side Egg
McK­askel corn grits with roast­ed greens & a farm egg

Chick­en Cae­sar Sal­ad
with roast­ed chick­en, kale, house­made cae­sar, parme­san, & crou­tons

Chimichur­ri Grilled Veg­etable Sal­ad
with sea­son­al veg­eta­bles, greens, & gar­lic bread crumbs

Wild Rice Grain Bowl
with roast­ed green beans, pre­served egg­plant, pick­les & greens

Seasonal Plates

Chick­en Gyro Flat­bread
with gar­lic dill sour cream, pick­led squash, & dressed greens

Cheese Plate
dai­ly selec­tion of cheese

Meat Plate
dai­ly selec­tion of char­cu­terie

Seasonal Sides

Hand­cut Fries 
with Local Folks ketchup

Samosa” Soup
pota­toes, peas, fenu­greek, cilantro, masala crack­er

Hearty Greens Sal­ad
light­ly dressed sea­son­al greens

Elotes Ital­iano
with basil mayo, Sar­tori parme­san, pars­ley oil, & alep­po pep­per

Dai­ly Pan­zanel­la
fried bread sal­ad with MightyVine cher­ry toma­toes, basil oil & cheese


Chica­go Dog
Our Butch­er & Larder hot dog dressed in the
best condi­ments from around the Mid­west

MightyVine toma­toes, bacon
& sea­son­al greens

Smoked Turkey Melt
with caramelized onion, kream mus­tard, mayo, swiss, let­tuce, & pick­les

with ched­dar, mayo, let­tuce, toma­to, pick­les, & fries

Veg­gie Burg­er
with swiss, pick­les, mayo, let­tuce, toma­to & fries

Grilled Shishi­to & Bleu Melt
with pick­led banana pep­pers, toma­to, & greens


Served all day Saturday & Sunday

Plates & Bowls

Grits, Greens & Sun­ny Side Egg
add a side of Bacon!

Break­fast BLT
MightyVine toma­toes, greens, sun­ny side egg & bacon

Cheesy Pota­to Frit­ta­ta
with green sal­ad

Gra­nola & Yogurt Jar
Stock gra­nola lay­ered with Iowa yogurt & jam

Break­fast Hash
with two sun­ny­side eggs

Beef Fat Pota­toes
Baked pota­toes made crispy
in beef fat


Morning Pastries



Pop Tarts
Our riff on the clas­sic

Cin­na­mon Rolls
hand-rolled brioche with
spiced maple fill­ing

Seasonal Brunch Specials

Fan­cy Farmer’s Break­fast
with B&L ham, beef fat pota­toes, two duck eggs, ramp vinai­grette, toast & jam

Whole Wheat Pan­cakes
with cher­ry com­pote, bacon brit­tle & creme fraiche