A few weeks ago, my husband and I traveled to Chicago to celebrate our anniversary. We made sure to hit some of the major tourist spots--the coast of Lake Michigan, the top of the John Hancock Building, the Art Institute of Chicago, Gino's Pizza, etc. Yet our favorite stop by far wasn't actually in Chicago proper but rather nestled into the vibrant suburb of Evanston. We made a special breakfast trip to Evanston to visit The Lucky Platter, a deliciously eclectic and splendidly yummy restaurant with the coolest vintage wallpaper tables!
The Lucky Platter has been around since 1991, but just this summer, it underwent some significant renovations. Part of the renovation process included a dramatic face-lift for the old worn out tables and booths. Derek's vision: a snazzy array of vintage wallpaper tabletops to compliment the veritable smorgasbord of decor already in place.
Derek found most of his wallpaper patterns from RetroWallpaper (the 1960's and 70's branch of Hannah's Treasures on Etsy), with just a few older patterns thrown in for good measure. After adhering the wallpaper to the old tables, Derek and his crew used a self-leveling epoxy to create a solid and professional looking tabletop.
The thick coat of epoxy both protects the wallpaper and makes the table a breeze to clean. I was so impressed with the way they turned out. Just marvelous! Here's a look at some of the other tables:
Of course, I would be remiss not to mention the delicious food at The Lucky Platter. It was hard to select just one meal from their diverse and all-tempting breakfast menu, but I did eventually decide on an omelet. I ordered the Omelet Mumbai, which had smoked turkey, mushrooms, green onions, feta, and a mega scrumptious tomato apricot chutney. My husband ordered the devilishly rich Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict. Mmmm mmmm it was all so good! Unfortunately, I ate mine up so fast that I forgot to take a picture of the food first...whoops!
Awesome tables, tasty food, it was a pleasure to visit The Lucky Platter--definitely the highlight of our trip to Chicago. So keep in mind, if you're ever in Evanston, make sure to drop by and grab a bite!