Neighborhood Spotlight: Lazy Dog Mixes it Up in Mellody Farm in Vernon Hills

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Family favorites are evolving into clever culinary creations at Lazy Dog Mellody Farm.

Known for its handcrafted American food and drink, Lazy Dog has put its distinctive twist on childhood favorites with its fall and winter menu.

Located at 1115 N. Milwaukee Ave., the diverse joint features comfort food at its finest, including modified dishes like Spaghetti Squash and Beetballs, a tasty, robust vegetarian spin on the classic dish that happens to the the favorite of Nikky Breijak, general manager.

“The Spaghetti Squash and Beetballs (is) such a unique dish that embraces home style cooking and manages to be healthful at the same time,” Breijak said.

Other fan favorites include the PB&J Burger, a grilled half-pound beef patty, candied bacon, havarti, peanut butter, grape jelly, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle, and Bone-In Apple-Sage Pork Chops with roasted winter veggies and gravy.

Small plates, entrees and housemade desserts complete the new menu.

“Lazy Dog’s menu focuses on comfort food with a twist that highlights seasonal ingredients, handcrafted cocktails, and a wide selection of craft beers,” explained Breijak. “Inspired by the lifestyle of the Rocky Mountains where founder Chris Simms spent many family vacations, Lazy Dog offers the perfect environment for a quick weeknight dinner, a meandering meal with old friends or a big night out.”

The hot spot also amps up its game at brunch, featuring decadent dishes like the Rocky Road Pancake and Apple-Huckleberry Open Face Pie.

Founded in 2003, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar offers an innovative menu based on memorable family favorites, reinterpreted with bold new flavors.

Inspired by founder Chris Simms’ time spent with family in the Rocky Mountains, the restaurant imparts a laid-back, outdoor lifestyle vibe.

“Designed to feel like a Rocky Mountain Wyoming escape, Lazy Dog’s warm interior will be complete with lodge-inspired furnishings such as cozy fireplaces, ledge stone, a chandelier crafted from Aspen logs, and artwork reminiscent of the Cowboy State. Multiple flat-screen TVs will be installed throughout the bar and patio areas so that guests may cheer on their favorite sports teams, and a dog-friendly patio will offer a special menu for dogs featuring grilled meats and brown rice,” Breijak said. “Lazy Dog also offers brunch on the weekends, daily happy hour and late-night offerings.”

Mellody Farm: Welcome Home

The Mellody Farm development in Vernon Hills offers residents of the area a unique variety of options to eat, live and play. Brimming with exciting restaurants like Lazy Dog, retail options like Whole Foods and Barnes & Noble, and luxury living at The Atworth at Mellody Farm, it’s the perfect place for anyone to call home. 

For more information about The Atworth at Mellody Farm, call us at (847) 892-4949 or visit us online.


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