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The best Lettuce Playlists
If there’s one thing Lettuce restaurants love…it’s a theme. Think about it: you can leave the Chicago winter for some California sunshine at Summer House Santa Monica, taste the tropics at Three Dots and a Dash, and even time travel back to the ‘70s at R.J. Grunts.
But it wouldn’t feel quite the same without music to match the mood.
Whether you’re into hip hop, classic rock, or even easy listening – there’s probably a Lettuce playlist for you. Fire up your Spotify account and get into the groove of your favorite restaurants.
Ready to break out the Chianti along with a classic Italian-American dinner for the whole famiglia? Let il Porcellino playlist accompany you – it’s got Frank, it’s got Dino, and quite a few “magic moments.”
Don’t worry if you get a tad emotional when the sweet sounds of a Sam Cooke song come on. ILP’s Chicken Parmesan will be there to comfort you.
Go back to the glory days with the R.J. Grunts ‘70s-inspired playlist. Grunts opened its doors when The Rolling Stones, Carole King, and Three Dog Night ruled the airwaves (June 10, 1971). Put this playlist on shuffle, order a Gruntsburger and a milkshake, and soak in the sunny vibes. Thank us later.
Feeling the winter blues? Escape the doldrums with our Aba playlist. You already know just a taste of their Smoky Garlic Hummus or Muhammara will instantly transport you to the Mediterranean. Recreating the seaside vibe at home is as easy as pressing play on this mix of lo-fi beats and trop house tracks.
Don’t call it a comeback. Call it the golden age of hip-hop. When you walk into Sushi-San, you’re bound to see at least a few people bopping to a mix of Biggie, Tupac, and Missy Elliott. This playlist will help you recreate that famous San-biance at home.
Our favorite neighborhood coffeehouse and restaurant, Beatrix, wouldn’t be the same without the mix of blues, rock, and reggae playing over the speakers. Throw in a few iconic ’80s tracks, one-hit wonders, and a Stones song to match the Mick and Keith photographs on the Beatrix walls – and you have the perfect playlist to pair with your morning routine.
The smooth sounds of Summer House are perfect for a sunny walk or a night in with a bottle of rosé. Your California summer playlist has three key ingredients: one part yacht rock, a dash of indie rock, and topped with sunny electronic beats.
Country fans, this one’s for you. Every summer, the Lettuce teams come together to put on the biggest (and best, we might add) country music & BBQ festival in the city: Windy City Smokeout! This year’s all-star lineup includes Thomas Rhett, Parker McCollum, Cody Johnson, Carrie Underwood, and more.