It's certainly not the current "it" neighborhood; nor is it the ritziest; or the hipsteriest. It's just Lakeview. And here's why I love it.
One of the top beer geek destinations in the city is also home to some surprisingly good BBQ. Stop by for trivia night!
A solid pick for morning pastries and lunchtime sammies (they're HUGE!). Try the pumpkin muffin or the cranberry chicken salad sandwich.
Your inner child will do cartwheels when you walk into this whimsical scoop shop. Try the Lakeview Sunset or the seasonal flavor (mmm...pumpkin!). Tasty shakes too.
Way before the fried chicken trend took off, this spot was turning out super-juicy bird. Huge portions make it a stellar value.
A donut shop by morning & a cookie bar by afternoon/evening=genius! Try the Priscilla Presley & Minty Nom Nom cookies, or create an ice cream sandwich w/ their tasty gelato.
Love this spot for a long, lingering lunch. Crepes are awesome--esp. the peach/mushroom--and the fun drinks are worth the calorie-splurge!
It's always hoppin' here, and for good reason. Grass-fed burgers are juicy and well-priced. I love the bison burger too. Shakes are a must! Expect to wait on weekends.
Just about the most fun you can have @ dinner! Try the stuffed calamari, the daily ceviche, & the crabby patty. And DO NOT pass up the dreamy key lime pie!
Broadway's lunch go-to for fresh sandwiches (love "Blue Pig & Fig") & salads. Grab picnic supplies-think cheese & wine-and hit the lakefront.
Whether you eat gluten (the whole menu is gf) or not, there's some delish fine dining to be done here. Great ambience for a date; fun drinks for a girl's night out!