Check out these far Northside charmers.
The ideal spot to linger over highbrow brunch. Beautiful outdoor space overlooking Lincoln Square. Save room for delish cakes and pastries.
Wow, this is seriously tasty food (and great service!). Delve into the Taiwanese menu-don't worry, your server will translate it for you-and you'll be richly rewarded. From the Chinese menu, don't miss the potstickers.
Beer geeks and foodies come in droves for the Belgian goodies at this giant bar/resto. Ask you server for a beer rec and try the mussels.
The burgers are simple yet legendary and the shaded outdoor patio is as good as it gets. Dog-friendly to boot!
A perfect neighborhood joint w/ a lovely beer garden, decent pub grub, an ample draft list, and super-friendly staff. Come here to watch the game & try the fish & chips!
A cool, indy cafe where the drinks are well-executed and the egg sandwiches and pastries are actually edible (yummy, even!). Good spot to camp out w/ the laptop.
Sweet stylists know their way with foils (and scissors, for that matter!). Huge selection of b&b and Aveda products and free green tea!
Pack your patience and be ready to wait for a seat in this tiny shop. For your trouble, you'll be rewarded with the most delectable Neapolitan-style pizza in the city! Selection is small, but you can't go wrong. Don't forget to BYOB.
Nothing short of burger heaven! Try the Smokin' Shroom if you're a fungus fan. And make sure to get it on a pretzel roll. Surprisingly tasty PB&J too!
The roasted chicken is unbelievably tender and the plantains are a must-try side. Sweet, gracious service.
An urban brewery! Take the Saturday tour (read: free beer!) but be sure to book in advance. You haven't lived til you've tried Daisy Cutter, which you can get by the growler here. Also, check out the fab taproom.
Right below the red line, this cozy spot is convenient & top-notch. Try the nutella mocha for a sweet sip or an egg sandwich for breakfast.
Old World charm and flavors continuously draw me here. Calamari is a highlight,as are pastas and deeply flavored tiramisu.
Rotating selection of ultra-fresh grab & go entrees make dinner stress-free. Yummy sandwiches for lunch and delish brownies for...whenever!
Organic grocer/coffee shop duo. Booze selection teems w/ local stuff. Regular tastings & community events mean there's always reason to go.