Ravenswood and North Center aren’t suffering from a shortage of breakfast spots, but we’re really glad Lizzy J’s (located right on the border) arrived on the scene. This casual breakfast spot has a short, yet delicious soul food menu. You’ll find dishes like chicken and a sweet potato waffle (your choice of light or dark meat), breakfast bowls made with creamy grits, and peaches and cream french toast. Just know this place only has 10 tables, so it’s a good idea to check the waitlist online before heading over.
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Cho Sun OK
Cho Sun Ok is a long-standing Korean restaurant. The food is great, but the ambience is even better. A BYOB policy doesn’t hurt.
The Victor Cocktail Bar
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Exceptional and impressive. That’s what comes to mind when describing the Korean-American food at Parachute.
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