Uptown Area

Ace Eat Serve

Josh Wolkon's restaurant slash ping-pong hall features Asian-inspired cuisine, 10 ping-pong tables, and house-made juices and sodas. Two outdoor tables and weekly tournaments make this the perfect place to eat, drink, and hang out.

Tree Haus Bistro

A traditional bistro emphasizing soups, salads, sandwiches, and tapas. Each sandwich is named after a tree such as the Aspen, a hot pastrami sandwich, or the Poplar, a roast turkey sandwich with a cranberry relish and toasted sage leaves. For dessert, try a house-made chocolate tort on the expansive front patio.  

Pinche Taqueria

Try the queso a la plancha made with griddled Cotijta cheese, smashed avocado, and roasted tomatillo salsa. A chalkboard displays the extensive tequila menu, and the coin-style margaritas are the perfect accompaniment to any taco. Also try the new Highland location.

Walter's Pizzeria

Grab a slice and a pint at this pizza parlor. Order the Big Fizz if you are craving meat or the Panama Not-So-Red if you want everything but the tomato sauce.

Steuben's

With food like homemade mac and cheese and fried chicken, plus retro booths, this restaurant makes the 1950s feel right around the corner.

Parallel Seventeen

This neighborhood bistro combines Vietnamese culinary tradition and hip style for a cosmopolitan experience.

Vine Street Pub

This pub does a brisk business with two patios, twenty-one beers on tap, and an affordable menu of burgers, burritos, and veggie specialties like the Reuben (beer-baked tempeh stands in for corned beef).

Il Posto

A neighborhood haven where each server has sommelier-status and the menu changes daily.

Park & Co.

Every bite is as delicious as its sister restaurant, Park Burger. This casual tavern serves sandwiches and salads but specializes in gourmet burgers made with all-natural Harris Ranch beef. Try the El Chilango burger.

Wyman's No. 5

The Chicago-style bar boasts deep-dish pizzas, like the Kickin' Chicken. They also offer thin crust pies, calzones, salads, and stacked sandwiches.

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