Logan Square's Bang Bang Pie Shop sells pies whole as well as by the…
Bang Bang Pie Shop
2051 N. California Ave. 773-276-8888
This pie-centric bakery evolved out of a food truck that roamed the streets of Logan Square last year. Pies such as banana cream and dark chocolate chess with blood-orange olive oil are sold whole and by the slice. For breakfast, stop in for biscuits, coffee and tea.
2515 N. California Ave. 773-276-7330
Named for the Korean word for “master,” this restaurant serves both Korean and Japanese fare. Noodle dishes such as jopchae star alongside simple sashimi and specialty maki such as the Burning Scallop roll made with spicy tuna, crab and seared scallops.
3152 W. Diversey Ave. 773-516-4988
This counter-service eatery serves morning sustenance in the form of brioche breakfast sandwiches and DIY omelets with add-ins such as veal and smoked trout. The lunch and dinner menu features twisted classics such as grilled cheese with truffle butter or a peanut butter-bacon burger with applewood-smoked bacon and peanut sauce.
The Double: An Urban Tavern
3545 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-772-7000
This low-key bar is great to duck into for a cheap drink in the western half of the neighborhood, which has fewer options than the eastern half. You’ll be in the company of folks sitting at the bar chatting with the owner and groups of friends ordering draft beers or simple cocktails.
2035 N. Western Ave. 773-904-8177
Right on the border of Logan Square and Bucktown, this cafe sets itself apart from your average neighborhood coffeehouse by roasting direct-trade beans right in the shop.
Green Eye Lounge
2403 W. Homer St. 773-227-8851
This low-key tavern may be tucked right under the Blue Line, but it channels its name with emerald lights. It’s fairly no-frills but can always be counted on for its cheap drinks and friendly bartenders.