2311 W North Ave (773-384-9546)
This laid-back Bucktown messenger magnet feeds famished cyclists (see fig. 4) with internationally inspired veg food. Warm weather demands grabbing a seat at one of the shaded, metal patio tables and ordering from the well-curated selection of microbrews—or, better yet, a pitcher of tangy, refreshing housemade margaritas. Pretension is rare in the fenced-in yard—unless you count the high-end fixed-gear bikes that roll through the back gate (an in-yard rack keeps them secure).
FOOD5Try the hearty black beans maduro and the buffalo “chicken” wrap
DRINKS7Decent microbrew selection and great margaritas
CROWD7Fixie riders, vegans
VIEW4A chipping mural of an Ecuador scene and an occasional bike-art sculpture
SPACE6Feels like a backyard party