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The Southern

1840 W North Ave. (773) 342-1840


It’s the rooftop deck (covered in a tent in chillier months) and alfresco patio that steal the show at this Wicker Park bar and restaurant, but chef Cary Taylor’s Southern-inspired fare is worthy of attention even apart from the setting.

Height: 2nd floor
Drink of choice: Mint julep
If you’re eating one thing: Fried chicken sandwich with housemade gravy
Wait for a table: 20 minutes
Crowd: Laidback, casual, neighborhood folks

1840 W North Ave. (773) 342-1840. El: Blue to Damen. Bus: 50, 56, 72, Open in April

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