Subway: Blue to California(773) 227-5993 estrellanegra.com41.925011 -87.687073 2346 W Fullerton Ave (between Oakley and Western Aves) Bucktown, Chicago
Brunch, lunch, dinner (closed Mon)Average main course: $10
This art-riddled BYOB has the disheveled look of a coffee shop, but the small plates coming out of the kitchen reveal that there’s something more than coffee here (although you can get that too, best with the daily brunch served from 11am to 2pm). Warm bowls of posole are packed with rich chicken and toothsome hominy, chunky guacamole is sprinkled with mango or pomegranate seeds, and the trio of tamales rivals those hawked by the bar scene's Tamale Guy, only these are updated with a filling of spinach, artichoke and cheese.
Also on at this venue
Black Star Comedy | Mon 27, Jun 3, Jun 10, Jun 17, Jun 24, Jul 1, Jul 8. Through Jul 29.