Subway: Blue to Damen(773) 489-1747 hotchocolatechicago.com41.913699 -87.677450 1747 N Damen Ave (at Willow St) Wicker Park, Chicago
Brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch (Wed–Fri), dinner (closed Mon)Average main course: $19
Mindy Segal rehabbed her Bucktown restaurant in the spring of 2012, making it sunnier and adding a huge garage door that opens to let in warm weather. Segal—first and foremost a pastry chef—also rehabbed her approach to desserts: Now, the pastry menu consists of a seasonal cake, pudding, pie, etc., and the dessert menu changes weekly. On the savory side, little has changed. The pretzel, the burger, the mac and cheese—breathe easy, it’s all still there.