Bus: 49 Western, 70 Division(773) 395-2483 bitecafechicago.com41.900541 -87.686746 1039 N Western Ave (at Cortez St) Ukrainian Village, Chicago
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $12
In 2011, Bite—the café adjacent to the Empty Bottle—got an overhaul by owner Bruce Finkelman, who also partners in Longman & Eagle. From the breakfast “mashbrown” (a genius combination of mashed potatoes and hash browns) to the chicken on biscuit at lunch on through the nightly dinner specials, the food is nothing if not simple and satisfying. So if that’s what you’re into (and you don’t mind a generous BYOB policy), you’ll want to eat here again and again.