Subway: Blue to Western(773) 252-1414 bellyshack.com41.916302 -87.687687 1912 N Western Ave (between Cortland and Homer Sts) Bucktown, Chicago
Lunch, dinner (closed Mon)Average main course: $9
Bill Kim’s follow-up to Urbanbelly tries hard to evoke the streets, both in its interior design and its food. Kimchi winds up on a hot dog, while Korean barbecue and Vietnamese meatballs are tucked into a pita. Both the hot and sour soup and the somen with shrimp and corn chips are brilliant, and the soft serve (topped with Mindy Segal’s brownies) will transport you to your DQ days—which, admittedly, is not the same as transporting you to the streets of the Bronx. But it’s a start.