Subway: Blue to Damen(312) 348-6117 deesplacechicago.com41.903447 -87.680420 2114 W Division St (between Hoyne Ave and Leavitt St) Ukrainian Village, Chicago
Brunch (Sun), dinnerAverage main course: $13
At Dee’s Place, dinner is eaten in a room that—in perhaps the venue’s strongest selling point—has an atmosphere unlike any other on this stretch of Division. Here, jazz and blues musicians play, and the turf is theirs—they aren’t playing in a dining room so much as you’re eating on their stage. And since this is the case, the food can come second. The jerk chicken will probably lack the punch you’re used to; the macaroni and cheese will only hint at the depth of decadence you want. But the fried okra, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, fried catfish? Well, these folks know how to use a fryer.