Subway: Green, Pink to Ashland(312) 563-1010 bellyqchicago.com41.884440 -87.661799 1400 W Randolph St (at Loomis St) Near West Side, Chicago
Brunch (Sun), Lunch (Mon–Fri), DinnerAverage main course: $20
The third of chef Bill Kim’s “belly” restaurants is an Asian barbecue joint co-owned by Michael Jordan and Cornerstone Restaurant Group. It’s loud, sceney and ten times the size of Urbanbelly and Belly Shack combined. Start with a thoughtful cocktail and the habit-forming Thai-style fried chicken; finish with the rich-but-refreshing soft serve. In between, order with abandon. Even a $4 side of spinach, here tangled with bits of funky Chinese sausage, proves as complex and intriguing as most restaurants’ best entrées.