Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton(312) 789-4600 homeslicechicago.com41.922006 -87.652495 938 W Webster Ave (at Bissell St) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage pizza: $17
There are many reasons why this Pacific Northwest–inspired pizzeria will do well. For large groups of students, it’s paradise found: a 120-seat restaurant with tables that can fit 16, a wall of 80-inch TVs and a nice chunk of sidewalk seating. There are 12 beers on tap, approachable wines by the glass or bottle and a small selection of sugary cocktails. But what won't be the deciding factor in Homeslice's success is the pizza: The puffy bland dough was overwhelmed any ingredient combo we tried. Not that the crowd carbo-loading here before getting sloshed next door at McGee’s seems to notice.