Located in the Avondale
section of northwest Chicago
at the fringe of the Pulaski Corridor, Belmont Gardens
features rentals to fit any potential resident, including walk-up apartments or townhomes.
For a taste of the neighborhood's traditional Polish cuisine, head to Staropolska, where locals warm up with appetizers of plums rolled in bacon and authentic placki ziemniaczane, potato pancakes with apple sauce, and finish off with a main course of golabki z miesem I ryzem -- steamed cabbage stuffed with rice and meat. Locals also love to hang out at the Dragon Lady Lounge, which they describe as a dive bar where the owner personally serves up amazing vegan Korean dishes.