Cultural diversity and a spirited Southeast Asian scene along Argyle and Sheridan has produced a wonderland of authentic Asian gastronomy for the curious eater. American bars with traditional Midwestern dishes also dominate the area, but Uptown's true culinary finesse rests in the variety of quick-stop eateries and European-style coffee houses
serving up healthy dishes for budget-minded foodies.
Chicago may rival New York City in terms of the best pizza in America, but Spacca Napoli Pizzeria ends this rivalry by providing Uptown residents a pizza faithful to its Neapolitan origins in Italy. Using traditional recipes and a wood fire oven, Spacca Napoli brings its customers luxury pizzas worth the higher price. Take a bite into the Bianca Regina that features buffalo mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, or enjoy a Sicilian rose wine with a prosciutto antipasti.
Explore your alternative tastes by trying sole organic ingredients in hearty portion sizes at the brunch-only Tweet...let's eat on North Sheridan. The food philosophy at this restaurant ensures fresh, hormone-free ingredients with prices that reflect market availability such as farm fresh eggs and pastured pork. Bite into the Numero Ocho, also known as the Dirty Man, or maintain a gluten-free lifestyle with some organic, specially made pumpkin pancakes.
Nightlife and Chicago have an interesting history, and no other bar reflects the prohibition era speakeasy more than Simon's Tavern. Also standing as a prominent hangout in the Uptown area, its intriguing history and collections of Viking paraphernalia make this spot a local attraction.
For a taste of culture, try heading to Green Mill, a historical jazz club known for it's live music and weekly poetry slams. Michael's Pizzeria and Sports Pub is "A Neighborhood Tradition" with 4,000 sports broadcasts a year, complimentary Wi-Fi and video and board games for entertainment.