Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q is a great place to go if you are craving the smoky flavor of ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork and burnt ends. This popular restaurant serves up all sorts of slow-cooked BBQ varieties to Woodlawn residents.
If you have a craving for an award-winning hamburger, stop into Sammy's Sandwich Shop for lunch. This little family-owned restaurant has been in operation for over 50 years. Its doors open at 5:00 a.m. in the morning, so stop in and order the breakfast sandwich made with sausage, ham, bacon, egg, cheese and tomato, all on Texas toast.
For a unique dining experience, visit Hotbox. Located within the courtyard of Parkside Bar in Avondale,
this little food trailer has a rotating, inexpensive menu. Parkside Bar often hosts bands in the courtyard, so you can catch a night of local music with a drink and a meal from Hotbox. In the afternoon, Hotbox also features a lunch menu.
Woodlawn remains fairly quiet when it comes to nightlife, but a short drive away, you can find a little something for everyone. For a low-key romantic evening, go to The Wine Loft. Hanging from the tall vaulted ceiling, a veil of gossamer separates each table to create an intimate atmosphere. Order something from the specialty dessert menu and sample a few wines.
The aptly named Sound and Page hosts primarily indie rock bands. Its stage sits in front of a background of fully stocked bookshelves. Placed with the bindings against the back of the shelves, the book pages soak up some of the sound, resulting in stunning acoustics. Get there early for good seats.