If you're going to a Cubs game and want a quick bite that doesn't involve a bun or chicken wings, check out Southport & Irving, now officially open at that very corner. The former Deleece space was taken over by Tom and Geri Foley (no relation to the cartoon characters), the couple also behind Broadway Cellars in Edgewater.
The Foleys tapped Frankie Bocardo (Ceres' Table) for their American bistro menu featuring a pretty affordable assortment of dishes for dinner seven nights a week and brunch Friday through Sunday. It's a great little neighborhood spot with honey-brined pork chop and Zinfandel-braised short ribs; tilapia tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, salads, pastas and more.
The sweet and savory brunch features a number of signature dishes like the Sodbuster (buttermilk biscuit, black beans, poached eggs, skirt steak, jack cheese), corned beef hash, a few different benedicts, a whole mess of egg dishes, bananas foster french toast and more. And since there's a bar, they offer bottomless mimosas and bloodies during brunch. At dinner, there's a pretty solid wine list with bottles from different regions all over the world. Check out the full menu at their website.
· Southport & Irving [website]