With beautiful and historic homes mixed in with new properties, dynamic cultural attractions, and a predominantly upwardly mobile, African-American population, Bronzeville has often been compared to New York’s Harlem.
Of course, the South Side neighborhood, just south of McCormick Place, has a distinct flavor of its own — particularly for eating and drinking. Shawn Michelle’s Homemade Ice Cream boasts Southern-inspired flavors like banana pudding, lunchroom butter cookie, and honey cinnamon graham cracker. There’s also the delightful Peach’s Restaurant, which pairs garlicky shrimp, fried catfish, or salmon croquettes with creamy grits. Just count on the options to be truly limitless in this part of town.
As of April 29, Chicago restaurants are permitted to serve customers indoors with a 50 percent maximum capacity per room, or 100 people — whichever is fewer. Regardless, the state requires reservations for both indoor and outdoor dining. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More