Avondale in Chicago


Food & Drink




Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood has a growing food scene. Leading the resurgence of the area has been Parachute at 3500 N. Elston. This is a hip, popular spot that features creative Korean-American cuisine plus wine and cocktails. It has received one Michelin Star for the past two years.

Across the street is one of my favorite spots, Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant at 3471 N. Elston. Since 1999, this pub and restaurant features traditional Irish food and music. They have live music a few times a week, so make sure to check out their website. They also feature a buffet Sunday brunch. I enjoyed an evening where we had dinner at Parachute and enjoyed drinks and dessert at Chief O’Neill’s.