Chicago’s Roscoe Village


Food & Drink




Roscoe Village is a fun, north side Chicago neighborhood that has some great dining options. Don’t miss:

Kitsch’n on Roscoe: At 2005 W. Roscoe, since 1998, this is a casual neighborhood spot offering brunch and a comfort food menu. It has a retro design with featured vintage lunchboxes, action figures, beer cans, lava lamps and other fun items. It has been featured on the The Food Network, The Rachael Ray Show and The Travel Channel.

Across the street is Bowtruss Coffee, a great local coffee chain at 2004 W. Roscoe.

Victory’s Banner: Just went to this fun breakfast and lunch spot at 2100 W. Roscoe. This colorful vegetarian restaurant has an extensive menu of scrambles, omelettes, waffles and pancakes. The food is really tasty. I loved the bottomless chai which is some of the best I have had.

Other choices include John’s Place at 2132 W. Roscoe serving brunch, lunch and dinner. Turquoise Restaurant is a warmly decorated, neighborhood spot serving excellent Turkish food. 2147 W. Roscoe.

A little further west in Avondale is Chief O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant. This is a great spot for Irish specialties and the best in Irish music. 3471 N. Elston.

A great new find is Volo Restaurant Wine Bar at 2008 W. Roscoe. They have a great menu of small plates as well as wines and cocktails. They have a great outdoor patio as well.