Jim’s Original

Jim’s Original is an old-school hotdog stand with top-quality ingredients and fast, friendly service. They first opened in 1939 and have continued to be a South Side staple for over 70 years.

County Barbeque (closed)

Enjoy excellent barbeque and sides at County Barbeque. This neighborhood joint plates up meaty ribs and incredible sides, like their famous hushpuppies, that are to die for. The service is excellent and the staff helpful. Don’t miss the extensive cocktail menu!

Three Aces (closed)

Three Aces is not what you might expect from a bar with a rock n’ roll vibe. Excellent modern Italian cuisine is served along with the famous "Ace Burger," in a fun, comfortable bar atmosphere. Unique pizzas are served on a tree slice. Quality ingredients are used in a locally sustainable menu and there is a sizable menu of cocktails and local craft brews. The hip vibe makes it a great place for a night out with friends.

Davanti Enoteca (CLOSED)

Enjoy large dishes to be shared, boards or polenta and mascarpone, delectable small plates, as well as uniquely topped pizzas at this rustic Italian eatery and wine bar. The hearty rigatoni, huge ravioli, and cheesy focaccia bread are sure to satisfy, but make sure to leave room for dessert. Davanti Enoteca offers a wide selection of wines to pair with your dinner.


Come into Manny's any day and expect to get into a line moving quickly through this cafeteria-style Chicago institution.

Tufano's Vernon Park Tap

An Italian joint with history. For sixty years, local regulars have been returning for the Chicago Italian ambience and nostalgia.

RoSal's (closed)

RoSal's is about wonderful Sicilian food served in abundant portions. About remembering the sounds, aroma & flavors of the "old neighborhood". About a way of life for people who really appreciate their food & have come to expect great varieties of pasta.

Behind the Scenes: Three Aces Raw Interview

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From time to time we will now be posting raw interviews and behind the scenes footage from season 11 of Check, Please!.