Beverly Morgan Park | What’s for lunch?

One of our favorite things about Record Store Day is the sliders.  jack normally shows up with two 100 packs of White Castles to feed all of the RSD faithful.  But not everyone loves sliders the way we do, so what if you made the journey to Beverly and would like to try something else for breakfast lunch or dinner after a long day of shopping.  Below are our recommendations:

Breakfast

Lume’s Pancake House

Lumes is located right across from the street and they have been serving up big portions of your favorite breakfasts for the last 15 years.  The menu is big, the food is fresh and the prices are good.  How can you get better than that?

What to get – Keep it simple and get the pancakes. You won’t be disappointed.

Location – across the street Yelp

Ellie’s

Ellie’s is one of those cafe’s you would expect to find on a side street in Montreal rather than on the south side of Chicago.  The homey decor along with a bottomless cup of Beverly’s own Hardboiled Coffee will keep you hanging around well into the afternoon. We recommend coming here after your trip to Beverly Records to kick back, relax and admire your purchases.

What to get – Ham Egg and Cheese Croissant. The ham is literally carved to order and placed on a slice of fresh from the bakery croissant, served with in season fruit.

Location – 10700 S Hale – Chicago

Lunch

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Cullinan’s Stadium Club

Stadium Club and Beverly Records have been South Western neighbors since 1986. And proprietor Danny Cullinan has been part of our neighborhood even longer than that.  Before starting his tavern Danny was head manager for The Beverly Woods Restaurant.  When he noticed the building next to the record shop for sale he purchased it in 86 as the rest is history.

Dan knows his food too. The marquee reads Best Burger In Town and it is no lie.  Hands down it is the best burger we have ever had and we eat a lot of burgers.  

What to get – Cheeseburger with grilled onion and a bucket of beer. 

location 11610 S. Western, Chicago Yelp

 19 Paul BBQ

19 Paul fits this police themed carryout BBQ well.  In police speak, a 19 Paul call over the radio means there is no easy explanation, kind of a catch all for everything.  The menu here is definitely a 19-Paul!  The menu consists of light and fit fare like Sarge’s Smoked Salmon Salad, literally a whole salmon fillet on top of the best looking salad you will find on the south side; to our favorite guilty pleasure, homemade banana pudding.

What to get 1/4 bbq chicken with a side of greens and mac & cheese.

location 11155 S Vincennes – Chicago Yelp

Beggars Pizza | Original Location

A south side institution that started right here on Western Avenue. This classic pizza joint is small, but what it lacks in size it sure makes up for in taste.  The original location at 127th and Western in Blue Island is our favorite spot for pizza.

What to get Large sausage pizza, prepared well done

Location: 127th & Western Blue Island Yelp

Dinner

Pizzeria Deepo

I, like many of my fellow south siders dislike deep dish pizza.  The over the top presentation, the long wait and the longer drive to the north side to get one has always turned me off this Chicago staple.  Give me a corner piece of sausage on 84th & Pulaski and I am happy.  My mind was changed when I tried Pizzeria Deepo. This newcomer to the pizza scene is located in Beverly’s historic (and dry) Rock Island Train District and is surrounded by some of the best architecture in the city. Sitting on the back patio will take you back to playing in Aunt Helen’s yard in the old neighborhood.

But it’s the pizza that is the star of the show.  Ever wonder what would deep dish pizza taste like if the crust was flavorful corn bread?  Wonder no more and take the trip to Pizzaria Deepo.  Bring your favorite 6 pack and or bottle of wine though.  Beverly is dry, the good news is most restaurants east of Western are BYOB friendly.

What to get Deep Dish Sausage Pizza

Location 1742 W 99th St, Chicago

Restaurante Tenochtitlan

When looking for Mexican cuisine search no further than Blue Island Illinois. Tenochtitlan is our favorite. The owner grew up in Mexico City and cooks up his favorite recipes daily. We highly recommend the tortas.

The torta, Mexico’s version of the sandwich, is quintessentially Mexico City. It’s a fast food that blends European and Mexican cultures. The story goes that it was invented by one Sr Armando, an Italian immigrant, as his riff on the Italian panino – he adapted it to available ingredients and the locals’ penchant for avocado and chili.

What to get Torta Pambaso (Bun stuffed with chorizo skillet, dipped in red sauce and topped with lettuce, sour cream, cheese and salsa)

Location 12947 S Western Ave, Blue Island Yelp

Horse Thief Hollow

We love our BBQ at Beverly Records and Horse Thief Hollow knows how to cook it up.  The artisan’s here are more famous for their beer however. Everything is brewed on site and is very tasty.  Since beer tastes differ we recommend getting a flight to start off with to find your favorite brew.  This neighborhood restaurant takes it’s name from the area’s nickname before it was known as Beverly (history lesson here).  The tall prairie grass, dense oaks and ridge made the area the perfect place to hide stolen horses before they were sold.

What to get – pulled pork sandwich and your favorite style of beer

Location 10426 S Western Yelp

Have a favorite place to eat after getting your record fix? Let us know!

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