Started a new job a few weeks ago and am living east of Clark in between Belmont and Addison. There are so many places in the neighborhood, I would appreciate any recs. I think Mia Francesca is OK and convenient, and everyone recommends El Jardin which I have only tried apps at. Based on hound recs I ordered wings from Yaktzies which I found to be very mediocre.
As a former New Yorker and also former NU grad, I know the food scene and some of the heavy hitters (can't wait to visit Alinea in due time,) but I would like to know which of the neighborhood places are a cut above.