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Open for Business Sundays on the South Side!


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Open for Business Sundays on the South Side!

Paul Mollica | May 19, 2004 12:42 PM

A poster below, on an older thread, lamented that some South Side board favorites (Barbara Ann's, Top-Notch, Abundance Bakery) close on Sundays, and asked about options, . . .

Depending how you define “South Side” there are a lot of options.

Of course, there are more restaurants than you can shake a stick at in La Villita, Pilsen, Back of the Yards and Chinatown, and many of them are open Sunday. I’m guessing that the middle eastern restaurants on the 63d street drag in Chicago Lawn are good bets for a Sunday.

In Hyde Park, Bonjour and Medici Bakery are open Sundays. Bonjour is a nice community place to sit outside on a warm spring day. Medici has good product, but nowhere comfortable to sit (some teetering bistro tables indoors, where you get blasted with rock music).

In the hamburger category, another good alternative to Top Notch in Bridgeport is the Ramova Grill, which in addition to its sandwich also has excellent fries.

Ramova Grill
3510 S. Halsted St.
5 a.m.-8 p.m. seven days a week

While I am not a BJ’s fan, two Mississippi soul food places sitting astride one another on Ashland fit the bill for me. Johnson’s has been the source of raves on the board, and my experience there has been very good. Morrison’s, a cut below Johnson’s overall, has a Sunday-only menu that I’ve never tried: meats (oxtail and cornish hens), sides (Mississippi chili, jambalaya, black eyed peas, etc.), and dessert (bread pudding).

Johnson's Soulfood
8233 S. Ashland Ave.
Open 7 Days a Week

Morrison's Restaurant
8127 S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL
open 7 days, 11am to 8:45pm

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