The stuff about Plush Horse got me thinking even more about that great beyond that is the south (west) side. Once upon a time, Ms. VI had a fetish for Beverly. She even surprised me one year with an ancient Indian wool rug picked for a song from a Beverly antique shop (honey, do you mind dragging your present out of the car?). Plus, I was surrounded at a job by south side irish. So, some of these places I know by experience, others, they only exist in vague memories:
top notch beefburger - mentioned by rene in another thread. name says it all. the only inexpensive place that grills a burger that tastes like a burger, oh for them to open up in oak park.
gerties ice cream - when i'm at margies, margies is the best, but when i'm at gerties, well gerties is the best. a bit more spacious than margies, more ice cream flavors, suberb carmel sauce.
purple cow - the ice cream may have been nothing special, but it stayed as true to its name as topnotch beefburger did to its.
nearby the purple cow was a place that sent its food out via a toy train, anyone remember?
dove, cupids - are these places still around?