2540 W Armitage Ave
The empanadas, ropa vieja, and Cubano sandwiches are all fantastic, the booze is bring-your-own, and one time, Guy Fieri got a pork-roasting lesson when he visited. I'd like to give Guy Fieri a pork-roasting lesson, if you know what I mean. (I mean I make a terrific fresh-herb tenderloin rub with a brown-sugar glaze.)
1960 N Western Ave
Serving up three-scoop banana splits -- with whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry on top -- for more than 90 years, this vintage candy and ice cream shop allegedly played host to a Beatles ice cream sundae party in 1965, when the band charmingly shared a few six-scoop sundaes with five lady fans, if you know what I mean. (I mean they all ate ice cream together.)
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Carrie Dennis is an associate editor for Thrillist and is making pork tenderloin for dinner tonight. Smell what she's cookin' on Twitter @CarrrieDennnis.