Aside from being Chance The Rapper’s stomping grounds, Chatham is also home to a roller rink and yes, more rooted iconic food. Check it out.
Some may argue Uncle John’s BBQ between 82nd and 83rd St in no way compares to its original, which closed in 2013 and was located on 69th, but it’s still pretty great BBQ when you get that craving. The hot links are the best option and if you’re into spicy BBQ sauce, this is your spot. And for the late night munchers, they’re open 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the nicest ladies in town run the soul food cafeteria line at St. Rest No. 2 Country Kitchen, which is attached to a church on the far South Side. They've got good fried chicken and smothered pork chops, very good greens and yams, and remarkably-good-for-something-that-looks-so-plain lemon pound cake.