Food & Drink

Back to In the Neighborhood: Logan Square

Fits the Bill

belly shack!
Photos: Courtesy of Belly Shack

You hate paying bills.

But when it comes to Bill Kim, you’ll fork over the cheese.

Urbanbelly’s daddy just opened Belly Shack, a counter-service Asian-Latino joint under the Western Blue Line. Kim’s kitchen whips up sammiches with Iranian flatbread and fixings (plantains, black beans, marinated tofu; lemongrass chicken, toasted coconut), quinoa ssam, carmelized Brussels sprouts with chorizo, Yellow River rice (coconut milk, chimichurri), and a play on egg-drop soup with hominy, chicken, and fried tortillas.

Don’t miss the creamy, coconut water-infused soft-serve; mint brownie and bacon chocolate chip toppings are compliments of Hot Chocolate’s Mindy Segal.

Kim’s wife and sister-in-law tricked out the space with reclaimed wood, factory lights, skateboard trunks, and street art-covered walls.

It’ll be worth the undoubted wait.

You can bank on it.

Belly Shack, 1912 North Western Avenue, between Homer and Cortland Streets (773-252-1414 or bellyshack.com).

Photo: Courtesy of Belly Shack

Loading Map...
1912 N Western Ave
bt Homer & Cortland Sts
Chicago, IL 60647