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