Leghorn Chicken

959 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
773-394-4444 View Website

Leghorn’s fried chicken is so juicy that the bird not only falls out of the biscuit it’s in but even out of its own skin. However, the chicken is the only traditional thing about this socially-conscious BYOB shack as they close as soon as they run out of their locallygrown birds, and you can even add Japanese KewPie Mayonnaise to your sandwich. This place is all attitude from the delicious chicken that kicks you in the face in the first bite to the Public Enemy songs blaring from the speakers.

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

2320 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
773-227-5522 View Website

What started as a place to highlight the many contemporary Ukrainian artists in the 1970s has become an alternative modern art museum that has added works from artists from the U.S., Lithuania, and Poland. Although it houses an extensive permanent collection and rotating exhibits, what sets it apart are the films, musical performances, gallery talks, and literary events.

Wed.–Sun.: 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Saints Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church

2245 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60612
312-829-5209 View Website

With its golden dome it’s hard to miss this stunning church. The impressive mosaic depicting Prince Volodymyr Christianizing the Kievan Rus’ is just a sample of what you’ll experience inside. The walls of this Byzantine- Ukrainian church are covered with storybook depictions of key biblical tales such as the life of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary.

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral

835 N. Oakley Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60622
773-276-4537 View Website

Walking down the unsuspecting Oakley Blvd. this 99-year-old Byzantine- Slavonic cathedral will stop you in your tracks. Before you enter you’ll notice the thirteen copper domes 122 feet above you that represent Jesus Christ and his 12 apostles. Once inside, the nine-tier golden chandelier is the main attraction that brings the elaborate mosaics and frescoes to life.

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

1121 N. Leavitt St.
Chicago, IL 60622
773-486-6064 View Website

An official city landmark and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, this church is only one of two churches designed by famed American architect Louis Sullivan. If it looks quaint on the outside it’s because it’s modeled after the rural Orthodox cathedrals in Russia. That all changes once you step inside and see the intricate and beautiful reredo.

Paperish Mess

1955 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
312-265-1497 View Website

This small shop is where you’ll find that souvenir that is more than just a T-Shirt with “the Bean” on it. With works from over 100 independent artists there is something for everyone here whether it be tie bars with maps of the city, beautiful prints of tableaus, or just a cute poster of two foxes playing a guitar and autoharp. Paperish Mess has a unique gift for you.


1913 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
773-395-2351 View Website

If you’re getting an itch to do some shopping and want to avoid all the big name stores then this Chicago boutique is where you want to be. This isn’t a clothing store for those into big, loud pieces. Penelope’s is all about quality and construction focusing on everyday wear. Take this opportunity to explore all the other great shops on Division Street.

Alcala’s Western Wear

1733 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
312-226-0152 View Website

After experiencing the contemporary Penelope’s get ready for the other side of the spectrum at this West Town staple. It’s easy to giggle at it when you spot the large horse out front, but inside Alcala’s is extremely serious about getting you the best in quality Western attire and you’ll notice it as soon as you see their intricate cowboy boots. When artists ranging from Robert Plant to Vicente Fernández are shopping here then you know you’re in a gem.

Hoosier Mama Pie Company

1618 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-4846 View Website

It’s time to reward all that walking with arguably some of the best pie in Chicago. Always homemade and using the freshest ingredients, you can enjoy the classic apple; or the gut-busting Fat Elvis with chocolate, peanut butter, and banana; or the savory chicken tomatillo pie.

Frontier Chicago

1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
773-772-4322 View Website

Carnivores will rejoice when they spot boar, alligator, venison, elk, rabbit, and even alpaca on the menu. There doesn’t seem to be an animal that Frontier is afraid of cooking and their repeat customers are thankful for that. They’re even known to do whole animal dinners.