D'NocheLogan Square | Website
The food and the ambiance strike a unique contrast at this Logan Square restaurant and lounge, a nighttime alter ego to Cafe con Leche, which serves breakfast and lunch in the same space. A bit urban and a bit rustic with dark polished wood, exposed brick walls and a roaring fireplace space is reminiscent of a swank nightspot, but the affordable home-style eats will make you feel like you're in your favorite relative's kitchen. Serving up specialties with influences from Cuba, Mexico and South American, there's a host of Latin-inspired sandwiches (jibarito, bistec, pollo) all served with white rice and black beans or seasoned fries. Dinner entrees include ropa vieja platillo, braised pulled pork steak, or chuletas al pastor, marinated pork chops with caramelized onions and grilled pineapple. Daily cocktail specials might include $4 mojitos, margaritas or glasses of sangria.