Bucktown wouldn’t be the same without this sweet spot run by pastry chef extraordinaire, Mindy Segal. Diners walk past decadent hot chocolate mix and cookies on display before hitting an industrial-chic space fitted with sleek dark wood, caramel-brown walls, and chocolate-toned leather banquettes. Get the point yet? Decadent chocolate is the name of the game here, though guests will be delighted to discover savory items beyond their expectations. Try the roasted tomato soup, garnished with bright green onion slivers; or the BLT with pesto aïoli, heirloom tomato, avocado, and thick, crispy maple-cayenne bacon. An affogato-a scoop of coffee-cocoa nib ice cream paired with the chef's namesake hot chocolate-makes for the perfect finale.
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