This is Granville. Doors open on the left at Granville. This is a red line train to Howard. Hey everyone, welcome back to the ninth installment of Explore Chicago CTA Edition! As always, I’m your student blogger and excited eater, Miguel Molina! Today, we are going to be having some fun with both eats and treats down at the CTA’s Granville stop. Be sure to bring your student ID card, ventra card (u-pass), trusty walking shoes and as always, a hungry belly. So come on, let’s go out and explore!
Getting to Granville:
Unlike the other sites on the Red Line, I would not recommend taking the Loyola intercampus shuttle bus. Granville is only a stop south of Loyola. You heard that right, only one stop away. Because of this, here are the two quick ways to get to the neighborhood. First, the easiest way. You can take the CTA Red Line train from Loyola down south to 95th/Dan Ryan toward Granville (it has its own stop). The trip down will take you around 1-2 minutes at most. Secondly, you can always take an Uber or a Lyft to take you from Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus. This would take you around the same amount of time as taking the CTA. But for an even more scenic and leisure way, you can walk down Kenmore Avenue and turn on Granville avenue. It’s only a few blocks away from campus.
Restaurants and Awesome Eats:
- Ann Sather’s: Looking for a place to brunch with your friends or a craving a traditional Swedish breakfast? Look no further than Ann Sather’s. This restaurant has fond memories for me. I went here for a group brunch with my UNIV 101 class where we got to sample a traditional Swedish breakfast. We all got a plate of eggs, bacon (who can say no to bacon to be honest), and of course Swedish pancakes. But, the biggest thing to try here are their Cinnamon Rolls. These sweet, soft pieces of goodness are the size of salad plates and come with two (if you pick them as your side, which I would highly recommend to you). http://www.annsather.com/restmenus/restbreakfast.html
- Dak: Craving chicken wings, bibimbap, or beef bulgogi? Located close to Ann Sather’s is Dak, a Korean Style Chicken fusion. This food makes excellent pre-gaming food and great finger licking food with your friends. While the chicken is on the pricier side, the food is for sure quality. This is a great hangout place regardless of the occasion. To show off their fusion skills, your appetizers can be either potstickers, fried squid sticks, or seasoned french fries! Check out their menu here: http://www.dakchicken.com/menu/
- Lickity Split: You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Need a place to satisfy your sweet tooth? Head over to Lickity Split and treat yourself to some sundaes. Whether you want a frozen custard (with tasty toppings), concretes (thick and creamy goodness), or are looking for a shake or a malt; your up for some quality sweetness! This is a great place to hangout with your friends, a date, or by yourself! To look at what this place offers, check out their menu here: https://www.lickitysplitchicago.com/menus/lickity-split-menu
Still looking for more to visit and wonderful places to eat? Be sure to tune in during the week of April 10th as we go and start to explore more at the Morse stop on this edition of Explore Chicago CTA Edition. Doors closing.