Steve Grand knows his way around the gay-borhood (he worked there for years before finding fame). Here, his fab faves.
“If I had to voluntarily go back into a bar, it would be Sidetrack, I think it’s a great place,” Grand says. Then adds, “And they have Woof Wednesdays! [A monthly party where guests are encouraged to wear leather.]” 3349 N. Halsted St., 773.477.9189, sidetrackchicago.com
“The food is really cheap and really good. The flank steak is always juicy and tender,” says Grand. 3323 N. Broadway St., 773.327.2060, melrosedinerchicago.com
“I’m a big fan of Speedos,” admits Grand. “I have to go in there and try on a million things and spend way too much money.” 3526 N. Halsted St., 773.281.5121, egoistunderwear.com