Margie’s has held court at Bucktown’s edge for more than 90 years, dipping ice-cream sundaes for everyone from Al Capone to the Beatles (check the wall photos). Sure, you can admire the marble soda fountain and the booths with mini-jukeboxes. But the star is the hot fudge, unbelievably thick, rich and bountiful, served in its own silver pot.

Burgers and sandwiches are just clumsy foreplay to the 50 massive sundaes on offer. Margie's makes its own chocolates, too, encasing a huge variety of nuts, fruits and creams.