Tommy Knuckles, 433 W. Diversey Pkwy. in Lincoln Park is named after a slang term for someone who is "extremely awesome or certifiably nuts." Three tall, wood-framed windows let in plenty of sunlight, and inside, the grand bar and light-colored exposed brick signals that the former Forno Diablo space has seen a major makeover. The crowd is a mix of late-20s groups and a few post-office couples. The menu is full of borderline cheesiness (the appetizer section is called Round 1 and the sandwiches are, yes, Knuckle Sandwiches) but it also has restaurant-style options like a salmon salad ($12) and a crab cake with roasted peppers and apples ($12).
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