Heaven on Seven (Magnificent Mile)

Jimmy Bannos, chef at Heaven on Seven, was fresh out of cooking school when he began working at his parents' coffee shop on the seventh floor of the Garland building in the early eighties. At the time, Jimmy was experimenting with Louisiana-style cooking; customers were sampling gumbo and red beans while sipping their coffee. When Garland's regulars became more interested in jumbo shrimp than java, Jimmy and his folks quickly revamped their plan and transformed the coffee shop into the first Heaven on Seven. These days the original location only serves dinner twice a month, so head on over to 600 N. Michigan if you're craving some Creole on any old night.