Alas, Leon’s closed its North Side store more than 15 years ago. We used to go there for lunch in high school (which was just down Clark Street from Leon’s), and have chicken wings for lunch and Mrs. Field’s cookies for dessert. Those were the days.
Nowadays, I still enjoy Leon’s fried chicken wings (I don’t eat pork) at the chain’s South Side locations, and Hecky’s is the place for BBQ on the North Shore. Hecky’s sauce is smoky and sweet. Great fries, too.