Video: Shane Collins

There’s a cool factor at this River North lunch mecca that puts it in a league apart from its dowdy salad bar contemporaries: You can watch a movie while you eat, sprawl out at a communal table, even get in a round of miniature golf. In addition to an 18-foot fresh veggie and hot bar, it’s teeming with greatest-hits offerings from some of its sister spots, like Small Cheval burgers and the second coming of Dillman’s pastrami.

1. Sidewalk patio 2. Dillman’s pastrami sandwich 3. Ordering counter 4. Doughnut Vault doughnuts and cappuccino 5. Lounge 6. Vodka Marigold Cure and Bloody Mary Photos: Jeff Marini

354 W. Hubbard St.,