It’s not often that Seen on the Scene takes us to Pilsen, so when we heard of the new subterranean gastropub, Pl-zen, we zipped over to 18th Street. The crowd was rather sparse on Saturday night, but we got the sense that the neighbors have embraced the homey joint, which sports murals showcasing the ‘hood’s industrial roots and booming arts scene, and features an upscale pub menu from a chef who also clocked time at Kuma’s Corner.


Photography: Jeff Schear