Is there something about the ubiquitous American habit of lauding the right-to-one’s-opinion that compels us to relentlessly and outspokenly have one, all the time, about anything and everything? The tip jars at Ipsento, a coffee shop in Bucktown, suggest as much. There are two of them, sitting side-by-side at the register, and each day they are labeled anew with opposing preferential camps: Superman or Batman, Caramel Apples or Candy Corn, Family Matters or Full House. It’s impossible not to stuff a dollar into one or the other. But regardless of which jar gets the majority of the green, at the end of the day, the baristas are the real winners.
Ipsento, 2035 North Western, (773)904-8177, ipsento.com
Best of Chicago 2012