100 E. 2nd St., 295-7748
Start your day in style with breakfast at this downtown bistro. Try the bagel and lox with cream cheese made with smoked salmon, onion, capers and tomato. Or try something more traditional like the Texas French toast, a Belgian waffle or the old fashioned buttermilk pancakes. Fresh squeezed orange and grapefruit juice is available.
HOURS: SUN 7AM-9PM; MON-SAT 7AM-10PM
Felini's Cookies & Deli
3533 S. Harvard, 742-3638
With its famous cookies, made-to-order sandwiches and cozy atmosphere, Felini's is a great choice for lunch. Assemble your own green salad at the salad bar or try one of Felini's to-go salads, made fresh every day. Don't forget the most important part of your meal: cookies, with varieties ranging from simple sugar to rich chocolate with walnuts.
Hours: MON-THURS 7AM-3:30PM; FRI-SAT 7AM-3PM
Gaucho Brazilian Steak House
6219 E. 61st St. 494-0042.
The Gaucho brings a unique Brazilian flair to your table, serving large pieces of skewered steak. Prepared with a sea salt rub, the servers slice it right onto your plate. They do, of course, offer plenty of other favorites such as marinated chicken, lamb steak, ham, shrimp and even pineapple.
Hours: MON-THURS 11AM-2PM, 5PM-9PM; FRI-SAT 11AM-2PM, 5PM-10PM
Tally's Good Food Café, 1102 S. Yale, 835-8039
Eating at Tally's is like time-traveling back to the 50s, thanks to the retro neon sign and the classic diner interior. Right on Route 66 (aka 11th Street), the restaurant fulfills its promise of timeless home cooked fare. Get your fill of bacon, eggs, waffles, blueberry pancakes and the like any time of day.
blueberry pancakes and the like any time of day.
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