4929 E. 71 St., 794-1600
Swing by for coffee, a muffin or a hot breakfast sandwich such as the Ham and Swiss Baked Omelet. Cosi has baked goods galore in the morning, including several kinds of bagels in flavors like Cranberry Orange and Asiago Cheese. Scones are also offered, along with yogurt parfaits and fruit salad. Espresso drinks come in both hot and iced forms.
Hours: MON-SAT 7AM-8PM; SUN 8AM-8PM
1520 E. 15 St., 585-2229; 5220 S. Yale, 493-7179; 7153 S. Lewis, 494-7022
If you tend to order everything on the side, this might be the perfect lunch spot for you. Everything at Qdoba is made right before your eyes. Try one of the signature burritos, such as a Fajita Ranchera Burrito or a Poblano Pesto Burrito. Qdoba also offers quesadillas, tortilla soup and nachos, all prepared with your choice of beans, salsa and toppings.
Hours: SUN-SAT 10AM-10:30PM
Tin Star Restaurant
9521 Riverside Pkwy., 298-5333?
Offering southwestern favorites like fajitas, tacos, burgers and quesadillas, Tin Star has something for almost any Okie. Vegetarians can chow down on the Black Bean Veggie Quesadilla with jack cheese, corn and diced veggies. If you're in the mood for spice, try the Buffalo grilled chicken tacos, served with tangy sauce and crumbled bleu cheese.
Hours: SUN-SAT 10AM-9PM
Hibiscus Caribbean Bar and Grill
3316 S. Peoria Ave., 749-4700
Chances are if you're out on the town late at night then you're already pretty close to Brookside and even closer to Jamaica. Our food reviewer recommends the Lil' Jerk, a half chicken marinated in spicy jerk seasoning and fire grilled topped with special hibiscus sauce. Don't forget to try something from the island-inspired rum bar, featuring authentic rum from the Caribbean.
Hours: MON-THURS 11AM-3PM; 5PM-11PM; FRI-SAT 11AM-2AM; SUN 5PM-11PM.
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