1324 S. Main St., 582-1964
Located in the swanky Hotel Ambassador, The Chalkboard offers gourmet breakfast and a classy setting to boot. The sirloin steak and eggs are served with breakfast potatoes and toast. If you're feeling a bit more continental, try the eggs Benedict, poached eggs on Canadian bacon served in an English muffin.
HOURS: BREAKFAST MON-SAT 6:30AM-10:00AM, SUN 7AM-10AM; LUNCH MON-FRI 11AM-2:30PM; DINNER MON-THURS 5-10PM, FRI-SAT 5-10:30PM, SUN 5-9PM.
10904 E. 71st St., 459-2464
Like burritos? Chipotle will custom build yours right before your eyes. The chicken and steak marinate for hours and then grilled. Every burrito comes with a side of cilantro-lime rice, your choice of pinto or vegetarian black beans, and traditional Mexican condiments. There are salads, too, and guacamole if you're feeling saucy.
HOURS: MON-SUN 11AM-10PM
3421 S. Peoria., Ave. 743-7200
This place doesn't screw around with its menu. Starters include choices like nachos, cheese fries, Buffalo wings and blackened chicken fingers. You can't go wrong with the burger menu. Choose from the basic steakburger, the bacon cheese steakburger, the tasty bleu cheese burger or the guacamole and bacon steakburger.
HOURS: SUN 12AM-6PM; MON 11AM-12AM; TUE-SAT 11AM-2AM
7227 S. Memorial Dr., 249-5262
Start with a Curry Puff: deep fried pastry filled with curried potatoes, onions, carrots and peas. For a late meal, give the Pla Jian a whirl: a filet of deep-fried trout topped with sweet sauce, ginger, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and tamarind sauce. For dessert try Glua Buoad-Chee, banana cooked in sweet coconut milk.
HOURS: SUN-THURS 11AM-10PM; FRI-SAT 11AM-11PM
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