Kopenhagen Blue Danish Bakery & Café
5076 S. 79th E. Ave., 408-1562
Do your taste buds need a European vacation? Try the Caviar Benedict-- toasted brioche with poached eggs, hollandaise and red caviar. In the mood for something sweet? Hit the bakery for a variety of Danish pastries and cakes, fresh breads served with a choice of cheeses, homemade butter and jam.
Hours: MON-FRI 8:30AM-2PM
Honey Baked Ham
8228 E. 61st St., 254-6339
Can't make it to the holiday rush? Have no fear as you can get a bite of the holidays year-round. Fall-off-the-bone tenderness and a crunchy, sweet glaze are the trademarks of this ham company. The finest quality bone-in ham cured in a secret marinade, and then smoked for hours over a blend of hardwood chips. They carry turkeys, too. Call for their special holiday hours starting Nov. 22.
HOURS: MON-SAT 10AM-6PM
3524 S. Peoria, 794-8200
Open until 11pm Thursdays through Saturdays, KEO specializes in dishes from Southeast Asia. Everything is prepared fresh daily using locally grown ingredients when possible. Try the grilled yellow fin tuna, glazed with soy, ginger and sesame asparagus. Vegetarians can dive into the KEO house stir fry with lemongrass, garlic, peppers, onions, lime leaf, chili and turmeric.
HOURS: MON-WED 11AM-10PM; THURS-SAT 11AM-11PM
1413 E. 15th St., 582-8282
Leprechauns keeping you awake at night? Feed the beast at this pub, fully stocked with favorites from the old country. Scotch eggs are always a good choice to get started: two hardboiled eggs wrapped in sausage and fried. For the main course try the boxty, a grilled potato cake filled with your choice of meats and veggies.
HOURS: SUN-THURS 11AM-12AM; FRI-SAT 11-2AM
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