3948B S. Peoria, 749-3447
The early bird catches the egg along with some bacon and coffee. If you're waking up and feeling hungry, try the Jimmy's Egg in town. Breakfast is served all day and includes favorites like three-egg omelets, waffles, pigs in a blanket and much more. If you're feeling brain needs some early morning stimulation, make your own omelet with your choice of cheeses, veggies and meats.
Hours: SUN-SAT 6:30AM-2PM
The Local Table
4329 S. Peoria, 794-8013
This Brookside restaurant uses local meat, dairy and produce whenever available. Start with a salad made with local greens or a goat cheese flatbread stuffed with smoked Gouda. Then, try Fried Chicken with Cherry Tomato salad as an entrée. Other main courses include roast rainbow trout and Cajun meatloaf. As the season changes so does The Local Table's menu (depending on what's available), so keep your eyes wide open.
HOURS: SUN-SAT 11AM-10PM
Bodean's Seafood Restaurant
3376 E. 51st St., 743-3861
This popular restaurant serves creative, ultra-fresh seafood dishes--more than 30 varieties of fresh seafood are delivered here twice a day--in a comfortable atmosphere. Executive Chef Tim Richards updates the dinner menu several times a week, and each day a three-course prix fixe menu is available. Bodean's also has an extensive wine list with more than 200 bottles of wine from across the world.
Hours: MON-FRI 11AM-2:30PM; MON-SAT 5-10PM; SUN 5-9PM
Oscar's Gastro Pub
1738 S. Boston Ave., 938-6960
A pub atmosphere put with a gourmet menu only means one thing--a trip to Oscar's. Unique starters like the Dungeness crab fritters with wasabi mayo or the chicken toothpicks set the tone for an upscale experience. Dinner selections include smoked prime rib with goat cheese mashed potatoes or the ahi tuna served with asparagus crab cake and "micro greens." A fine selection of beer is also available.
MON-THURS: 11AM-10PM; FRI-SAT 11AM-2AM
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