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.
SUN 7AM-9PM; MON-SAT 7AM-10PM
1401 E. 41st St., 712-7555
In a hurry and not sure of what you feel like eating? Whole Foods has a tasty dish for any palate. Visit the salad bar if you're looking to stay lean during the up-coming holidays and try some raw, nutrient goodness. If you want something quick and don't care about the holiday diet, grab a slice of hot pizza. Eat up, so that you can cruise down the aisles for some grocery shopping.
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.
MON-WED 11AM-10PM; THURS-SAT 11AM-11PM
1325 E. 15th St., 933-5050\
This Cherry Street hangout offers a full selection of pub grub throughout the day but switches to pizza and paninis only after 10pm. The eight-inch stone-baked thin crust pizzas come in a handful of flavors. If it's a Panini you seek, try the Cuban, made with pulled pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on Ciabatta bread. Plus there's plenty of flat-screen TVs for you sports fanatics.
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