Monday, August 4, 2008

Just chill out

It's icky outside, so why not relax at home and order in from these neighborhood favorites:

Berry Chill: If you live in the downtown area (River North, Streeterville, Gold Coast, Loop), you're lucky enough to get the fab froyo delivered to your home. They dry ice pack it so that it's as fresh and frozen as if you ordered it at the store.

Irazu: The cheap Costa Rican restaurant's been around since 1990, but only recently have they started delivery in the West Town area. Order one of the specialty dinners (comes heaving with rice, plantains, meat and beans), burritos, tacos or a number of vegetarian dishes. Cash only.

Penny's Noodle Shop: All four locations (Bucktown/Wicker Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Oak Park) of this Asian neighborhood gem deliver, thankfully, so you're free to load up on carb-i-licious dishes like the spicy basil with chicken, sesame beef noodle or Thai ravioli (with shrimp and pork dumplings).

Oggi Trattoria: Classic Italian cuisine, ranging from thin-crust pizzas to homestyle pastas and panini, is what you'll get at this quiet neighborhood eatery in West Town. The prices are unbelievably cheap, and one of the house specials, Spendi (Sicilian shish kabob made with thinly rolled beef stuffed with seasoned bread crumbs and tomatoes), should not be missed.

Red & White: The owners at this late-night wine shop in Wicker Park will help you pick the best possible vino, then deliver it to your home by bike.

Reza's: Get your kabobs Persian-style from this long-time Mediterranean restaurant in Andersonville. In addition to salmon, chicken and filet mignon, you'll also want to go for the yummy charbroiled quails paired with mounds of dill rice.

Tank Sushi: For sushi in Lincoln Square, this colorful spot cannot be beat. And unlike some popular sushi restaurants, they manage to deliver theirs just as fresh and crisp as though you were dining in.


Anonymous said...

cash-only places are really annoying and should never be promoted.

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