Restaurants

Lula Cafe (is the bomb for brunch -- I totally love this place -- very hipster with lovely, artisanal ingredients simply prepared at everyday prices); Pizza D.O.C. (yummy and sorta fancy -- I think Pat Bruno described this place as having the best pizza outside of Naples); Restaurant El Tinajon (a Guatemalan joint with obscenely delicious food -- the Plato Tecpan, a vegetarian plate of various goodies, hurts me with its tastiness); Ed's Potsticker House (delicious, inexpensive, great for a crowd, and not too too far from Hyde Park -- at 31st and Halsted); Queen of Sheba Cafe (awesome, fresh & inexpensive Ethiopian food -- best of a few places I've been in the city); and Earwax Cafe.