The following are capsules of places I have been in the last month or so and been meaning to post about.
Sunny Day Tap
4953 N Elston.
Was a working mans tavern, now a Serbian bar with food served from noon till closing and a nightclub with music and food on the weekend. What I have eaten there has been good, waitresses wear the standard Eastern European uniform of nightclub attire, even at the lunch hour.
Lincoln Korean Restaurant
5501 N Lincoln
Standard small coffee shop decor, one older Korean lady doing everything, cooking, waitressing, busing tables, and doing a great job. Korean homestyle standards, nothing fancy, mainly Korean customers. The Korean lady speaks no English, some knowledge of Korean food would be advised, but she can be helpful if in the mood.
Poppy Chocky Wocky Doodah
3514 W Devon Ave
Odd little Kosher popcorn shop with unfriendly help, hard to access parking in the rear of building and off-the-wall popcorn flavors. I wanted to like this place, but spending $14 for pina colotta and root beer popcorn that was just verging on stale soured me on the place.
2632 Gross Point Rd
Sarkis is an institution for breakfast, flamboyant talkative owner who, frankly, got on my nerves, but served good, if not way overpriced, 'disaster' sausage and eggs. There are new owners and, while the food is as good if not better, the kissing and yelling has been toned down to a dull roar. Small and very crowded, but fun once in a great while.
7744 N Milwaukee
Nice little Polish deli for those that live in the area. Fresh and smoked sausage, prepared foods and bread.
7712 N Milwaukee
Very good Thai food, with a deeper menu than first appears.
5423 N Lincoln
Colombian bakery with a 5-stool counter for eat-in. Very good coffee, excellent empanadas and arepas. Bread, bakery and desserts with a friendly helpful staff.