Located in the heart of Little Italy, this cornerside haven (read: no crowd) looks like your standard sports bar, but has an upper hand when it comes to brunch. Taking pride in all dishes served, the kitchen adds a special home-style twist to almost every dish, like the French toast made with slices of thick Greek bread dipped in a cinnamon, vanilla and orange batter, and the four big homemade pancakes (the blueberry and strawberry versions are quite popular with the sorority sisters that lounge on the patio) served with little pots of vanilla butter.
The chili and cheese omelets are a popular shove-down item, while the spinach and imported feta omelet is thick with Greek memories. The breakfast burrito, loaded with jalapeno peppers, three scrambled eggs, beans, rice and cheddar cheese, is easily enough to feed two. The small, younger crowd likes being dubbed "the loyal regulars" and there are a handful of televisions quietly broadcasting White Sox games. Oh, right...it is located on the South Side after all.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Misty Tosh