Bus: 49, 80(773) 588-0133 stickyricethai.com41.954650 -87.688687 4018 N Western Ave (between Irving Park Rd and Cuyler Ave) Lincoln Square, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $7
What we love about this colorful and bustling storefront is that it keeps our interest with new concoctions every couple of weeks. Check the tiny chalkboard for specials, but supplement with tried-and-true favorites such as housemade spicy fermented pork sausage, probably the best gang hung lay (pork in sweet, garlicky, ginger-laden curry) in town, and kua kae, a stir-fry of chicken, baby corn, eggplant, shredded lime leaves and roasted rice powder that has a gingery citrus tang. Vegetarian options abound.