Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey(773) 549-1515 parscove.com41.932810 -87.640790 435 W Diversey Pkwy (between Pine Grove Ave and Sheridan Rd) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Lunch (Fri–Sun), dinnerAverage main course: $13
Suckers for free food eat well at this family-run Persian spot: Order the village salad of tomato, cucumber, pepper, stuffed grape leaves, basil, olives and feta, and you’ll also get a bowl of lentil soup. Choose entrées such as the baby lamb shank simmered in walnut-pomegranate sauce or the lemon-honey chicken breast with currants, and you’ll not only get soup but a perfectly dressed house salad as well. And the vanilla ice cream topped with honey and cinnamon? You won’t find that on your check, either.