Subway: Red to Loyola(773) 262-5216 www.blueelephant.com41.998150 -87.661913 1235 W Devon Ave (at Magnolia Ave) Edgewater, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $8
When it’s warm outside and its patio is open, this tiny restaurant’s seating capacity triples. But no matter the weather, the kitchen (on view from the dining room) remains mind-bogglingly tiny. That is, it’s mind-boggling when you think about the never-ending number of dishes this place puts out. A lengthy list of pan-Asian eats includes summer rolls, pot stickers and a delicious bowl of vaguely sweet Massaman curry served with roti, but Thai-food purists might not find that real-deal flavor they're looking for.