Bus: 49B, 93, 155(773) 338-2929 www.indiangardenchicago.com41.997764 -87.694127 2546 W Devon Ave (between Maplewood Ave and Rockwell St) Devon Avenue, Chicago
Lunch, dinner (Sat, Sun)Average main course: $13
This Devon Avenue spot is great for your spice-phobic parents (the personable service always meets requests for various heat levels) while still managing to get good grub and throw back an Indian beer or two. Go for the vegetarian thali, a combo platter of mashed, roasted eggplant; creamy spinach; simmered black lentils; rice and nan. Meat-eaters should try the murg methi chaman, a fenugreek chicken dish bursting with fresh herb flavor.