You don't have to fork over much cash to eat out every night.
Where Zapatista (1307 S Wabash Ave, 312-435-1307)
What All-you-can-eat tacos, from 11am to 10pm. Options include carnitas, steak, chipotle chicken, ancho-marinated tilapia and roasted veggies. ’Ritas are on special for $5.
How much $13.99
Where Angelina (3561 N Broadway, 773-935-5933)
What This three-course prix-fixe dinner includes your pick of starters like sautéed calamari, entrées such as braised short ribs over polenta, and classic Italian desserts.
How much $27
Where HB Home Bistro (3404 N Halsted St, 773-661-0299)
What Any app, entrée and dessert from the menu of hearty, comforting global cuisine. Think mustard-crisped crab cakes and mussels in beer broth with truffle fries. (BYOB)
How much $29
Where A Mano (335 N Dearborn St, 312-629-3500)
What Free truffled popcorn, pâté, pizzas and marinated olives with purchase of a glass of wine between 5 and 7pm, Monday through Friday
How much Depends on how much wine you drink—glasses average $10.
Where Kit Kat Lounge (3700 N Halsted St, 773-525-1111)
What A starter (we recommend the namesake salad), an entrée (try the blackened pork chop with collard greens) and a martini (sweeter than the divas in drag but just as fierce)
How much $30
Where Chief O’Neill’s (3471 N Elston Ave, 773-583-3066)
What Any breakfast platter, from a corned-beef skillet to a build-your-own omelette, all with breakfast potatoes and toast, between 9am and noon
How much $5
Where Zocalo (358 W Ontario St, 312-302-9977)
What Three courses of Mexican with flair: Apps include empanadas or flautas; entrées are grilled pork tenderloin or chicken in mole poblano, and flan or tres leches for dessert.
How much $25