Pierogies are the featured attraction on a menu that also includes haluski (noodles and cabbage), stuffed cabbage, hunter's stew, and kielbasa. Call at least two days ahead of time to get special-order pierogi stuffings that include apricot, jalapeno, spinach, and lekvar.
If you like Italian cookies, scones, or coconut macaroons, or strawberry balsamic vinegar tortes, or chewy focaccias still warm from the oven, you will love Enrico Biscotti Company. It's mostly a bakery, but there also is a European-style café where you can have individual-size pizzas and masterful Italian meals.
Raised and glazed cake donuts and cream puffs, muffins and seductive chocolate gobs are the repertoire at this vintage 1930s donut shop that seems not to have changed much at all over the decades. Must eat: the huge, hugely satisfying cinnamon roll.
Car hops carry classic burgers and fries, chicken tenders, and sandwiches of deep-fried chipped ham to the driver's side window for in-car dining. Open since 1947, Jerry's is fast, fun, inexpensive, and satisfying.
Prantl's specialty is the burnt almond torte: a soft, almond-flavored, vanilla custard-filled butter cake, topped with buttercream frosting and toasted sugared almond slivers. It is available whole or in smaller sizes for takeaway snacks.
Hotcakes are as thin as crepes and every bit as elegant at Pamela's. From-scratch corned beef hash, great Lyonnaise potatoes, a full-service soda fountain, and half-pound Lincoln Diner-Burgers make it a worthy stop for breakfast, brunch, or lunch.