Falcone’s Pizzeria &
6705 N. May
little nook provides a busy-road respite and is packed with tasty
pizza, calzones and big bowls of pasta. By yourself? Grab a few slices
and a fresh cannoli for a little Italian feast. Falcone’s also has a
deli case full of fresh meats and cheeses that can be ordered by the
7800 N. May
you’re from the Midwest, it’s just a matter of time before you’re
wrecked with a Tex-Mex craving. When it happens, enjoy the sampler at
Margarita’s, complete with flautas, nachos and quesadillas. Branch out
with the Mexican gumbo or Golden Burrito, with gravy and cheese.
7301 N. May
for its chicken Marsala and delicious pizza, Nomad is a cozy, upscale
Euro-American delight with plenty of veal options, as well as a filet,
shrimp dishes and traditional spaghetti. Don’t pass up the dessert:
cheesecake, carrot cake and chocolate overload tart.
Okura Sushi & Grill
7508 N. May
After some serious shopping
at Blue Seven, you’ve likely worked up an appetite. Pop in for sushi
and enjoy all the usual suspects like California and Crazy Cajun rolls
or attempt a platter like the Titanic, complete with tuna, salmon and
7521 N. May
you’re craving Italian — and lots of it — enjoy this family-style
restaurant. All the dishes are crafted with love, handed down through
generations of proprietor Cathy Cummings’ family. While you’re there,
indulge in the Fat Tony’s pasta special, complete with your choice of
pasta and meatballs or Italian sausage.
7504 N. May
can expect your favorites like rice dishes, noodle soups and egg rolls.
If you’re extra hungry and can’t decide between the three, try a dish
that combines them all — vermicelli with shrimp and spring roll. On the
go? Grab one of the many smoothies: avocado, mocha blast, lychee, mango,
blueberry or taro.
Mediterranean Imports &
5620 N. May
about reality, even for a little while, is one of the best parts about
living in a city. At Imports, the overgrown vegetation beckons weary
road-warriors to come in. Lunch specials range from Italian salami to
mujadra (lentil pilaf) and fresh baba ghanoush is served up daily.
Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock