A home-cooked meal can inspire the recollection of momentous childhood memories, such as the first unicycle ride without training wheels or the first unicycle crash due to riding while cutting up a plate of steak. Tooth trek through youth's milestones with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of contemporary American fare at Just Like Home Restaurant in Niles.
Varied cuisines mingle in Just Like Home Restaurant's American melting pot of homemade noshes, amiably hoisted upon families of feasters. Familiar flavors bursting from the Just Like Home panini guide mouths down a memory lane littered with grilled chicken, spinach, tomato, onion, feta, and garlicky aioli ($9.50). Cottage cheese and raisin toast lithely skirt the fresh fruit plate ($8.45), brimming with a low-calorie bounty of seasonal sweets pilfered from Mother Earth's behemoth candy bowl. Far-traveled fettuccini alfredo falls into step behind a conga line of soup or salad ($9.85) as a swell of wine and tomatoes surges over the sizzling mediterranean tilapia ($14.95). Drink in the New York steak's ($19.25) mouthwatering aroma, usually reserved for the Statue of Liberty's colossal nostrils, as it surfs the waves of WiFi washing over cozy booths and wide-screen TVs.
8501 W Dempster St.
Niles, Illinois 60714