Feast is one of the few restaurants that manage to seamlessly fuse cozy and upscale. Looking around the small restaurant with mismatched table cloths, it's surprising to find one of the most extensive wine lists in the city, not to mention an impressive and creative menu to boot. The menu (which changes monthly) is smaller than that at most restaurants, but every item is unique and made with care. The food is also varied: Feast serves up everything from mashed potato tacos to "grown-up" takes on spaghetti and meatballs and macaroni and cheese. Feast offers a fun way to break away from boring food box in a warm, inviting atmosphere.
2. Pastiche Modern Eatery, 3025 N. Campbell Ave., 325-3333, pasticheme.com
3. Wildflower, 7037 N. Oracle Road, 219-4230, Wildflower Web site