While catchy phrases like "small plates" and "sports bar" may have appealed to investors, it seems the team behind Radar couldn't help itself and wound up a solid neighborhood restaurant focused on meticulously prepared comfort food and worthy drinks. Their investors should be thankful they charted a new course. -CHRIS ONSTAD
3951 N Mississippi,
Hours: Mon-Fri 5 pm-10 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm & 5 pm-10 pm, Sun 10 am-2pm & 5 pm-9 pm
Tue-Sun 5-7 pm ($2-5 food items, $5 specialty cocktails, $5 wines, $1 off draft beers).