Getting lucky at this Tremont gem means scoring a weekend table without much of a wait. Our pro tip? Hit this place up Monday through Friday when the same delicious food comes without the lineup. After all, there's no rule that says brunch can only happen on Saturday or Sunday. While the weekday menu is a tad smaller, it still offers housemade honey-coated granola, Chef Haviland's ridiculous cheddar-scallion biscuits with scrambled eggs and sausage gravy, and that glorious Shipwreck of eggs, hash browns, bacon and cheddar cheese. (Veggies can swap curried tofu for the eggs.) Long before it was de rigueur to do so, Haviland has been championing local farmers and producers, sourcing local milk, cheese, eggs, honey, vegetables and proteins, which makes every bite taste that much fresher.
777 Starkweather Ave., 216-622-7773, luckyscafe.com.