Just a few blocks from world famous Wrigly Field sits Cozy. One step inside this small Thai resturant and you'll know they live up to their name. The walls are lined with toys and knicknacks ranging from giant waving cats to old style wind up tin turtles. Each table has a base from an old sewing machine and the bathroom is decorated in dozens upon dozens of pez despensers.
However, it's the food Cozy has to offer that will turn you into a repeat costumer. Appetizers range from 3.50 to 5.50. While their entree portions are big enough that you don't need an appetizer I would recommend the satay chicken to start with. The chicken comes seperate from the sauce so you control how much (or little) you want to spoon on. If you are a lover of the peanut you might want to request a second cup of the sauce as it tends to go fast!
Main meals are all priced under 7 dollars. You won't be lacking in choice as the menu offers selections from stir-fry to curry's to traditional thai noodle creations. When you see these jumbo plates heading your way you might be tempted to check the price menu again. The portions are huge and both the currys and entrees come complete with jasmine rice.
Take heed; when they say something is spicy, they mean it. Those that love hot food will find themselves right at home here. My boyfriend had the Thai green curry. And while it is spicy they don't over power the flavor with heat. For those of you who don't want to sweat while you eat they have plenty of other options. I chose the mild curry. While the curry sauce and chicken were lovely my potatoes were undercooked. Really this was the only kink in our meal.
While Cozy offers a wide range of teas they are a BYOB, so be prepared to bring your favorite wine or beer. Business hours are Sun-Thursday 11am til 10pm and until 10:30pm on Friday and Saturdays. Lunch is served until 3pm with lunch specials each day saving you 2 dollars off entree prices. Take-out and delivery options available.
The resturant is small and while they do take reservations you don't really need them, unless you have a large group.
They accept most major credit cards. There is a second location in Evanston at 1018 Davis Street.So what are you waiting for? Cozy up to a table now.
December 5, 2005
From journal Nothing Shy about Chi-town