Cowboy eggs, a full Bloody Mary bar and live music a good way to end the weekend. Libby S.

Costa s Famous Bar-B-Que 215 Lakeshore Parkway 205-263-0145 HOMEWOOD

Serving open-pit hickory-smoked barbeque and wood-fire grilled steaks, Costa s lives up to its middle name. The Trussville

location also features a lively sports bar. Located in Wildwood and Centerpoint. The best smoked chicken in town, and a great place to get family-style vegetables. Ashley W.

Crape Myrtle s (L. Indica) Café 2721 18th St S 205-879-7891 HOMEWOOD

Tucked inside Little Professor Bookstore in Homewood,

Crape Myrtle s Café is a unique getaway for breakfast, lunch or weekend brunch. The lunch menu offers sandwiches, sal- ads, soups, veggies and more. The perfect place to meet friends for lunch, breakfast or dinner. Excellent food (grilled salmon Caesar salad is my favorite), friendly staff, plus Crape Myrtle s shares its location with a great independent bookstore, Little Professor. Henry L.

Daniel George 2837 Culver Rd 205-871-3266 MOUNTAIN BROOK

This elegant yet relaxed restau- rant is in the heart of Mountain Brook Village. A creative menu features meats, poultry, wild and domestic game and fresh locally grown produce. Also open for lunch during the week. Cuisine is varied, interesting, well prepared and presented. Portions are generous. Excellent for either a business dinner or an intimate setting. William B.

Davenport s Pizza Palace 2837 Cahaba Rd 205-879-8603 MOUNTAIN BROOK

The Mediterranean motif makes you think you re in a place where pizza rules the world. The pizza makes you know you are. Also offering salads and a large

You can't go wrong.

JOHN M. on El Barrio