Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

Now what y’all wanna lose?
Wanna lose dollas? Impalas? Be brawlin’ in the streets with the crawlas?
Spend your dough with your head like a baller.
It’s all about the Hamiltons, baby. Uh-huh. Yeah.

Radhika may (or may not) be splitting for the NYC. Between Boutique Cafe & Lounge’s new exec chef, Noah Sandoval, created a new menu with a Southern twist. Venison carpaccio with peach, arugula, rosemary, and juniper is just $9 (1324 North Milwaukee Avenue; 773-292-0585).

Kristoffer’s Cafe & Bakery in Pilsen makes toothsome breakfast burritos for $4.50. Pick your poison: classic (sausage, bacon, or ham), Spanish (chorizo and beans), or Southwestern (tomatoes, green peppers, onions). Top it off with a slice of tres leches cake for the same price (1733 South Halsted Street; 312-829-4150).

No more fantasizing about Swim Cafe’s fresh panini and salads at work: They now deliver for a measly $5 (1357 West Chicago Avenue; 312-492-8600).

Bon Bon Vietnamese Sandwiches serves delicious (and cheap! $3.95!) banh mi, Vietnamese baguettes with fresh veggies and perfectly cooked meats (2333 West North Avenue; 773-278-5800).

The new Whole Foods is the third largest in the world, with exclusive selections under ten bones: one-ounce tastings for under $10 from the Napa wine machine, Chef Earl’s bacon blue potato salad ($3.69), and New York-style pizza pies in two new flavors — spicy cheese and vegan mushroom spinach — for $9.99 (1550 North Kingsbury Street; 312-587-0648).

Need Caffeine, a new Chicago-based website for coffee and tea, delivers quality sips — Intelligentsia, Lavazza, Mighty Leaf, Harney & Sons, and more — for only $5.

Save green by going green: Pick up a $9 ecochic Envirosax tote from Bess & Loie. Roll it up and take it anywhere (1015 West Lake Street; 312-226-2247).

You got fiiiiiive on it (times two).

1733 S Halsted St
@ 17th Pl
Chicago, IL 60608
Whole Foods
1550 N Kingsbury St
@ Weed St
Chicago, IL 60642
1357 W Chicago Ave
@ Ada St
Chicago, IL 60642
1015 W Lake St
bt Carpenter & Morgan Sts
Chicago, IL 60607