No more artisanal toast

Chicken-fried steak, Lucky Cafe

Everybody loves this fancy brunch business, and yes, while there is something to your fancy artisanal toasts and sandos, I'd rather stick to my simple, old-school grease traps. Lucky Cafe offers some of the best anti-artsy breakfast around, especially when we're talking about its chicken-fried steak ($12.96, after tax). Crunchy, salty, smothered in gravy and absolutely huge, served along with two eggs, hash browns and toast. It's just heavy enough to scrape away a hangover and just delicious enough to make you forget about the fat that you're stuffing into your arteries. 1111 21st Street, (916) 442-9620.