The nice thing about Penny's is the predictability about the place. There are multiple locations which all comply to the Penny standard, so whether you are in Wicker Park or Lakeview, you can depend on Penny's. The menu isn't extensive, but you can build a meal on the appetizers and salads or soups, or opt for a noodle dish. I really like the Pad See-ew and Hot Pepper Noddles, but the Pad Thai is always a safe and good choice at Penny's. Most dishes come with a heap of red cabbage and carrots, not sure why, but the texture and crunch help complement the soft noodles. Also, make sure that you get the Thai Iced Tea. So sweet, so yummy. Prices are fairly cheap, and the place is clean and open. They use a lot of windows in the design of the place, so it is good people watching sitting inside.