Category: brunch

Tasty

Brunch at Barton G The Barton G in Los Angeles doesn’t do brunch. Neither does the Barton G in Miami. But this is Chicago, and on Sundays from 10 to 3, Chicagoans eat brunch. So on the first Sunday in May, Barton G Chicago served its very first brunch. Dinner at Barton G* is a... Read more »

A Breakfast and A Brunch

Breakfast is a chameleon. Dial it down, and it’s a meal eaten on the run. Snazz it up, and it’s a veritable feast. Enjoy it in the restaurant of a multi-starred hotel, and it’s a great way to start the day. Chicago has a long history of excellent restaurants in top tier hotels, some of... Read more »

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

Describing Barton G, The Restaurant Chicago as “over-the-top” is an understatement. According to owner Barton G. Weiss, his three restaurants (Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago) are considered “the most Instagrammed restaurants in the world,” and it’s hard to argue the point.  At Barton G., one picture is definitely worth a thousand words. The above is... Read more »
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A First: Restaurant Week in West Lakeview

With “local” and “independent” fast becoming endangered species, the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the neighborhood’s first-ever Restaurant Week, an event designed to counter the trend. From March 22 to March 28, sixteen local restaurants will be offering special prix-fixe menus priced from $10 to $40. It’s both a good deal for diners and... Read more »

Like Home

Like Home Breakfast, according to nutritionists, is the most important meal of the day. When I was a kid, I thought it was also the worst. Cold cereals were soggy, hot cereals were lumpy, toast was made with limp white bread, juice was loaded with pulp, and Pop Tarts didn’t exist. I didn’t drink coffee until I started... Read more »

A Tale of Two Pancakes

A Tale of Two Pancakes
This is a tale of two pancakes: the pancake soufflé at the Albert in the EMC2 Hotel and the lemon ricotta pancakes at Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook. Both of them are different enough to snag the diner’s attention, and both of them are delicious enough to be habit forming. There’s more to the tale,... Read more »
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Brunch at Osteria Via Stato

Brunch at Osteria Via Stato
Add Osteria Via Stato to the list of restaurants serving brunch on Sundays. The restaurant has always done festive buffet brunches  for Mother’s Day and Easter, and according to chef/partner David Di Gregorio, the response has been so good that  the restaurant decided to make brunch a weekly event. “Sunday brunch is my favorite part... Read more »