It's Chicago, and we love to brunch. Here's where.
Since everyone loves a good top 10 reflecting longingly on the year that was, I bring you Chewables’ Top 10 “best of” Chicago 2013. Drumroll please: Best restaurant: North Pond. Yes, I am fully aware that this is not a new Chicago restaurant, and that “best of” restaurants are typically either new or by Grant... Read more »
On a beautiful, summer Sunday morning, the type of morning that is the reason for living in Chicago, I ate outside with friends at Little Goat. For those unaware (do you still exist?), Little Goat is the diner-style sister restaurant to Chef Stephanie Izard’s more refined Girl and the Goat, just across the street on... Read more »
Tofu and vegetable scramble. Buttermilk pancakes. Turkey sandwich. Breakfast burrito. Baked French feta. It was impossible to decide what to order at Lula Café in Logan Square. Typically when eating out, I know exactly what I want to order or, sometimes, I’m between two dishes. But at Lula’s it was literarily impossible to make a... Read more »
I’ve been around the brunch block quite a few times, and year in and year out, through hot new openings and other celebrated mainstays, I keep on coming back, time and time again, to one Chicago brunch spot: Nookies on Wells. There is nothing fancy about Nookies. It is not swanky, the food is not... Read more »
Turns out not all good brunches require an hour plus wait. In fact, for some you can even make reservations. What? In Chicago? It’s true! On a recent (super rainy, slightly chilly…where is spring?) Sunday, the hubby and I met a friend in from out of town who was staying in River North and was... Read more »
It is no secret that Chicagoans love their brunch. It is an institution. An art. There are places that specialize in brunch – think Bongo Room, Nookies, Yolk – and places with special brunch menus – think Nightwood, Sola, Perennial Virant. As an homage to the Chicago brunch, and because it’s a great excuse to... Read more »