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With so much collective experience, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group.
What is the best brunch spot in Chicago?
“A boilermaker and an egg sandwich at the Billy Goat.” — Mark Andel, Hot Dog Diaries
“I’m torn between m.henry and Tweet; therefore, I will have to go with both of them. Now I’m hungry.” — Sher BonDurant, On Tap in the Windy City
“Carnivale in the west loop has a wonderful Latin inspired brunch.” — Carole Kuhrt Brewer, Show Me Chicago
“Broadway Cellars.” — Jayson J Crady, Confessions of a Coffeholic!
“I love Yolk! It is a bit more touristy not a full locals sport, but holy amazing food. It would be my go to recommendation to anyone visiting Chicago and wanting brunch. Drury Lane Oak Brook. Not technically in the city, but not a big drive either. No holidays it’s about $35 a person. Bottomless mimosas. Huge breakfast buffet, omelet station, they have seafood, eggs benedict, lox and mini bagels, pretty much anything you could want. Firewater also has an amazing breakfast/brunch menu. The one in Edison Park has awesome food, and I hear the quality is equal with the one they opened in Beverly.” — Stephanie Esposito, Chicago Rucks
“I love Kitsch’n On Roscoe. They have killer chicken and waffles and a great vibe.” — Bill Mayeroff, Pints and Pups
“R.J. Grunts in Lincoln Park. My daughter thinks the music is too loud but if you think it’s too loud then you’re too old.” — Howard Moore, I’ve Got The Hippy Shakes
“I love Yolk – I work at Arlington Park in the summers, so often eat at the one in Ogilvie. I didn’t know about the Damen and Division one…this is dangerous knowledge for the rest of the year, as I live so close to Damen…” — Nicolle Neulist, Picks & Ponderings
“Yolk has an interesting menu. They’re beginning to have more locations. I live near the one on Division and Damen.” — Sabrina Nixon, Purple Reigns: How to Live a Full Life with Lupus
“Victory’s Banner in Roscoe Village and m.henry in Andersonville are two of the best.” — Ana Martin Sagredo, Foreign Affairs: Children Edition
“The House of Blues Gospel Brunch.” — Bob Schneider, Politics Now
“Okay, this place will be serving brunch soon and I can’t wait. It’s my new favorite restaurant in Lincoln Park, called Drawl. They are a Southern cookhouse and whiskey bar. The atmosphere is like you are on a veranda in New Orleans. The food is fabulous. I’ve tried just about everything on the menu. Short ribs and fried chicken are great but oh my gosh, you have to try the she crab soup. I was there on Sunday and I’m told they are starting brunch this weekend. Bourbon punch and other amazing items will be on the menu, similar to Brennans in New Orleans. I can’t wait to try it.” — Laura Vasilion, Talking to the World
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