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Wake-Up Goals

Kelsey Ogletree | July 3, 2018 | Feature Features

Get out of your brunch rut with these new offerings
Brunch so hard with the lemon ricotta pancakes from Formento's.

Go for: Brews for Breakfast
Need a little hair of the dog? Local ales take center stage at this beer- and seafoodcentric spot, which opened this spring. Start with a Fiskalada, made with an ATB Kölsch, then pair a Maplewood Fat Pug milk stout with Café du Monde-inspired beignets. Brunch Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30am-2:30pm, 225 N. Wabash Ave.

Go for: Insanely Fluffy Pancakes
Because there’s no better way to celebrate the weekend than carbs, the only menu item you really need to consider at this new brunch (launched in May) is lemon ricotta pancakes, topped with a compote of juicy blueberries sourced from area farms. Brunch Sundays, 10am-2pm, 925 W. Randolph St.

Go for: Fashionable Farm-to-Table

Launched in June inside SPACE 519, this 40-seat restaurant and all-day cafe features veggie-forward brunch plates as artful as its interiors. The small yet satisfying menu includes farm-fresh dishes like Gold Coast Migas with scrambled eggs and avocado. Brunch Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-3pm, 200 E. Chestnut St.

Go for: Decadence in Lively Environs
You don’t have to be a Cubs fan to enjoy this new concept from Boka Restaurant Group, where you can savor views of the Friendly Confines alongside inventive dishes. The brunch menu features items like butterscotch sticky buns and fried-chicken eggs Benedict. Brunch Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-3pm, 3600 N. Clark St.


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