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Weekly Planner: Brunch News Edition

Brunch News Edition Lowcountry Adds Brunch Fasten those bibs, because brunch is served at Lowcountry. The South Loop outpost of the boil-in-a-bag seafood concept, which specializes in Cajun-style shellfish, has added weekend brunch to its popular portfolio. A slight departure from its usual eat-with-your-hands bag-centric menu, the brunch offerings span a spectrum of Southern comforts, from […]

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Jun 18, 2018 09:51 PM
Best Restaurants in Boystown

With June being Pride Month, there’s no better time of year to spend dining and drinking in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. The vibrant Lakeview area enclave is best known perhaps for its clubs, drag brunches and rainbow pylons, but the neighborhood is becoming a serious dining destination in its own right, thanks to restaurants like these: […]

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Jun 11, 2018 10:32 PM
Weekly Planner: Taco Joint’s Specials and ROOF on theWit’s Movie Series

Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy Hour at Punch Bowl Social Happy hour is the happiest of all when you’re surrounded by bowling alleys, bocce courts, karaoke rooms and dart boards. The West Loop’s brand new Punch Bowl Social, a behemoth dining and gaming complex out of Denver, has jumped on the happy hour bandwagon, […]

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Jun 05, 2018 06:53 PM

Brunch Bites: Unite Urban Grill, Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse, and The Publican

In this week's batch of brunch bites, Unite Urban Grill and Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse join the local brunch brigade and The Publican starts brunch even earlier.


Unite Urban Grill
(Reuben at Unite Urban Grill)


The latest entrant to Chicago's ceaseless brunch gamut is Unite Urban Grill, an apropos addition considering this West Town restaurant pretty much personifies the vibe of a neighborhood standby, which is what you want in a cozy brunch excursion. With a brunch menu focused on modernized American comforts, Unite Urban Grill is now serving a.m. fare on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Expect steak & eggs, brioche French toast with roasted apples, croque Monsieur, quiche, a Reuben, and pineapple sticky buns, among others. Drinks are just as classic, with Bloody Marys, mimosas, and coffee all present and accounted for, plus Chicago neighborhood-inspired cocktails.


Another newcomer to the weekend repast is Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse. Basically the opposite of the American comfort food template at Unite Urban Grill, this Lakeview spot offers a unique riff on brunch with emphasis on south of the border recipes. Traditional Mexican favorites such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros are joined by innovative additions such as scrambled egg-filled huaraches, blueberry margarita pancakes, and huevos Benedictos comprised of serrano corn cakes and chipotle hollandaise. Cocktails are just as invigorating, including the Abuelita Float, a dessert-y libation featuring Negra Modelo, dark chocolate sorbet, and Abuelita chocolate rim.


As any fan of The Publican's famed brunch will attest, every hour counts. The more brunch hours, the more opportunities for Pub Bacon. So here's something to rejoice about: beginning May 4, The Publican opens an hour earlier for brunch on Sundays, starting at 9:00 a.m.


- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: West LoopLakeviewWest Town

The steakhouse concept goes Mexican with this colorful Lakeview serving up New York strips and 18-ounce bone-in ribeyes with a bit of pizzazz. Load up on spicy sides like roasted...

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The quintessential neighborhood restaurant in West Town, Unite Urban Grill specializes in modernized American comfort fare utilizing fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients.

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