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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: mEAT and Carnivale

In this week's batch of brunch bites, mEAT in Streeterville launches brunch and Carnivale celebrates Waffle Week.

(Skewer city at mEAT) 

Streeterville, you have a new brunch destination. Lakeview-based restaurant mEAT recently opened in the downtown 'hood and they've newly implemented weekend brunch service as well. Classic American fare with a quirky twist is the name of the game at mEAT, evidenced in dishes such as breakfast fondue, hot bacon flatbread, cinnamon bun skewers, breakfast mac and cheese, and bourbon-glazed Belgian waffles. To drink, there's coffee, affogato, orange sherbet mimosas, breakfast margaritas, mango lime foam bellinis, and more. 

PSA: this week is National Waffle Week, so you've officially got an excuse to go nuts and binge on waffles. Specifically, the churro-stye waffle with sugar, cinnamon, and Mexican chocolate ganache at Carnivale. Or the chicken and waffles with Cuban-Korean spiced crispy chicken and chipotle maple syrup. Damn. Aka Carnivale is the perfect place to cap off Waffle Week at their Sunday brunch September 7. Wash it all down with a bacon Bloody Mary infused with Midwestern pork belly. 

- Matt Kirouac

Tags: BrunchmeatStreetervilleCarnivaleWest LoopWaffles
Neighborhoods: West LoopLakeview

A venue this big, vibrant and full of energy deserves a fitting menu. Carnivale spotlights the cuisine of many countries in South America and there's an exotic cocktail list to...

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Skewered meats, sides, cocktails, and a bustling scene form the foundation for this bustling, hip Boystown restaurant and bar.

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