Brunch and brass go together handily at The Promontory, and not because they phonetically sound great. Music is an integral component at the Hyde Park restaurant, so the fusion is a natural extension, set to take shape with their inaugural Brass Band Brunch on January 25. Featuring the sultry stylings of the Lowdown Brass Band, the family-style brunch kicks off at noon, with seating available starting at 11:30 a.m. It's hosted upstairs in The Promontory's performance space, outfitted with communal tables and a stage for the horn-happy Chicago band. The menu includes items like eggs Sardou, potatoes, cheese grits, pork bacon, huckleberry bread pudding, and assorted breakfast pastries. Brass brunch runs until 2:00 p.m. and costs $50 per person.
In other brunch news, The Signature Room is extending its weekend brunch service for the new year. The high-flying restaurant near the top of the Hancock Tower has replaced its lunch buffet with a brunch-focused one that affords diners a brunch entree, access to the brunch buffet, and a Champagne cocktail. Brunch is now available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., featuring items like apple pie pancakes, grilled pork loin, eggs Benedict, and more. The cost is $45 for adults and $25 for children younger than 12. Reservations can be made by calling 312-787-9596.