Dining Chicago

Brunch Bites: Black Bull and Webster's Wine Bar

In this week's batch of brunch bites, Black Bull launches a three-course brunch prix fixe and Webster's Wine Bar serves Sunday brunch. 


Black Bull
Omelet at Black Bull

Mother's Day served as the inaugural brunch for tapas-focused Black Bull in Wicker Park. The restaurant puts an elegant Spanish accent on the all-American weekend pastime with a three-course brunch prix fixe available weekends from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For each course, diners get their dish of choice, starting with chocolate-filled croissants or palmerita pastries to begin. Next, entree options include French toast with sweet cream, a french fry dish strewn with Jamon Serrano and eggs, a chorizo- and Jamon-filled omelet, and an epic hamburguesa Iberica made with pork shoulder, Jamon, rosemary aioli, quail egg, apple conserve, caramelized onion, and grated tomato on focaccia. For dessert, it's a mini torrija or churros with chocolate, and each prix fixe comes with a brunch cocktail, beer, sangria, or gin & tonic. For brunch cocktails, options range from the Isle of Ibiza featuring Cava, Pisco, Chinchon Anis, marmalade-cinnamon syrup, and lemon to the King Frederick Punch made with tequila, Sloe gin, sherry-herb shrub, lemon oleo, lemon, and sparkling water. The cost for the prix fixe is $25 per person and a la carte items are also available. 

Also new to the brunch game is Webster's Wine Bar. The seasoned restaurant and wine vet, which uprooted from its longstanding Lincoln Park location to move to Logan Square, is a revered favorite for its contemporary American and eclectic plates in the evening, now that same attention to detail carries over to Sundays with the launch of Sunday brunch. New summer hours extend from noon until 9:00 p.m. on Sundays, which includes a special menu featuring standouts from the regular menu, plus unique specialties inspired by the season and the farmers' market.

- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: East Village

The guys behind Hubbard Inn open yet another Latin-influenced lounge in the former Angels & Mariachis space. Chefs Bob Zrenner and Luis Contreras helm the kitchen.

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