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Brunch is a booming business in Chicago, with new restaurants and menus emerging seemingly every week. Especially lately, the city has seen a surge in reputable brunches debut, each offering a stylistic and innovative approach to the weekend pastime. From internationally inspired dim sum to morning fare rooted in culinary traditions of France and Spain, […]

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May 24, 2018 11:51 PM
The Perfect Day of Eating in Chicago’s West Loop

In Chicago, dining and drinking is a full-fledged tourist attraction in and of itself,  Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Right up there with other world-famous institutions like the Bean, the Willis Tower and Navy Pier. Eating in Chicago’s West Loop Considering this, strategy is important when planning out a day of dining in the big city, as coordinated […]

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May 19, 2018 02:41 AM
Cinco de Mayo Guide, 2018 to Dining and Drinking

Cinco de Mayo: Where to dine and drink on Mexican cuisine and cocktails for May 5. One of the liveliest and most colorful food- and drink-filled holidays of the year is almost here, and all over Chicago, restaurants and bars are gearing up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. From cocktail specials to full-blown parties, here’s where […]

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May 09, 2018 04:21 AM

Brunch Bites: Cindy's and Pub Royale

In this week's batch of brunch bites, downtown hot spot Cindy's serves brunch atop the Chicago Athletic Association hotel and Pub Royale delivers an Indian-accented brunch to Wicker Park. 

 

Cindy's
Brunch with a killer view at Cindy's



Just when you thought Cindy's couldn't get any hotter, the restaurant perched atop the Chicago Athletic Association hotel just added brunch to their repertoire. What may very well be the buzziest restaurant of the summer, Cindy's now serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays with a side of stunning Millennium Park views. In line with its dinner menu, the brunch fixtures are focused on seasonally inspired American cuisine executed by chef Christian Ragano. Items to look forward to include cast-iron quiche Lorraine, cinnamon raisin brioche French toast, Michigan berry pudding, and chilaquiles, among others. To drink, "spirit guide" Nandini Khaundi curates a bunch of "Sunrise Punches," along with kombucha drinks and mocktails. Brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on weekends. 

Another eclectic option for weekend brunch is Pub Royale. The hyper-popular Wicker Park bar, whose Anglo-Indian menu stylings have drawn crowds since opening day earlier in the season, combines a few standout items from the dinner menu with several new items and morning-oriented cocktails. Dig into stuffed paratha with bacon, potato, cheese, and fried egg; kedgeree with smoked fish, rice, scallions, and soft-boiled egg; doughnuts with chai dulce de leche; and chicken tikka rati rolls studded with caramelized onions and cotija cheese. To drink, there's Four Letter Word coffee, house chai, and cocktails like the Bloody Maharani with tomato, lemon, hot sauce, and mitha misala. 

- Matt Kirouac

Neighborhoods: Ukrainian VillageLoop

Anglo-Indian street food and booze is the name of the game at Pub Royale, the latest venture from Heisler Hospitality (Trenchermen, Bar DeVille, Sportsman's Club). Open for brunch, dinner, and...

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