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Chicago’s 2018 James Beard Nominees

A’s List: Get a Taste of Chicago’s 2018 James Beard Nominees Another year, another class of James Beard nominees from Chicago. Some names you’ll recognize as previous nominees, while others are new in the game. Nevertheless, if you haven’t checked them out by now, it’s time to make a reservation. Here’s our cheat sheet on […]

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Apr 19, 2018 07:55 PM
Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners, Cocktail Class & Late-night

Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners at Bistro Campagne In case you needed another reason to revisit one of Lincoln Square’s most enduring gems, Bistro Campagne just rolled out a new monthly dinner series that promises to get guests a front-row seat to all the culinary action. Executive chef Luke Creagon and beverage director Alex Uribe have created […]

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Apr 15, 2018 11:18 PM
Weekly Planner: Cooking Classes and New Brunche Locations

The Moonlighter Launches Brunch One of the newest brunch menus in town can now be savored at Logan Square newcomer The Moonlighter. Available every Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m., brunch features inventive comfort fare by chef Mickey Neeley, whose menu boasts the likes of corn flake-crusted bananas Foster French toast with vanilla bean pudding […]

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Mar 26, 2018 09:12 PM

Brunch Bites: Villains and Adamus

In this week's batch of brunch bites, Villains begins brunch in the South Loop and Adamus prepares its brunch program for an October debut. 



In both its past and present iterations, Villains has been known for its burgers (the current version topped with beef fat mayo is definitely worth noting), but now there's more to love about the South Loop bar and restaurant with the launch of brunch service. Under the direction of chef Dennis Stover, the beer-focused brunch program is designed to heal hangovers and pair seamlessly with the beer list. Items include Cola-brined brisket hash with potatoes and fried eggs; pork head scrapple with fried eggs and maple vinaigrette; ricotta crepes with mushroom ragu; and plenty more. In regards to those beers, some apropos brunch offerings are the Megalodon Imperial Coffee Porter, the Breakfast Oatmeal Stout, and Saison du Tracteur. There's also an exclusive Bloody Mary beer (!) and cider mimosas. Brunch is served on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

Next up on the brunch roster is Adamus, the restaurant inside the Silversmith Hotel planning to debut brunch next month. On the docket for the weekend menus are classic-inspired American creations like cardamon-scented brioche French toast, steak and eggs, and fried chicken and waffles with sausage gravy. To drink, a full brunch drink list includes cocktails such as the St. Ger-Mosa made with St-Germain, Prosecco, and orange juice; breakfast punch featuring Ketel One, Midori, Amaretto, lime, and cranberry; and the Monster of the Midway Bloody Mary with bacon-infucsed Grey Goose, house mix, and a whopping 14 garnishes. When brunch gets underway in October, it will run from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

- Matt Kirouac 


Tags: BrunchVillainsSouth LoopAdamusLoop
Neighborhoods: Printers RowLoop

Thanks to acclaimed chef Dennis Stover, Villains is a spot raising the bar on bar food. This longtime South Loop staple underwent a transformation from a burger bar to a...

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The Silversmith Hotel's renovated restaurant and lounge serves up local, seasonal New American fare and craft cocktails. The menu changes quite often, but you can certainly count on vegetarian and...

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