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Best Restaurants for Boozy Brunch in Chicago . Boozy Brunch? What is brunch without a little booze? And this being winter (albeit a warmer than usual one), a little booze is always a welcome distraction from the season. When it comes to imbibing at brunch, you could stick with the coffee and orange juice route, […]

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Feb 20, 2017 08:31 PM
Weekly Planner: Brunch at Publican Anker, Midday Dining at Animale

Weekly Planner: Brunch at Publican Anker, Midday Dining at Animale, Sunday Lasagna at Roots Handmade Pizza and More. . Weekly Planner: Brunch at Publican Anker . Midday Dining at Animale While one restaurant rolls out brunch, another adds lunch. Bucktown’s beloved Animale has added weekday daytime service to its repertoire, featuring an array of panini, […]

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Feb 19, 2017 09:35 AM
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House Turns 20

A Gold Coast legend Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House celebrates a milestone with a throwback. . . Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House Turns 20 this year. One of the OGs of the Gold Coast’s dining scene, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House is celebrating a particularly commemorative occasion with its 20th anniversary this […]

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Feb 17, 2017 05:25 AM

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. 

 

Villains
Villains



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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