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Hair of the dog: Chicago New Year’s Day brunch bunch

Bloody mary at Frasca

Bloody mary at Frasca

Feed your hangover and get a little of the hair of the dog that bit you at New Year’s Day brunch.

  1. 33 Club, Old Town, noon to 4 p.m.
    A la carte brunch items include hand-sliced smoked salmon, whole wheat banana pancakes, challah french toast, eggs benedict and omelets.
  2. Dunlays on the Square, Logan Square, and Dunlays on Clark, Lincoln Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    “Hangover Brunch” with award-winning bloody marys (with Stoli vodka and a shot of Guinness, $6.50), and a la carte dishes such as a fried egg sandwich (two eggs over easy with cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo served on thick rye with potatoes, $9.50).
  3. Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Lakeview, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    A la carte options include fresh fruit pancakes ($9), omelet ($9–$9.50) and breakfast pizza ($10), accompanied by Italian-style bloody marys ($7) or “bottomless” mimosas ($13).
  4. Goose Island, Clybourn Corridor, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    All-day New Year’s brunch features items like French toast and cheesy breakfast skillets, plus platters of house-cured bacon and sausages and enchilada specials.
  5. The Grand Central, Wrigleyville, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    All-you-can-eat brunch ($10) with chicken and waffles, pancakes, omelets and biscuits and gravy. All-day specials include a $5 bloody mary bar and $3 mimosas.
  6. Italiasia, River North, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Italian-Asian inspired buffet ($17.95 for adults and $10.95 for children) features a prepared-to-order omelet and egg station, french toast, waffles, assorted breakfast pastries, soup, salads, entrees such as tenderloin medallions and risotto with seafood and desserts.
  7. LaSalle Power Co., River North, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    A $5 bloody mary bar plus all-you-can-eat buffet ($10) featuring French toast, biscuits and gravy, eggs, potatoes, mini cheeseburgers, mac and cheese, fried chicken, fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits and more.
  8. Lockwood, Loop, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    All-you-can-eat buffet ($30, $40 with bloody mary bar); reservations are required.
  9. O’Donovan’s Pub and Restaurant, North Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    All-you-can-eat “Hangover Brunch” ($15.95; kids, $6.95) offers an omelet station, sloppy joes, waffle station, buffalo wings, french toast, sausage, bacon, ham and prime rib carving stations, pasta, chili dogs, eggs made to order, salads, fruits, sweets, and more. Present your New Year’s Eve ticket stub from O’Donovan’s, Kincade’s, Kelsey’s, Kendall’s, Casey Moran’s or Twisted Lizard and receive your first drink free.
  10. Rockwood Place, Wrigleyville, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    A $5 bloody mary bar, $3 mimosas and $15 mix-and-match beer buckets plus all-you-can-eat buffet ($10) featuring scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, biscuits and gravy, cheeseburgers, sloppy joes, buffalo wings and more.
  11. Timothy O’Toole’s, Streeterville, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Enjoy make-your-own bloody mary ($7.50) and “bottomless” mimosa and bellini bars ($14) with a la carte offerings like Irish Benedict (two poached eggs with corned beef, hollandaise sauce and potatoes atop a toasted English muffin, $8.99), breakfast nachos ($7.99) and raspberry Belgian waffle ($7.99).
  12. Timothy O’Toole’s, Gurnee, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    A $5.50 Bloody Mary bar and $12 “bottomless” mimosa and bellini bars accompany such a la carte brunch items as steak and eggs ($13.49), corned beef skillet ($8.49), breakfast burrito ($8.49) and French toast ($5.99).

If you’re not up to getting dressed to go out on New Year’s Day, Phil Vettel bares all about brunching in your jammies at Hub 51 in River North, Hot Chocolate in Wicker Park, Mon Ami Gabi in Oak Brook and Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! in Lincoln Park.