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An Ina’s Brunch Revival and Festive New Brunch at Carnivale

An Ina’s Brunch Revival

In this week’s batch of brunch bites, Ina Pinkney sort of comes back from retirement but not really, and Carnivale kicks off brunch on March 16.

Ina's Brunch Revival

Ina’s Brunch Revival

Has the closing of Ina’s left a gaping void where your heart used to be? You’re not alone. Fortunately, Ina Pinkney has quietly been making the rounds at a few spots in Chicago to give us all a taste of her beloved cooking once more. Or of course you could always just purchase her heart-wrenching cookbook and re-create your favorites in between sobbing spells while reading her memoir.

At any rate, Ina will be making an appearance at Cicchetti on April 5 and 6 to sign books and schmooze, while the kitchen creates some of her most iconic dishes for their new brunch menu. Her acclaimed heavenly hots are also on the menu at the just-opened Spritz Burger, which wasted no time in launching brunch. Pinkney will also be signing books at Prairie Grass Cafe on March 30, where chef/owner Sarah Stegner will be cooking up some Ina’s favorites herself.