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Chicago’s Best Brunch 12-5-14 at Avec

Avec,  Chicago’s Best Brunch 12-5-14


Avec,  Chicago's Best Brunch 12-5-14



Love it or malign it, brunch is not going anywhere. Unlike fleeting trends like Cronuts and ramen burgers, brunch is an indelible pastime firmly entrenched in urban living. It’s as much a part of Chicago culture as scoffing at the Cubs and gawking at the Bean. Chicago is filled with brunch options throughout every corner of its confines, and while this is good for the diner concerned about options, it’s also overwhelming and dizzying. That’s where I come in, to help whittle it down to the best of the brunch bunch. Presenting the best brunch spots in Chicago for 2014:

The One Off Hospitality contingent boasts a strong brunch game, repping some of the best in the local biz from The Publican to newly opened Dove’s Luncheonette. But my favorite is brunch at avec, a curious and intriguing brunch approach from a place more commonly frequented for its Mediterranean small plates and wines. But come Sunday, the West Loop wine bar turns out some of the craftiest, most inventive brunch dishes in town, like Moroccan pancakes with fried chicken wings (eat your heart out, waffles), breakfast paella, and an addictive combo of coddled eggs with roasted mushrooms, fonduta, and garlic crostini.………………CONTINUE: