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Battle of the Brunch Empires

 

Battle of the Brunch Empires

Battle of the Brunch Empires

Battle of the Brunch Empires

Chicago loves brunch. The ritual has long since usurped church as the quintessential weekend retreat. With such obsessive brunch habits, it’s no wonder Chicago has sprouted a handful of brunch restaurants that have amassed veritable empires throughout the city. There’s Bongo Room in Wicker Park, South Loop, and Andersonville; there’s Yolk in the South Loop, River North, West Loop, Lakeview, and Streeterville (there’s also one in Dallas, Texas, oddly); there’s Waffles in the South Loop, Streeterville, and Lakeview; there’s Toast in Bucktown and Lincoln Park; and there’s Kanela Breakfast Club in Lakeview, Old Town, Wicker Park, and as of now, Streeterville. Each spot offers its own merits and strengths, as well as their own crippling downside…….……CONTINUE: