Brunch Bites: "Get Your Fix" Dinner and DIY Mimosa Buckets

In this week's batch of brunch bites, 2 Sparrows serves up brunch-themed dinner before closing for renovations and Bull & Bear rolls out DIY mimosa buckets. 

Bull & Bear
(Bull & Bear's DIY mimosa buckets = cute)

The bad news: 2 Sparrows will be closing for renovations next month, which means your cravings will (temporarily) go un-sated. The good news: 2 Sparrows is serving up a "Get Your Fix" brunch-for-dinner on July 11 before they close. The five-course affair features beverage pairings curated by North Shore Distillery and a smattering of dishes such as smoked salmon lox, confit potato and celery root pancake, fried chicken livers and cornbread waffle, and deep-fried pan perdu. Upon reopening, the restaurant will keep the dinner momentum going with newly implemented regular dinner service. The "Get Your Fix" event begins at 7:00 p.m. and costs $50 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 773-234-2320.

When it comes to mimosas, beverages can vary drastically based on ratio of juice to bubbly. Sometimes you want a strong buzz, sometimes you just want fizzy juice. Thanks to Bull & Bear's new DIY mimosa buckets, now you can customize to your liking. For $35 per bucket, guests at weekend brunch receive their very own bottle of Champagne, three seasonal juices, striped straws, and a bouquet of flowers just because. Guests can also augment their supply with more juices such as pear and guava for a supplemental charge.

- Matt Kirouac