Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year's Day Brunch Guide 2017

Oak Park
Novo- 10:00 to 3:00 Featured items include short rib hash and eggs, prosciutto benedict, buttermilk pancakes with quince jam, oysters of the day, smoked trout BLT, pear and fig flatbread, and farmhouse mac and cheese. Beverages and bubbles include bloody marys, bellinis, Novo mimosas, tea, espresso and more.

D.S. Tequila Company- 11:00 to 3:00 Mimosa fairies will buzz about with their beverage backpacks refilling mugs ($16 with any brunch entree purchase) while Texan-style bloody marys will be featured for $5. The menu includes appetizers (monkey bread; trash can nachos; nine layer dip), egg dishes (hangover killer skillet; green chilaquiles; Betty Sue's chicken and biscuits), salads (cobb; BBQ chicken; taco), burgers (burgundy; barnyard; ragin' rajas), tacos (cuban veggie; tequila shrimp; al pastor) and sweets (root beer float; churros; cookie skillet)

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club- 11:00 to 4:00 Diva Madam X will welcome guests for a midday meal with plenty of song, dance, and glitter while Chef JoAnn Witherell’s menu will feature favorites like chicken and waffles, rice krispie french toast, crab cake benedict, chilaquiles and more. Imbibing is made easy with a $14.95 drink package that includes mimosas, bloody marys, bellinis, sangria and specialty martinis. Kit Kat will also be offering $7 Stoli martinis all day.

Bar Pastoral- Ring in 2017 with Bar Pastoral’s Disco brunch and hash out plans for the New Year with #hash! The Build-Your-Own Hash menu comes with scones, coffee and funky disco beats all morning long. the Bubble Bar will be also be offering bottomless mimosas.

Myron Mixon's Smoke Show Barbecue- Starting at 11:00. David Mixon’s Bloody Mary features Tito’s vodka, Zing Zang bloody mary mix garnished with smoked bacon, two burnt ends, sausage slice, celery, pickle, cocktail onion, jalapeno pepper and Myron Mixon's Rub A Dub Dub Rib Rub rim ($16). The dining menu includes a sharable King's Feast, ribs, burnt ends, cupcake chicken, BBQ deviled eggs, brisket melt and more.

Roscoe Village
Commonwealth Tavern- 11:00 to 2:00. On both January 1 and 2, guests will enjoy a $3 Build-Your-Own Mimosa Bar with various fruits and juices and a $6 Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar stacked with hot sauces, veggies, meats and more. Menu highlights include Brunch Schnitzel (herb aioli, smoked potatoes, pickled red onion, fried egg; $14), Pig Muffin (maple pig head, farm egg, American cheese, English muffin; $12), and Kentucky Hot Brown (smoked turkey, bacon, tomato, beer cheese, sourdough, $14).  

Andersonville/Lincoln Square
Appellation- Champagne and Fried Chicken Menu for $22: Greet 2017 and recover from 2016 with Appellation’s family-style Fried Chicken & Champagne brunch. This old school country brunch comes with all the fried chicken fixings, including black eyed peas, collard greens and cornbread. Unlimited mimosas will be offered at the Bubble Bar. 

Jerry's Sandwiches- Special brunch items include Jerry’s "Heralded" Bloody Mary (house spicy tomato mix with vodka, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, Bourbon Hot Spiced Cider (exotic house spiced cider with Zack Harris bourbon); Cranberry Sauced (house cranberry sauce, spiced syrup, Ransom Old Tom gin, Allspice Dram, lime juice, Fee Brothers cranberry bitters).  Southern Fried Chicken on a Waffle (house pickle, white cheddar, lettuce, maple syrup aioli) Jerry’s Monte Cristo (French toast, root beer ham, arugula, red onion, gruyere, Swiss, cracked black pepper, strawberry jam, maple syrup)

Tavern on Little Fort- 10:00 to 2:00. Brunch highlights on January 1 and 2 include the Breakfast Burger (70-percent brisket and 30-percent bacon patty, tavern sauce, bread and butter pickles, fried egg, New England bun; $15), Breakfast Bagel (ham, scrambled egg, beer cheese; $12), and Vegetable Frittata (asparagus, tomato chile relish, aioli, parmesan; $12). Featured drink specials include a $3 Build-Your-Own Mimosa Bar and $5 Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar.

Wicker Park
Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya- 11:30 to 2:30. Highlights include Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen (rich pork broth flavored with Yamaguchi soy sauce, topped with black garlic oil), perfect for ramen lovers looking for something that's hearty, rich and full of flavor, and Yuzu Shio Ramen (French sea salt, kelp and Japanese citrus based), a unique, refreshing ramen unlike the traditional ramen stereotype of meaty and creamy.

Kanela (includes all locations)- 7:00 to 3:00 Eggnog Pancake special (eggnog batter, apple cranberry compote, nutmeg and brandy creme anglaise) for $14 each. The Wicker park location will also offer a special Hot Chocolate French Toast for $13.49 featuring thick sliced challah bread soaked in hot chocolate, toasted then stuffed with homemade marshmallow fluff and topped with a semi-sweet hot chocolate ganache and mini toasted marshmallows.

River North
Devon Seafood Grill- 1@:00 to 3:00 The New Year’s Day brunch buffet costs $29 for adults and $17 for children ages 4-12, plus tax and gratuity. Children under 4 eat free. Guests have the option to add bottomless mimosas to their brunch for an additional $10. The brunch buffet spread features: Omelettes prepared to order with your choice of Cheddar & Pepper Jack, Mushrooms, Red Onions, Green & Red Peppers, Spinach, Tomato, Andouille Sausage and Ham; Slow Roasted Prime Rib carving station; a Chilled Seafood Display featuring Smoked Trout, Peppered Mackerel, Smoked Salmon, Oysters on the Half Shell, Shrimp Cocktail, Shrimp Ceviche, Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Char Crusted Ahi Tuna, and Smoked Mussels.

Cantina Laredo- 11:30 to 3:00. Menu includes Crab Cake Benedict; Chicken Fajita Omelet; Huevos Rancheros; French Toast served with Mexican brandy butter; Chilaquiles; Spinach & Artichoke Omelet; Asada y Huevos; and more. As an added bonus, all brunch entrees include a complimentary mimosa, bloody maria or non-alcoholic beverage. 

Rockit- Savory biscuits & gravy or sweet strawberry shortcake waffles? You can have both when you brunch with us all this week! We’re opening at 10am every day and celebrating the holiday season by serving up our delectable brunch alongside our lunch menu. Stop in today through Friday for a new kind of lunch break!

Taco Joint (also Lincoln Park location)- 11:00 to 3:00 Bottomless Brunch package (choice of any brunch entree plus unlimited beverages for $32 per person). Menu features favorites like chorizo n' eggs, carnitas pancakes, breakfast burrito, steak n' eggs, taco platter and chicken chilaquiles

Old Town
Old Town Social- Wear PJ's and receive a gift card equal to what you spend. Brunch will feature the 100 ingredient Bloody Mary Bar as well as classics like French toast and Eggs Benedict.

Timothy O'Toole's Pub- 10:00 to 2:00. Brunch will feature build-your-own mimosas ($4) and bloody marys ($6.50), as well as Chef Corey Grupe’s comfort food brunch fare, like Irish breakfast, pretzel french toast, rise and shine burger, and The Popeye.

Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon- 10:00 to 3:00 Drink specials include $20.17 bottomless mimosas, $20.17 bottomless bloody marys (featuring a build-your-own bloody mary bar with wings, hot links, celery, onion rings, cheddar cubes, shrimp cocktail, mini grilled cheese, pickles (raw & fried), candied bacon, asparagus wrapped in prosciutto, olives, bleu cheese stuffed olives and beef sliders) Brunch menu includes Smoked Brisket Hash (12-hour smoked brisket, potatoes, peppers, crispy onion, fried egg, red-eye barbecue sauce; $13), Pork and Grits (smoked pork belly, cheddar grits, red-eye barbecue sauce, scallions; $12) and more.

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