Friday, March 13, 2015

Top 5 Brunch Drink Deals in Chicago

If you're Jim Gaffigan, the word brunch only means one thing: "Whenever I’m at a brunch buffet and they have that big metal tray filled with the four thousand pieces of bacon, I always think, if I was here by myself… I would eat only bacon. I would steal this tray, go lay down, and eat bacon all day." 

We love this famous breakfast staple as much as the next comedian, but let's not forget about all of the other important components of brunch (i.e. bottomless mimosas and bloody marys). Chicago is filled with endless options for #sundayfunday brunch but let's start with our top 5:



Brunch:

One of my favorite places for brunch in Chicago is Brunch. There’s no need to come up with a clever name when the food and décor speaks for itself. Just take the Tower of Power for example: Fresh scrambled eggs with vanilla bean, maple glazed bacon, fried butternut squash, cheddar and tarragon pesto aioli all piled high on a fresh pretzel bun. Oh, and served with golden Brunch potatoes. 

Are you salivating yet? Not to mention the skinny pomegranate blueberry mimosa...it’s skinny which means you can order 3 and still feel good about yourself (or so we'll pretend) - Kaitlyn


Acre:

Acre is located in Andersonville (5308 N Clark St) and not only do they have great brunch and drink deals, but they also support local! All produce and meats are from small family farms in the Midwest, most of their beer, wines, and spirits are from North American producers, & their menu is seasonally focused. They have everything from small plates, to a raw bar, to all of your classic brunch favorites. The Deal: $18 for all-you-can-drink mimosas, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm. - Lisa 

Zella:

Zella's brunch deal is amazing: $28 gets you all-you-can-drink Miller Lite and Coors Light, mimosas, OR Bloody Marys, AND a choice of a brunch entrée. This runs every Sat-Sun from 10:30am-3pm so it’s a great opportunity for those of us that spent too much time with Fireball the night before ;)

As for the ambiance, well, I love any place you can enjoy a mimosa on the patio and theirs is huge, not to mention complete with a full bar. The brunch is typically pretty backed but the service is usually excellent with all staff being on top of their game - Kaitlyn

Jane's:

Jane's is located in Bucktown (1655 W Cortland St). Once a bakery frequented by Chicago’s elite and area steelworkers alike, the dusky blue, brick building, now home to Jane’s, has housed neighborhood businesses for over a hundred years. The brunch features classics like eggs, pancakes, and french toast as well as unique items (like breakfast burritos, roasted pork belly, and even raspberry or apricot scones.

I love the decor as it has a very antique feel to it, but the food is the real star! The Deal: $10 comes with bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas and a $10 specialty burger menu, Fri 11am-3pm. - Lisa 


Flo:

This menu has great variety including everything from a Pulled Pork Frittata to my personal favorite, fruity pebbles French toast. (pictured here). As for drinks, how about a breakfast shot made of housemade Bacon and infused Bourbon, Butterscotch Schnapps, with an O.J. chaser? I think that just sealed the deal - Kaitlyn


What are your favorite brunch spots in the city? 
Any amazing deals we should know about?