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Jul 11, 2011 07:26 PM

Breakfast/brunch and bar spots near Grant Park during Lollapalooza help

Foodie in town for Lolla looking for interesting breakfast/brunch spots and late night eats and interesting bars within walking distance of the park. Please help!

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  1. All of the following are within a short walk of Grant/Millennium Park.

    1. Bongo Room has creative pancakes at Roosevelt and Wabash.
    2. Heaven on Seven's Wabash location has cajun/creole food on the seventh floor of an office high-rise.
    3. Atwood Cafe for upscale fare.
    4. South Water Kitchen too.
    5. Fox & Obel is slightly further (across the river) and has great baked goods as well as good breakfast in the cafe.

    Late night eats and interesting bars:
    6. Pizano's on Madison has authentic, delicious Chicago deep-dish pizza.
    7. and 8. Miller's Pub and the Exchequer both have pub fare served late.
    9. The Gage is a gastropub with good food etc.
    All of these are open late; check their websites for hours.

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    1. There are a couple new places in the area that should all be open by the time Lollapalozza starts.

      1. The Scout Waterhouse & Kitchen - Was scheduled to open in June and looks like they are are ready so hopefully they will open any day now. Should be a fun bar with above average bar food and a DJ at night.

      2. Waffles - Was also supposed to open in June, but as far as I know isn't open yet. I can't wait for this place to open. A couple of the people involved are/were from Japonais and the Bristol. Should be a good breakfast place.

      3. Tribute - Just opened this past Thursday. I haven't had a chance to check it out yet, but I have high hopes for this place. It is in the Essex Inn right across the street from Grant Park and will hopefully be good for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and/or drinks.

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