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Saturday Breakfast brunch advise, please...thanks

twobluecats Mar 12, 2012 07:58 AM

Good morning. My friend and I will be celebrating my birthday with a day trip to Chicago for a movie screening at 2pm on Saturday, March 24. We arrive at 8am at Ohare, and I would love any advise for a nice/fun/yummy breakfast or brunch. We will have until 2pm to arrive at Theater Wit, so I would like to see some of the sights beforehand. We will also depart at 9pm, and may have a few hours before going back to the airport to grab dinner. Advise for great pizza in the area, I believe Wrigleyville, or something that would make sense for our route back to Ohare would also be appreciated. Many thanks!

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    kathryn Mar 13, 2012 04:07 PM

    The Publican just announced they are doing Saturday brunch in addition to Sunday brunch, starting March 24th.

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    1. re: kathryn
      chicgail Mar 13, 2012 04:41 PM


      Go there! Make your reservations now and ask for a private table unless you don't mind a communal table.

    2. chicgail Mar 12, 2012 07:59 PM

      For Breakfast/brunch - fabulous and/or funky - here are my best recommendations:
      Perennial Virant - great food, lovely location
      Mexique - French/Mexican fusion
      Jam - creative food that exceeds breakfast expectations
      Longman & Eagle - funky with a Michelin Star
      Bleeding Heart Bakery - Punk Rock & Roll with astonishing donuts and baked goods

      For Pizza - you're in Chicago. Try our unique deep dish pizza at Unos or Dues (nothing like the chain or the frozen disaster), Lou Malnoti's (a local chain) or Pizanno's. The pizza recipe is similar at all these and the families are all related.

      Perennial Virant
      1800 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60614

      1529 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

      Longman & Eagle
      2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

      Jam Restaurant
      3059 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago, IL

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