Ahhh… Brunch. If no city has yet claimed brunch as its own, I would like to declare brunch for Chicago.
In Lakeview and Roscoe Village, brunch is always yummy and close. Sam & George’s (S & G) on Lincoln, Kitsch-n on Roscoe, and Orange Contemporary Brunch with a Peel, also on Roscoe, are only a sampling of favorites in the Lakeview/Roscoe Village neighborhood.
Brunch means omelets and milkshakes, cheese fries and scrambled eggs, toast, bacon, eggs, with a side of cheeseburger. Brunch means the most comfortable, squishy, bouncy booths to sink into after a long night of socializing, a counter to dine quickly, and tables for large groups. S & G is just the place for all of these things.
Brunch at Sam & George’s on Lincoln & Wellington
Sam & George’s skillet breakfasts are scrumptious. The variety is wide and covers every taste, from classic scrambled eggs with skillet potatoes to chorizo or veggies. Smothered in cheese and always served hot and fresh, looking over the menu is nearly as fun as eating.
Kitsch’n on Roscoe & Damen: A Brunch Favorite
Ahhh… Brunch. If only every meal could be brunch. OJ, Coke, coffee, chocolate milk, jelly jammed next to ketchup packets, a tiny bowl of cream, all of these items used for the same meal. The most confused meal for decisive and indecisive diners alike. Brunch may be kitschy no matter where it’s enjoyed, but Kitsch’n on Roscoe takes the prize for most kitsch.
While it may be a small restaurant, it’s large on yum.
Everyone goes to brunch: families, extended families, friends, friends of friends, out-of-town guests, the guy you met last night, the walk-of-shame club, people who cook, people who don’t cook, man dates, gossiping girlfriends, couples, singles. Rehashing the weekend over hash browns is the best way to get a glimpse of Chicago. Brunch-goers are as diverse as the menu.
Orange You Glad You Love Brunch? AtOrange Contemporary Brunch–with a Peel
For the more contemporary brunch-goer, Orange Contemporary Brunch–with a Peel, is located next to Kitsch’n. Orange, home of the pancake flight and Frushi (fruit sushi), also serves “Boring Cakes” for brunch-goers with less-contemporary tastes.
When it comes to brunch in the Lakeview/Roscoe Village neighborhood, walk, bike, drive, cab, snowshoe, or cartwheel your way to one of these restaurants to enjoy the best of brunch. There’s really no better way to start a day than with a meal like brunch. Well, maybe if you had a spork, but without one, brunch is still divine.
No need to make plans to do brunch; it just happens. But making it happen at S & G, Kitsch’n, or Orange, Contemporary Brunch–with a Peel are highly recommended.
Orange, Contemporary Brunch with a Peel. http://orangerestaurantchicago.com/orange/html/
Sam & George’s. http://www.sandg-chicago.com/