By Jeffy Mai
Brunch, not quite breakfast or lunch, is often overlooked but Eater Chicago's here to give it all the attention it deserves. The Eater Chicago Brunch Heatmap is a continually-updated list showing the newest places that are doing great things with their brunch menus. Because after a long week, everyone should kick back and relax over an omelet and Bloody Mary. So don't ruin the weekend by making the wrong choice. Nobody likes soggy bacon.
This month's additions include the lush Beatnik, Americana comfort food haven Split-Rail, and Boka Restaurant Group's Somerset. They join a growing number of restaurants dedicated to making their midday options as equally important as dinner service. Sure, you can order a McMuffin at all hours of the day but why settle? Start Sunday Funday off right and get your eggs (and much more) on at these red-hot restaurants.
From the grandiose interior to a year-round courtyard, Beatnik is a sight to behold. Bonhomme Hospitality Group, the folks behind places like Celeste and Fulton Market Kitchen, has another hit on its hands thanks to a creative bar program and impressive bites that draw inspiration from around the globe. Brunch features boozy slushies and dishes like pork cheek fried rice, Spanish tortilla with uni, and shakshuka with duck eggs.