From the childhood pantry to my sugar-flecked Dutch baby dreams, Dusek's pays dutiful homage to the regional American brunch ritual in a very distinct fashion. The menu reads like an atlas oriented by food, and I'm 100% cool with that.
Chicago really raised the bar on its brunch game in 2013. Old favorites continued to pack in the crowds, but what really changed the brunch landscape was the surfeit of non-brunch restaurants grasping the concept by the horns and going all out.
In Chicago these days, people take brunch as seriously as hot dogs and gripes about the weather. But even if you're a brunch diehard, the surplus of options can prove challenging. I'm here to help you navigate through the sea of syrup and the forest of flapjacks to determine some of the best brunch spots in Chicago.