After living in a 1-bedroom apartment for a year in River North, then spending three months with my boyfriend in a South Loop studio, it was time to move on to a larger apartment another in a different area of Chicago – the West Loop.
There’s nothing like the boredom of social distancing to make you want to start flipping through old photos on your phone, and the latest rabbit-hole of image browsing made me realize I have a LOT of brunch pics!
I’ve been craving brunch so much since being homebound. And since I’ve enjoyed quite a few fantastic brunch spots since I’ve moved to Chicago, I decided to share some of my favorites with you in the coming weeks, starting with Machine: Engineered Dining & Drink in Wicker Park.
I didn’t know much about this Latin-inspired restaurant, but I was excited to try Amaru since it was a new, highly-rated restaurant in Wicker Park.
Gluten is one of my best friends. As in, any talk of gluten-free anything and I will slowly back out of the conversation. So, when an opportunity arose to check out Little Beet Table, a gluten-free restaurant with a veggie-forward menu, during a Yelp Elite event recently, I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the fact that it’s a gluten-free establishment but tried to keep an open mind.
In a city like Chicago with so many top-rated options for brunch, it’s difficult to pick a place to go last minute. But after having previously sampled dinner and drinks at Bub City, it was easy to make the decision to check out their brunch on a summer Sunday afternoon.