Eggs, bacon, pancakes: There are certain brunch dishes that it's simply inexcusable to screw up. Here's where to find textbook versions of all the iconic brunch and breakfast foods, as well as some wild cards (brunch noodles?) thrown in for good measure.
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Best eggs Benedict
These are eggs Benedict worth getting out of bed for
12 brunch pastries
When you need a small sweet during brunch, Chicago restaurants serve up coffee cakes, churros, cinnamon rolls and more
Biscuits and gravy, four ways
Our favorite biscuits and gravy in the city
Over-the-top French toast
Now with fried chicken, s'mores and foie gras.
Where to get the best bacon in Chicago
5 great pancake restaurants
Chicago joints to get your syrup on
5 great huevos rancheros
Where to sate your brunch craving for the traditional Mexican dish
5 great quiches
Find buttery, flaky perfection.
Hash browns vs. breakfast potatoes
A writer decides which potatoes have her heart: hash browns or home fries.
Unusual brunch dishes
Noodles, hot dogs and poutine at brunch?
A guide to how eggs are done right--and, more important, where
The cakes at Tre Kronor, Ina's and m. henry are among the best.
In our search for the perfect Belgian waffle, we found several contenders. But only one was perfect.
5 great breakfast sandwiches
From smoked trout to pork liver terrine, these sandwiches show an Egg McMuffin who’s boss.
Sweet and savory brunch options
Brunches that hit both sweet and savory notes
The difference between brunch sausage and breakfast sausage isn't quality. It's availability.