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The 100 best dishes in Chicago 2015: breakfast and brunch

Start the day on a very high note with our picks for the best breakfast and brunch dishes of the year

Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas
Biscuits with goat cheese & tomato jam at Sidecar at LR.

There's no better way to start the day than with great food, so seize the morning with our picks for the best breakfast and brunch dishes this year. Chicago restaurants are dishing up heavenly biscuits, cornbread with hot sauce butter and outstanding eggs Benedict, all guaranteed to make your morning better.

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Blood sausage at Dove's Luncheonette

It’s hard to top bacon for breakfast meat supremacy, but Dove’s does just that with a thick link of blood sausage, brightened with banana pepper sofrito and served with lemon crema. $4. 

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Wicker Park

Pork belly Benedict at A10

You may think you know your eggs Benedict. But taste A10’s version, with crumpets, pork belly, tangy Dijon hollandaise and pickles, and realize you’ve been wrong all along. No longer available, but try the corned beef Benedict instead.

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Hyde Park

Hot smoked salmon belly at Ampersand

This Ravenswood wine bar is a dream brunch spot for late sleepers. From noon to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, brunch includes this lovely smoked salmon, served with a tender leek, charred green tomato and bearnaise sauce. $14.

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Lincoln Square