After 80 years of morning and afternoon service, beloved breakfast spot Tom's Restaurant is adding dinner, and, more importantly, liquor to its lineup. On Monday night the Prospect Heights diner received approval for a full liquor license, which means it'll soon be open past 4pm and offer an additional 50 seats in its backyard space—you know, for all the extra booze hounds banging down the door for mimosas with their banana-walnut pancakes.
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Run by the Vlahavas family since opening in 1936, the corner spot on Washington Ave is known for its steady stream of weekend brunchers waiting for tables and munching on complimentary cookies doled out by friendly staff members. Oh, and those cherry-lime rickeys—just imagine the spiked soda-fountain possibilities!