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Six Evanston Eateries for a Sweet Spring Brunch

Emma Jackson | March 11, 2020 | Food & Drink

Whether you’re a breakfast buff or lean toward lunch, one thing we can all agree on is that brunch is the best part of the weekend. With menu items ranging from bacon cinnamon rolls to boozy beverages, here are six spots we love.

ButtermilkFriedChickenJohnnyCakes.jpgButtermilk fried chicken and johnnycakes from Found Kitchen & Social House

1. Found Kitchen & Social House

Your Sunday Funday begins in this vintage-inspired space with an ever-changing brunch menu and unique morning cocktails. Order the baked apple French toast for the table, or choose from chef David Wakefield’s delicious creations like buttermilk fried chicken and johnnycakes or a ginormous breakfast burger. 1631 Chicago Ave.

2. Hoosier Mama Pie Company

You already love Hoosier Mama for its homemade pie paired with espresso from Dollop Coffee Co., but it’s worth stopping in for brunch too. It serves a variety of breakfast biscuits and quiche every day, plus biscuits and gravy on weekends. 749 Chicago Ave.

3. The Lucky Platter

Although this spot has been around for nearly three decades, there’s always something new to try thanks to a host of monthly specials. Plus, it has plenty of veggie-friendly options, like a Beyond Meat Philly cheesesteak and an eggless tofu scramble. 514 Main St.

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4. Next of Kin Restaurant & Cafe

With a full-service restaurant on one side and a quick to-go cafe on the other, Next of Kin offers seasonal weekend brunch options from chef Marco Bahena. Try the lemon ricotta pancakes or, for something more savory, the spicy ji dan bing, a street-style crepe with scallions and house-made chili paste. 625 Davis St.PeckishBrunch6.jpgAvocado toast with poached egg and bacon from Peckish Pig

5. Peckish Pig

Sip on one of the seasonal beers brewed on-site, or pair a killer bloody mary with kedgeree (a dish of mild curry rice, smoked fish and eggs). Either way, the restaurant’s 2,000-square-foot outdoor space is an ideal perch for spring weekends. Patio season, we see you. 623 Howard St.

TMHTheDude.jpgTen Mile House’s The Dude

6. Ten Mile House

Make your reservations now: Thanks to its inventive brunch menu and solid list of cocktails, Ten Mile House is almost always packed. Try The Dude, a delectable bacon cinnamon roll topped with sausage and egg; or the biscuits and gravy with spicy chicken sausage and fried eggs. 1700 Central St.

Tags: brunch

Photography by: hotos by: Galdones Photography/courtesy of Found Kitchen & Social House; Patrick Niebres/courtesy of Ten Mile House; Azusa Inaba/courtesy of Peckish Pig; Marcin Cymmer/courtesy of Next of Kin