Weekend brunch buzz 10/18-10/19

Despite an onslaught of adverts cracking recession jokes, I have yet to see restaurants crumble with desperation and offer the much needed “recession deals” that broke-ass Americans like myself really need — the exception being alcohol-related. Naturally, amid an economic crisis, booze prevails. Here are some brunch vices you can deal with this weekend.

Brunch is back at Juicy Wine Co. and thank God for that. It may not be the $5 brunch we need, but Harold’s Fried Chicken, Orange Crush waffles, half-priced champagne and the smooth sounds of DJ Puff-E will suffice. The Dirty Bird Bubble Bath soul brunch starts this Sunday, Oct. 19 from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Juicy Wine Co. is located at  694 N. Milwaukee Ave. in River West. For more information, call 312.492.6620.

Attendants of Twisted Spoke‘s popular Smut & Eggs Saturday night special are probably in it more for the smut than the late-night brunch menu, but the option still stands. But if you can’t stomach hardcore porn and hard-cooked eggs together, the bar and grill offers a biker brunch during normal Sunday morning hours from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Twisted Spoke is located at 501 N. Ogden Ave. in West Town. For more information, call 312.666.1500.

For the financially deprived, Zapatista still has five brunch entrees available for $5 each, which leaves you with a few extra bucks to splurge on a margarita pitcher. Zapatista is located at 1307 S. Wabash Ave. in the South Loop. For more information, call 312.435.1307.

Not sure if this is a vice or a virtue, but it’s definitely something different. Polo Cafe & Catering’s Bloody Mary Brunch features the divine Eggs Benedicto XVI, a “Trinity of poached eggs atop whole-y wheat toast and grilled German bratwurst sausage with creamy St. Basil Pesto Hollandaise sauce and fresh fruit garnish” that is supposedly served with a photo of the dopest pope himself and a candle to keep you company. Brunch is served Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Polo Cafe & Catering is located at 3322 S. Morgan St. in Bridgeport. For more information, call 773.927.POLO.

 — Carly Fisher


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