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Omnivorous: New Year's Day Brunch


New Year's Day Brunch

For the hungover and the just plain hungry, several local restaurants are offering brunch on New Year's Day. Except where noted, all menus are a la carte. For a larger selection, see our blog the Food Chain.

Angelina Ristorante Brunch fare like eggs Benedict, frittatas, French toast, salads, sandwiches, and pastas. For $20, patrons get an entree plus a bottomless mimosa, kir royale, or bellini (also available separately). a11 AM-4 PM, 3561 N. Broadway, 773-935-5933.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba A build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, cava cocktails, and brunch tapas like caramelized banana waffles, goat cheese crepes, and strawberry and cream panini, plus complimentary churros and fresh-squeezed OJ. Wear your pajamas to get a gift certificate in the amount of the price of your meal. a10 AM-3 PM, 2024 N. Halsted, 773-935-5000.

Dunlays This "hangover brunch" includes blue cheese and chips, wild mushroom risotto fritters, oatmeal pancakes, burgers, and breakfast burritos, plus the "award-winning Dunlays Bloody Mary." a10 AM-3 PM, 2600 N. Clark, 773-883-6000, and 3137 W. Logan, 773-227-2400.

Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar Offerings include breakfast pizza, quiche, panini, and bottomless mimosas, and there's a $5 kids' menu. a10 AM-3 PM, 3358 N. Paulina, 773-248-5222.

Hot Chocolate Pajama wearing encouraged; specials include pork and eggs, macaroni and cheese, and sourdough flatbread with duck confit, caramelized red onions, and an egg. Drink specials include Bloody Marias and mandarin mimosas. a10 AM-3 PM, 1747 N. Damen, 773-489-1747.

NoMi This brunch buffet includes waffles with walnuts and maple syrup, eggs Benedict, omelets, cinnamon sticky buns, and cranberry scones. a11 AM-2:30 PM, 800 N. Michigan, 312-239-4030, $45, $25 kids 5-12.

Smoke Daddy A "barbecue brunch" features smoked ham and eggs, country-style biscuits and gravy, apple butter pancakes, and monkey bread. a10 AM-3 PM, 1804 W. Division, 773-772-6656. —Julia Thiel

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