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Happy weekend, guys!! I am super excited to share some new Friday Finds with you! It's a bit of a mix, as we all seem to be anticipating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all at once now. Though I'm trying my hardest to live in the moment with pumpkins and autumn decor. I know after Halloween, everyone will be all about Christmas, but we should slow down and enjoy the harvest decor up to Thanksgiving, don't you think? As always, there are a few printables in the mix for last-minute decor, as well as some products for my fellow wine lovers, and some more awesome discounts that were created just for you Friday Finds readers!! 🙂🍂 So you know the drill, grab a cup of coffee and sit down for a break, so you can relax and browse these amazing shops.


First let's kick things off with this week's featured candle. I just have to feature a candle each week. It's the perfect season to cozy up with a good book and flickering candle light. A scented candle is also th…

My Top 3 Brunch Destinations In Chicago

Brunch is very much a personal affair. Some people prefer pancakes, others want eggs. Some people won’t get up from the table without eating bacon, while others have more affinity for toast and fruit. And some of us have different preferences depending on the day and on the mood. I would definitely put myself in this latter category.
Fortunately, there is no dearth of brunch restaurants in Chicago at which any of these preferences can be admirably fulfilled. One only needs to do a brunch search on the YP Mobile App to realize that the possibilities are truly endless; from Hyde Park to Rogers Park, Austin to the Gold Coast, there are enough high-quality brunch spots to satiate someone for a lifetime.
So considering my diverse brunch interests and the multitudes of quality spots across Chicago, it’s difficult for me to come up with a definitive “top 3.” I haven’t been everywhere, after all, and my list could easily change from week to week, from experience to experience. That being said, I have given the issue much thought and have arrived at three restaurants that, in my estimation, stand out above the rest. They are:
-Birchwood Kitchen. Located in Wicker Park, Birchwood Kitchen excels in every general restaurant category: it offers a good location, a welcoming ambiance, a dependable service, and (of course) a proclivity for offering delicious food. On that last note, you really can’t go wrong with anything on Birchwood Kitchen’s menu, but the French Toast, Veggie Sandwich, and Belgian Waffle are especially to be recommended.
-Big Jones. Located on Clark in Andersonville, Big Jones is a decent place to go for lunch or dinner. But it’s brunch food where this restaurant really shines. This is especially the case if you are interested in a more unique, non-traditional brunch that moves beyond the standard realm of eggs and toast. Try anything with a Southern flair, such as Eggs New Orleans or Ponchartrain Blue Crab Cakes. Just make sure to save some room for dessert – or, at least, another order of hash browns.
-Tweet. With its metal patio seating, neon signage, and wall-length mirrors Tweet looks like your standard breakfast diner. But, when it comes to food, this place is anything but, as a large portion of Country Benedict or French Toast can quickly make clear. You also wouldn’t regret getting the Crabcakes Hollandaise or the Portland Omelette. Just expect to wait a while on a busy weekend before being seated.
These are my top three favorite brunch places in Chicago. I’ve excluded some suburban favorites and some places I’ve visited only once or twice, meaning that my list is obviously a subjective one. What do you think? What are your favorite places to eat omelets, pancakes, and/or waffles in town?

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  1. Is it hard to believe that I've never actually gone out for Brunch before? I haven't! Maybe it's time I give it a try...Just for the heck of it.

    It's been a long time since I've been able to visit. I've missed it!

    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  2. Hey Kim! Good to hear from you. My mom got me into brunch. She'd take me to brunch at fancy hotels she worked at. Some good memories of just me and her together.:)

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  3. Ok, you're pretty brave if you're in Chicago looking for an eatery. Crowded, congested. But I remember taking the train into Chicaga (as my step-mother would call it) when I lived in Illinois.

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  4. Sounds like ideal places for a bite, Christina!

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