UPDATED with some new pics and thoughts on brunching.
- who: you and some friends. you’ll want to try a few dishes and steal some bites off of someone’s plate.
- what: a cute little neighborhood spot featuring some unique twists on casual fare. think octopus gyros and sweet potato funnel cakes.
- how much: ~15-20/plate
- when: you’re in the hood and hungry for new flavors and good drinks.
- sat/sun brunch 11am-3pm
- tues-thurs 6pm-11pm
- fri 1130am-12am
- sat 3pm-12 am
- sun 3pm-10pm
- where: lincoln park/lakeview, 2723 n clark
- why: because you’ll probably try something new and find a new favorite dish.
- ★★★★ i’d go back soon
- $$ (~$15-2o/plate)
- good for date night or small groups
- go for dinner (brunch starts this week!)
- neighborhood: lincoln park
- street parking, clark or broadway bus
i’ve been excited to try this spot since the sign popped up, and was pleasantly surprised when i finally did!
the guys from franks n dawgs have definitely ‘elevated street food’ at this joint. the owner took over hai yen’s old location on clark about a month ago.
it’s a warm, cozy spot. read: great wall art, picnic-style tables, a small bar.
they have great beers and an exciting menu, so make sure to eat with a friend (or a few) to try a bunch of things! lots of couples and small groups here. but probably not the best spot for a vegetarian or picky eater – the menu boasts lots of meat and interesting dishes. fun for adventurous eaters, but also includes items to play it same (burgers, flatbreads).
what we tried:
- pigs in a blanket: with chorizo! delish! comes with a poblano aioli of sorts, very very good.
- truffle fries: WAFFLE. enough said.
- baby octopus gyro: interesting. served on roti. some of my octopus was burnt though :/
- beef & bone marrow burger: veryyy good. perfectly cooked, interesting, great flavors.
- tur-doggin sausage: again, great!!
what surprised me were the amazing combination of flavors brought to life in these dishes – and how affordable this experience was! between three of us and above dishes with drinks, we were at about $25/person. we were all full, but not gut-busted and also not hungry in the following hour.
it’s definitely a neighborhood joint – the crowd is steady but slows down around 9 or 10. stop in and try something new here. it’ll be awesome.
and ps, brunch starts this week…saw the menu and it includes a short rib hash, pork belly breakfast sandwiches, belgian waffles with pancetta…
2723 N Clark St
(between Broadway St & Schubert Ave)
Chicago, IL 60614