Brunch is a treat in any season, but it's never better than in summer, when it provides the perfect way to start a day of savoring all Chicago has to offer. Whether you're sipping mimosas and snacking on doughnuts on a dog-friendly patio or taking a break from the heat but setting your taste buds on fire with a spicy bloody mary and breakfast tacos, these 15 new brunches will fuel your fun all season long.
2075 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-2522
Launched: May 7
Dishes: The Lincoln Park restaurant's brunch menu offers spins on the classics such as a double stack of strawberries and cream waffles with candied hazelnuts and maple syrup ($14) or pulled pork Benedict with Tabasco hollandaise ($16).Drinks: Grab a seat at the U-shaped bar and you'll get a complimentary cocktail with your meal. Try the cherry bellini ($10) or a bloody mary garnished with celery salt and candied bacon ($11).
Brunch time: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Reservations accepted.