prasino : brunch.

well, i've found it. my new favorite brunch place in all of chicago ... it's prasino on division in wicker park. a mini-schlep from lakeview, but really, well worth it.

my last trip to prasino was a few years ago (wow, right around when i started this blog!) and for dinner. so quite different from this meal ... i remember liking my dinner at prasino, but i think it's safe to say i loved my brunch even more.

prasino is especially nice in the warm weather. they have a large outdoor seating area ... perfect for what has been a so-far-not-too-intense chicago summer.

but first! some reminder details about this amazing place : "as a premiere eco-friendly family of restaurants, we have made it our mission to serve only the highest quality, farm-to-table ingredients for our guests to savor." you had me at hello.

here's what i had ...

tofu scramble :
spinach, tomato, onion & seitan chorizo. 
ok, i know this looks like a plate of high-end dog food ... and that you're supposed to have colorful plate of bright fruits & veggies to be balanced, but sometimes -- beige & brown are best. anyway, spot on flavors. huge portion. generally delicious. this is hangover food for vegans if i've ever seen it.

side of vegan pancakes :
sorry, i didn't put the syrup on, which did make them look even more scrumptious. however, with my huge plate of vegan heaven (see above), i couldn't even eat half of the pancakes.

oh well. there is always next time ... which there certainly will be. 

1846 w. division street
chicago, il 60622