the bristol : brunch.

time for another round two! this time, i went back to the bristol in bucktown / wicker park for brunch. (for deets on my first visit a couple years ago for dins, take a peek here.)

anywho, as a reminder ... "the bristol has become a staple for chicago's local dining crowd, off-duty chefs, & visiting gastronomes looking for a great dinner or sunday brunch." as an established member of chicago's local dining crowd, i can attest to the truth of this statement.

here's what i had (in addition to a delicious mimosa, not pictured) ...

chilaquiles :
i know what you are thinking. is she really about to tell me she ate soggy tortilla chips + some sautéed veggies & say she loved it? why yes, yes i am. this was sooo good. the flavor was legit & i don't mind a little sogginess. however. would it be majorly improved with a little tofu scramble on top? a resounding yes.

as a side note, i always wonder why more restaurants don't just have tofu for their veg patrons. it doesn't go bad that quickly & it's pretty easy to prepare. any restaurant insiders have the scoop? 

breakfast potatoes :
hot damn, these were awesome, too. i mean ... potatoes. what's not to like?

i've said it before & i'll say it again. i sometimes hate brunch. but even if this meal was a little weird & missing something, i was still all about it. i definitely cpc'ed that chilaquiles dish. (that's clean plate club for those not in the know.)

maybe if the chef is listening, they'll get a little tofu round those parts & really up the tortilla game for the veg crowd. until next time ...

the bristol
2151 n. damen ave.
chicago, il 60647