Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Wild Brunch

Yummy Alaskan King crab legs you'll get from Shaw's special buffet.
(Photo: Shaw's)

Easter Brunch is right around the corner, so it's time to make those plans right now. Shaw's Crab House (21 E. Hubbard St., 312.527.2722) is getting in on the action just in time for the occasion, offering a very special brunch buffet with classic dishes you don't want to miss.

Starting on Easter Sunday (March 23), you can nosh on breakfast items like Bananas Foster French Toast, plus some solid seafood choices like assorted maki, Alaskan King crab legs, seared salmon and Lobster Brie Penne Pasta. Of course, there's a dessert station (lemon cheesecake, chocolate-covered strawberries and Key Lime pie, oh my!), Mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar. $39.99 for adults (excludes Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day) and $19.99 for children (kids under age five eat for free). The special brunch is available through Father's Day.

A truly high-end brunch is in store for those who head over to NoMI (800 N. Michigan Ave., 312-239-4030) in the Park Hyatt Chicago. Guests may choose an entrée prepared à la minute, then choose seasonal hot and cold items from a number of stations like From the Ocean; From the Bakery; From the Garden; From the Kitchen and From the Pâtisserie. $105 per person; $35 children ages 6 to 12.

For more budget-conscious cuisine, Weather Mark Tavern (1503 S. Michigan Ave., 312-588-0230) is the way to go, but not just because you'll save a few bucks. The nautical-themed eatery is fun for all, especially if you have some little ones in tow. Everything here is a la carte, but highlights include the Grilled Banana Stuffed French Toast ($8.50), Midwestern Eggs Benedict with flank steak ($8.95) and Biscuits and Gravy with wild game sausage ($7.50). Also, $5 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers and Mimosas.

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