Friday, December 18, 2009

Where to Hang to Cure That NYE Hangover


If you're looking for Chicago's most comprehensive New Year's Eve Guide, go here, but if you're in need of some place to go once you finally stumble out of bed the day after, you know 312DD's got you covered:

Both Dunlays locations (Logan Square, Lincoln Park) start a special holiday brunch Dec. 28 through Jan. 1. Just think how good stacks of oatmeal pancakes with maple butter, fried-egg sandwiches (with cheddar and bacon on thick Rye) or made-to-order Bloody Marys will feel going down. 10am-3pm.

You can roll outta bed wearing your PJs at HUB 51, whose New Year's Day brunch is an all-you-can-eat deal with short rib eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, Broiche French toast and thick-cut bacon. So you won't be roaming around too much, Bloody Mary and Mimosa carts will be at your disposal. 11am-2pm. $25 in advance; $30 at door.

If you attend Jake Melnick’s New Year's Eve party, you'll get 25 percent off your bill if you come back for the New Year's Day brunch. They're offering up some dishes certain to cure your "ailment," particularly the Hair of the Hog Breakfast Sandwich (sausage patty, spicy green chili omelet, chorizo-pepperjack cheese sauce on toasted Jalapeno ciabatta bread) and the Bloody Mary Skirt Steak & Eggs. Also, if you dare, $5 Bloody Marys and pomegranate Mimosas. 11am-until.

They're doing the regular brunch menu over at M. Henry, but if you expect to get a seat you're gonna have to arrive early. Hey, it's totally worth it for Fannie's Killer Egg Sandwich with Applewood bacon, sliced plum tomatoes and gorgonzola; the Blackberry Bliss Hotcakes or the bacon-wrapped baked eggs with polenta. 7am-2:30pm.

And Sunda's New Year's Day brunch lasts until 4pm! Get there for yummy Asian bites like the crab potstickers, Tempura French Toast Batons (served with caramel glazed bananas and brown sugar) and The Food Buddha’s Loco Moco, a hangover cure of hamburger steak topped with brown gravy and fried eggs on a bed of steamed rice.