Leaving the city spawned a curious blend of emotions. In some ways it was a relief: I felt like I was coming up for air. In other ways, I felt almost bereft, like I was losing something, leaving something vital and fizzing and rich behind.
Brunch spots might be a dime a dozen in Chicago, but there are good places to chow down on fluffy pancakes and egg-and-hash-brown skillets throughout the rest of the state too. According to UrbanSpoon rankings, here are five of the best breakfast/brunch places in Illinois outside Chicago.
To make sure your champagne brunch is as perfect as it can be (especially when springing for the good bubbly), we've got some tips to make sure everything is in order. From the best food to the right decor, we have got you covered.
This Sunday, you won't be serving just any old brunch. (It is Easter, after all.) So may we suggest adding these ten dishes to your spread? Serve them with a few pitchers of Bloody Marys and your family and friends will be singing your praises.