In college, partying 'til dawn and sleeping 'til 1 p.m. was rote. These days, we’d rather spend Sunday mornings sipping Kombucha than swigging some hair of the dog, but we’ll make an exception. For, you know, a little morning bottle service.
The Storefront Company’s new Champagne Brunch for Two works like this: Grab your sweetie or bestie and score a table at the hip Wicker Park eatery. Next, order up a bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc bubbly for $150. Sure, that’s a steep price to pay for mimosas, but this bottle service comes with more than cherries, limes, and a bucket of ice.
The price of the Champagne includes a free prix-fixe brunch with a pastry basket, coffee service, and tons of seasonal breakfast eats for you and your pal. Menu items include cheese blintz, lemon and ricotta pancakes with raspberry syrup, smoky apple French toast, and egg white omelets with mushrooms, tarragon, and goat cheese. If your brunch budget precludes poppin’ bottles, try some treats à la carte — and consider swapping that sparkly stuff for a stiff Bloody Mary.
Storefront Company, 1941 West North Avenue (at Winchester Avenue); 773-661-2609.
Photo: Courtesy of Brian Wilette