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Little Goat

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Stop in for brunch at Stephanie Izard’s newest spot and order anything and everything on the menu. The almost-always open diner features a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options available all day that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. These reimagined diner classics include breakfast spaghetti ‘n clams, duck banh mi, fried chicken, shepherd’s pie, goat chili and a lot more. And don’t forget to save some room for the shakes, pies and sundaes.

Morlen Sinoway

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After you and the gals have had your fill at Little Goat, take a short walk to Morlen Sinoway, a longstanding purveyor of high design in artisanal home accessories, limited edition jewelry, custom furniture and other vintage and hard-to-find goods from across the globe.

Little Market Brasserie

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Those rolling out of bed extra early or late can stop into Little Market Brasserie, where brunch runs from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the weekends. Choose from selections like fish and chips, Baja lobster roll, biscuits and gravy with a fried egg, semolina gnocchi and more. Breakfast cocktails are available as well as a full juice bar list fit for even the healthiest ladies.
Look for The Red Box, just a couple of blocks from Little Market Brasserie. World renowned fashion icon Ikram Goldman moved her 10-year old boutique from the Gold Coast to River North in 2011. Her megaplex roster of internationally recognized high-end and new hidden designers takes place here.

Nellcôte

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Perfect for a group brunch, Nellcôte offers a $18 prix-fixe brunch, which includes shared pastries, breads, charcuterie and cheese for the table. Enjoy entrees like lobster hash, a sunnyside-up egg piza, quiche lorraine, whole wheat pancakes and more. Don’t forget about the cocktails either. Brunch is available on Sundays.

Randolph Street Market

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Head to the famous Randolph Street Market after Nellcôte , which is well known across the United States for having one of Chicago's longstanding large flea markets with specialized annual markets. Vendors from across the midwest and in some cases, the country, set up shop for The Chicago Antique Market, The Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Market and the Holiday Market. The summer season opener is this weekend.
Just around the corner from Storefront Company, you'll find one of the longest standing Bucktown boutiques to consistently buy stellar items for the Chicago woman. The vision is simple—true wearable designed pieces. Labels include Osklen, Bensoni, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Brochu Walker, Maison Martin Margiela among others.

Trenchermen

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The Sheerin brothers’ newest spot offers a robust Sunday brunch featuring creative dishes like pig pork belly pad Thai, sauerkraut bagel with mustard cream cheese and smoked fish, and chicken confit hash. A number of playful cocktails also help complement the meal.

Walgreens

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After an afternoon of indulgence, it's time to BB with Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream™ Skin Perfector. This Beauty Balm is skincare, makeup, and sunscreen, all rolled into one, affordable package (so you can easily camouflage those bottomless Bloodys). We suggest picking it up at this massive Walgreens flagship—not only will they have what you're looking for, but you'll also find a sushi area, frozen yogurt machines, a Coca-Cola Freestyle Drink Machine, and much more. You could probably even forego brunch and spend the day here.

The Bristol

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Brunch has expanded to Saturdays at the Bristol so there are more opportunities to start the day with basque cake. After that try the braised pork chilaquiles, biscuits and gravy, hangover breakfast noodle bowl, or even the charcuterie board. Add in a killer cocktail list and you’ve got the perfect cure for that hangover.
Roslyn Boutique on Damen is one of the shops most supportive of local talent and well designed on-trend womenswear. From Elise Bergman and Alice + Olivia to Steven Alan and Abigail Heche this urban boutique is one of the most consistent of it's category in the city.

Little Goat

Stop in for brunch at Stephanie Izard’s newest spot and order anything and everything on the menu. The almost-always open diner features a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options available all day that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. These reimagined diner classics include breakfast spaghetti ‘n clams, duck banh mi, fried chicken, shepherd’s pie, goat chili and a lot more. And don’t forget to save some room for the shakes, pies and sundaes.

Morlen Sinoway

After you and the gals have had your fill at Little Goat, take a short walk to Morlen Sinoway, a longstanding purveyor of high design in artisanal home accessories, limited edition jewelry, custom furniture and other vintage and hard-to-find goods from across the globe.

Little Market Brasserie

Those rolling out of bed extra early or late can stop into Little Market Brasserie, where brunch runs from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the weekends. Choose from selections like fish and chips, Baja lobster roll, biscuits and gravy with a fried egg, semolina gnocchi and more. Breakfast cocktails are available as well as a full juice bar list fit for even the healthiest ladies.

Ikram

Look for The Red Box, just a couple of blocks from Little Market Brasserie. World renowned fashion icon Ikram Goldman moved her 10-year old boutique from the Gold Coast to River North in 2011. Her megaplex roster of internationally recognized high-end and new hidden designers takes place here.

Nellcôte

Perfect for a group brunch, Nellcôte offers a $18 prix-fixe brunch, which includes shared pastries, breads, charcuterie and cheese for the table. Enjoy entrees like lobster hash, a sunnyside-up egg piza, quiche lorraine, whole wheat pancakes and more. Don’t forget about the cocktails either. Brunch is available on Sundays.

Randolph Street Market

Head to the famous Randolph Street Market after Nellcôte , which is well known across the United States for having one of Chicago's longstanding large flea markets with specialized annual markets. Vendors from across the midwest and in some cases, the country, set up shop for The Chicago Antique Market, The Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Market and the Holiday Market. The summer season opener is this weekend.

P.45

Just around the corner from Storefront Company, you'll find one of the longest standing Bucktown boutiques to consistently buy stellar items for the Chicago woman. The vision is simple—true wearable designed pieces. Labels include Osklen, Bensoni, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Brochu Walker, Maison Martin Margiela among others.

Trenchermen

The Sheerin brothers’ newest spot offers a robust Sunday brunch featuring creative dishes like pig pork belly pad Thai, sauerkraut bagel with mustard cream cheese and smoked fish, and chicken confit hash. A number of playful cocktails also help complement the meal.

Walgreens

After an afternoon of indulgence, it's time to BB with Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream™ Skin Perfector. This Beauty Balm is skincare, makeup, and sunscreen, all rolled into one, affordable package (so you can easily camouflage those bottomless Bloodys). We suggest picking it up at this massive Walgreens flagship—not only will they have what you're looking for, but you'll also find a sushi area, frozen yogurt machines, a Coca-Cola Freestyle Drink Machine, and much more. You could probably even forego brunch and spend the day here.

The Bristol

Brunch has expanded to Saturdays at the Bristol so there are more opportunities to start the day with basque cake. After that try the braised pork chilaquiles, biscuits and gravy, hangover breakfast noodle bowl, or even the charcuterie board. Add in a killer cocktail list and you’ve got the perfect cure for that hangover.

Roslyn

Roslyn Boutique on Damen is one of the shops most supportive of local talent and well designed on-trend womenswear. From Elise Bergman and Alice + Olivia to Steven Alan and Abigail Heche this urban boutique is one of the most consistent of it's category in the city.