Late-Night Brunch in Lakeview
Omelets, biscuits and Texas French toast
The next time we?re up late and out on the town, we?re skipping the greasy-spoon diner and addressing our pancake cravings the grown-up way at Lakeview?s Southport & Irving. The neighborhood bar and restaurant just launched a late-night brunch menu complete with Champagne cocktails and live jazz starting at 10 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays. Feast your eyes on the goods here.
The 2x2x2 comes with two of everything: farm-fresh eggs, maple andouille sausage patties and strawberry johnnycakes with heirloom grains served with molasses syrup.
Wait, there’s ramen? Yes, and it has a lot going on: smoked Gunthrop ham, mushrooms, Korean leeks, crispy shallots, kimchee and a poached egg.
Be a Carnivore
We don’t get why this is a brunch thing, but the hanger steak is marinated in herby, garlicky chimichurri, so we’re fine with it.
Fresh, poached asparagus topped with a duck egg, sea salt and lemon juice is a refreshing, refined way to end the night…
Don’t Forget a Nightcap
…unless you drink more than one grapefruit sparkler made with pamplemousse liqueur, lime juice, grapefruit juice and a splash of cava.