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Owen & Engine, Chicago IL

Owen & Engine Blueberry Cinnamon Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting Housemade Crumpets with Nordic Creamery Butter and Blueberry Jam Scotch Egg with Stout Mustard Chocolate Chip, Blueberry, and Poppyseed Scones with Clotted Cream and Blueberry Jam Scottish Pancakes with Burton’s … Continue reading

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Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe, Chicago IL

Wildberry Pancakes and Café Bottomless Drip Coffee from Intelligentsia and $2 pure maple syrup (and a giant plate of syrup and butter) Red Velvet French Toast with Vanilla Anglaise and Fresh Strawberries Banana Bread French Toast with Cut Banana Signature … Continue reading

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Publican Quality Meats [Private Event,] Chicago IL

Publican Quality Meats Charcuterie – Guinea Amaro Pate, Spicy Coppa, ‘nduja, pickled vegetables, mustard, whole wheat bread Cheese – Alpha Tolman, Shropshire Blue, Red Hawk, Raspberry Jam, Kumquats, Sugar and Spice Mixed Nuts Spicy Pork Rinds Sourdough Bread, Local Butter, … Continue reading

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Green Street Smoked Meats, Chicago IL

Green Street Smoked Meats Sliced Brisket Pulled Pork Pork Belly Potato Salad Frito Pie Vanilla Peach Swirl Softserve Owned and operated by Brendan Sodikoff, a man whose portfolio of success seems to know no bounds, it was only an hour … Continue reading

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Little Branch Cafe, Chicago IL

Little Branch Café Cinnamon Roll Blueberry Scone Chocolate Chip Cookie Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast – 4 slices of brioche stuffed with mascarpone, grilled and topped with blueberry compote Selected largely as a result of its proximity to Burnham Harbor my … Continue reading

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Brunch, Chicago IL

Brunch Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls Homemade daily and baked in a cast iron skillet, topped with sweet creamy icing Donut French Toast Two cake donuts, sliced, soaked with our homemade French toast batter and grilled until golden brown. Topped with … Continue reading

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Boka, Chicago IL

Boka Nothing Gold – Ketel One, Fernet-Branca, Cherry, Lime, Bitters / Bee’s Knees – Beefeater, Honey, Lemon Asparagus Veloute with Aromatic Oils Salted Pretzel Roll, Olive Loaf, House Churned Butter Heirloom Carrots – pistachios, amaranth, smoked goat cheese Foie Gras … Continue reading

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Smoque BBQ, Chicago IL

Smoque Half and Half Brisket and Pulled Pork Sandwich Peach Cobbler Bread Pudding Cornbread Macaroni and Cheese Opting to take advantage of an automobile for transportation yet not wanting to overdo it before dinner at Boka it was just after … Continue reading

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Cicchetti, Chicago IL

Cicchetti Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Pizza Nonna’s Meatballs with Pancetta Tomato Sauce and Ciabatta Saffron Risotto with Melted Leeks and Fried Farm Egg Gnocchi with Braised Lamb, Green Tomato, Cucumber, Basil Pine Nut Puree Corn Fettuccini with Smoked Pink Shrimp, … Continue reading

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Sanford, Milwaukee WI

Sanford Pretzel Grissini Local Trout Rillette, Capers, Dill Multi-Grain Roll with salted butter Grilled Pear and Roquefort Tart with Caramelized Onions and Walnuts Fried Squash Blossoms with Zucchini and Dried Blueberry Caponata Grilled Duck Breast with Grilled Peaches, Pickled Golden … Continue reading

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Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub, Milwaukee WI

Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub Pork Rillette – served warm with apple butter, crispy whole wheat, and pickles Braised Pork Cheek – Pear and Celery Salad with Red Wine Syrup Wood Fire Grilled Quail with Broccoli Salad, Cilantro, Charred Onion Vinaigrette, … Continue reading

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Purple Door Ice Cream, Milwaukee WI

Purple Door Ice Cream Samples of Rum Raisin, The Honolulu, Peanut Butter, Lemon Cardamom, Raspberry Green Tea, Baileys Tasting of Toffee Butter Pecan, Trail Mix, Maple Nut, Salted Caramel Named to several local and national ‘best of’ lists for their … Continue reading

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Karl Ratzsch’s, Milwaukee WI

Karl Ratzsch’s Bread Basket with Buttered Rolls and Garlic Crisps Potato Pancakes – Served with Apple Sauce and Sour Cream Duck & Goose in Combination – One Half Goose Shank and One Quarter Roast Duck served with spatzel, Red Cabbage, … Continue reading

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Daisy Café and Cupcakery, Madison WI

Daisy Café and Cupcakery Bottomless Coffee French Toast Strata (eggs, cream cheese, bread cubes, maple syrup) with oven roasted potatoes and fruit Morning Bun Lennie Small – Chocolate Bacon Bunny Face on Maple Buttercream Frosting, Baked Bean Cake with Coffee … Continue reading

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4 & 20 Bakery & Cafe, Madison WI

4&20 Bakery & Cafe Blackberry Scone Cranberry Orange Scone Morning Bun Cinnamon Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake Big Ol’ Oreo Raspberry Bread French Toast – Raspberry Compote, Orange Curd, Local Raspberries, Struesel, house whipped cream   With a return trip to … Continue reading

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L’Etoile, Madison WI

L’Etoile Sanguine Spritz – Deer County Montmorency Cherry Juice and L’Etoile Orgeat Syrup Summer Vacation Fizz – Fresh housemade limeade and strawberry topped with charged thyme fizz Local Beet with Fennel Pollen and Goat Cheese Cream Red Pepper Gazpacho with … Continue reading

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Forequarter, Madison WI

Forequarter Coffee Egg Cream – Cold Brew Dogwood Coffee, Cream, Honey, Lemon, Egg White (replaced by Cold Brew Dogwood Coffee) Goat Sausage with Crispy Baguette, Mustard, and Olives Galantine of Poussin stuffed with cabbage and almonds – Mustard Greens, Pickles, … Continue reading

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Ian’s Pizza, Madison WI

Ian’s Pizza   Mac n’ Cheese   Pork Sausage with Marinara with Mozzarella As much an icon as any other dining establishment in Madison it was directly from Graze that I walked to 100 State Street and although already plenty … Continue reading

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Graze, Madison WI

Graze Charcuterie and Cheese – Carr Valley Mobay (sheep and goat), Hook’s 15-yr Cheddar (cow), Hook’s Little Boy Blue (cow), Willow Creek Pate de Campagne (Berkshire Pork, Chicken Liver, Cognac, Quatre Epices), Oxheart Farm’s Salt Cured Pork Culatello with Sauce … Continue reading

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Batch Bakehouse, Madison WI

Batch Bakehouse Carrot Cake Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting Bourbon Pecan and Salted Caramel Danish Strawberries and Cream Buttercake Monkey Bread Almond Croissant Located at 1402 Williamson Street and as such a logical follow-up to breakfast at Lazy Janes it … Continue reading

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