New Year’s Weekend Brunch Options Around Town

National Bloody Mary Day Falls on 1/1/11

Saturday, January 1
and Sunday, January 2, 2011

Venues and Menus Vary

LOKaL, RB Grille and Timothy O’Toole’s Pub will all be open for Brunch service this New Year’s weekend (details outlined below). LOKaL’s creative menu and limitless beverages will wow Wicker Parkers, while RB Grille serves the River North set. Timothy O’Toole’s gears up for game-watchers with plenty of food and football. Each restaurant features Bloody Marys in celebration of “National Bloody Mary Day”.

$9 Bottomless Bloody Marys
$7 Bottomless Mimosas
January 1 and January 2
The a la carte menu includes Euro-inspired dishes and American classics, such as Nutella Frites; Oatmeal Fondue; London Broil Steak Salad; Slow Roasted Pork Belly or Duck Confit with poached eggs; Watercress Bella Omelet; Grilled Chicken Croissant; Polish Sausage sandwich. Prices vary from $4 to $13. LOKaL is located at 1904 West North Avenue, Chicago (773) 904-8113. LokalChicago .com

RB Grille
January 1 and January 2
Chef Christopher McCoy offers a weekend brunch menu that includes Seasonal (Fruit n’ Granola, French Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes); Farm (Denver Omelet, Steak & Eggs, Prime, Egg & Cheddar, Brunch Burger) and Sides (Sugar-Cured Bacon, Breakfast Pork sausage, Savory Chorizo & Cornbread Pudding, Herbed Yukon Potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits, English Muffins). The brunch bar menu includes a Traditional Bloody; Bacon Bourbon Mary; House Pepper-Vodka Bloody and Pomegranate Mimosa. The dining menu ranges from $3 to $15.50 and the brunch cocktails are $5-$8. RB Grille is located at One West Grand Avenue, Chicago (312) 755-0890 http://www.RBGrille .com

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
$7.50 Bloody Mary Bar with over 30 ingredients
$14 Bottomless Mimosas and Bellinis
January 1 and January 2
“Timothy” offers a weekend Brunch menu with familiar favorites and Irish twists. Diners will find such dishes as Irish Benedict; Raspberry Belgium Waffle; Corned Beef Hash; Steak & Eggs; Rise & Shine Burger and a list of side dishes. Prices vary from $1.39 to $12.99. Catching some of the bowl games? O’Toole’s has 60 screens placed throughout the lower-level Pub at 622 North Fairbanks, Chicago (312) 642-0700


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