Remember Latinicity, Chef Richard Sandoval’s new Latin-American food hall in the Loop?
If you somehow forgot about it, here’s a great reason to refresh your memory.
Last month, the Latin-inspired eatery and market introduced its new Sunday brunch menu. However, it’s not just your average breakfast-lunch combo. Get this: it’s only $17 for unlimited food and fountain drinks, or $25 if you’d prefer to get tipsy on two brunch cocktails.
With eight different stations ranging from burgers to tacos to oysters to fresh smoothies and more, Latinicity covers all the bases. And at only $17 for anything your heart desires, this meal is a total steal.
Plus, where else can you find a make-your-own bloody Mary bar? After all, everyone knows the only way to cure a hangover is to drink more. (Disclaimer: this is not scientifically proven.) There are tons of different toppings, hot sauces and spices at your disposal, so feel free to let your imagination roam and create your very own alcoholic masterpiece.
With so many choices, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store. However, you also might feel a little overwhelmed, so check out some of Latinicity’s best brunch dishes for your dining pleasure. Come with an empty stomach and prepare to be amazed.
The Machefe Taqueria is dishing out loaded breakfast tacos: a corn tortilla filled with adobo mashed potatoes and tender short rib barbacoa, then topped with crisp pickled fresno chiles, fresh cilantro, salty cotija cheese and a perfectly fried egg. Talk about #yolkporn. An incredible mix of flavors and textures, this taco doesn’t disappoint.
Chicken Poblano Empanadas
Crunchy yet still soft on the outside, these empanadas from the Saladero Latin Grill are stuffed with spicy and flavorful shredded chicken. The creamy and chunky guacamole on the side cuts through the savory taste of the meat and is the perfect dip for these little packages of goodness.
Waffle Bacon Burger
The sweetness of the fluffy Belgian waffle bun pairs extremely well with the richness of the choriburger patty, and the gooey marriage of chipotle cheese sauce and crema fresca on top is heavenly. But that’s not all. The over-the-top burger is then garnished with crispy bacon and a heap of fresh, colorful pico de gallo. And it’s the perfect portion size: not too big, not too small. Trust me, you need this brunch masterpiece in your stomach right now.
So, if you’re looking for a new affordable and all-inclusive brunch adventure in downtown Chicago, take your friends to Latinicity on Sunday to enjoy a great meal. Oh, and to snap a drool-worthy pic, of course. After all, if you didn’t Instagram, did you even brunch?