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Chicago Has Your 'Heart Attack French Toast'
There's only two more days until Sunday brunch! Hallelujah, we love us some eggs benedict and bellinis. Not to taunt your growing cravings for the same, but you may want to consider switching to a french toast diet after feasting at Chicago's hotspot Toast.
Although their original Lincoln Park location is crowded with strollers and hungover yuppies throughout the weekend, sinking your fork into sumptuous spreads like the artery-clogging "mascarpone stuffed french toast orgy" and the pesto scramble is worth the risk of rubbing elbows with parents of DePaul University students.
What sets this snug spot apart from other brunches in the city is its decidedly Chicago atmosphere; the shelves are covered with vintage toasters, Julius Meinl coffee is on the menu, and the windowsill seats are considered prime. If Lincoln Park just isn't your bag, there's still no excuse as they've got a second location (aptly named Toast 2) in the trendier Bucktown neighborhood, and this one is BYOB. Finally, it's one of the few recession-friendly brunches around, averaging $8 for a meal and an extra $2.50 for the gourmet grounds. We don't leave Chicago without it.
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[Photo: Fuchsia Foot]