New breakfast spots | Restaurant reviews
Breakfast is the new dinner. If you didn't know that, time to wake up.
Elsewhere, on the border of DePaul’s campus, a sign studded with lightbulbs hangs above a charming storefront: Jam ’n Honey (958 W Webster Ave, 773-327-5266). When the lights on this sign flash, I have no idea—this is a daytime spot, remember—but it seems to be doing the trick nonetheless. Women in their late thirties, many of them postworkout, are attracted to the sign. They come in packs, like cheetahs drawn to ripe antelope meat, and they pick, scratch and sip their way through the menu. The shtick here: jars of jam and Nutella on every table, meant to spread on whatever you order. Thoughts of what has been dipped in these jars before their visit apparently do not cross the minds of these women. Me, I avoided those jars by focusing on the less sweet side of Jam ’n Honey’s menu, like a very respectable breakfast burrito with eggs, goat cheese, spinach and mushrooms—a real health nut’s breakfast if it weren’t for the tortilla and the sheer heft of the thing, which could feed two adults (three if said adults are dieting). Pancakes? They are a step or two above standard issue. Nothing to complain about. But is an untainted jar of jam to spread on said pancakes too much to ask for?