Bus: 8 Halsted, 20 Madison(312) 850-2663 wishbonechicago.com41.883907 -87.652388 1001 W Washington Blvd (at Morgan St) West Loop, Chicago
Breakfast, brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch (Mon–Fri), dinner (Tue–Sat)Average main course: $10
Stuck as we are in the Midwest, Southern staples such as real grits and biscuits can be hard to come by. But this homegrown mini chain has made it its mission to bring “mornin’ hon” hospitality to the heartland. The brunch is often touted as the city’s best, and while we’re definitely not willing to go that far, we can get down with the plate-size fruit pancakes and savory corn cakes (try the latter with some hot sauce), the dense corn muffins, buttery biscuits and spicy andouille chicken sausage.