If you work in a bar or restaurant, Bangers & Lace wants to hook you up. The Wicker Park tavern is kicking off its Industry Brunch today and if you get there by noon, you can get a free drink. Even though the restaurant offers lunch on a daily basis, the weekly Industry Brunch will run each Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and if you arrive between 11 and 12, you can get a complimentary Olmeca Altos margarita. Not a bad way to kick off the week (or stretch out your weekend, however you want to look at it).
Bangers will offer their regular lunch menu in addition to the brunch menu, which features five items: chicken and waffles (chicken fried sausage patties with waffles and bourbon syrup); gravy fries (house fries with gravy and a fried egg); bangers and hash; chicken sausage with bacon gravy, fried egg and a brioche roll and a veggie frittata with roasted red pepper, veggie sausage, spinach, feta and parmesan. And even though it's called the Industry Brunch, it's open to everyone. Is Monday the new Sunday?