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Arami & Forbidden Root have West Town covered and Smack Shack's going New Orleans style

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Duck Duck Goat
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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

This weekend is shaping up to be a big one for brunchers, as four noteworthy restaurants are debuting weekend bunch services. This may or may not be related to Monday's Beard Awards. Check out the following rundown.

Starting this weekend, Duck Duck Goat will start serving Sunday brunch (but they're not calling it brunch, only dim sum), thus opening up more opportunities and tables for fans to try Stephanie Izard's dumplings and other Chinese treats. Brunch Dim sum will feature a hearty helping of baos. Reservations are already live, and it runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are already booked for this Sunday, but they'll regularly hold tables for walk-ins. The restaurant's been open for about a month. Check out the menu below.

Duck Duck Goat Brunch Menu by Ashok Selvam

Down the street on Fulton Market, Smack Shack's weekend brunch service debuts on Saturday. They're describing it as "New Orleans' French Quarter style." Crab cakes, crab Benedict and lobster scrambled eggs are part of the mix, along with southern fried chicken & waffles. Smack Shack's brunch services lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Here's the menu.

Over in West Town, brunch also gets a new 1-2 punch. Let's start with Arami and their new Sunday brunch which lasts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find the brunch menu here. They're featuring "out-of-the-box" Japanese-American items like matcha French toast beignets and a tonkatsu sandwich. Reservations are available here.

Across the street this weekend, Forbidden Root brewpub is also launching Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chef Dan Weiland will again feature his popular malted hanger steak, serving it with provolone scrambled eggs and potatoes. There's also "The Remedy," which is ramen-influenced with duck confit, beans, poached duck egg and herbs. They haven't posted a full brunch menu yet.


1829 West Chicago Avenue, , IL 60622 (312) 243-1535 Visit Website

Forbidden Root

1746 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 929-2202 Visit Website

smack shack

326 North Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 973-1336

Duck Duck Goat

857 West Fulton Market, , IL 60607 (312) 902-3825 Visit Website