Written By: Erica Jay of Young Royal Couture Children’s Boutique http://www.youngroyalcouture.com
This past Sunday I was privileged to take a day off!!! Whoooaaaaa!!! I had the pleasure of eating brunch at Batter and Berries (located 2748 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL). A friend recently recommended this place, I must mention that she drove over 35 miles to get there! Luckily, I’m only minutes away lol. At first sight, there were around 11 people waiting outside in the cold, it was around 15 degrees so I knew the food had to be good. No one is waiting outside in that weather for nothing! The wait for a table for was around an hour and a half, but it was well worth the wait. The inside of Batter and Berries was bustling and fast paced. Waiters were taking orders on ipads, and double the amount of people were waiting inside than outside. The inside is designed with a communal table in the middle and smaller tables surrounding it giving the atmosphere a relaxed community feel. One of the owners, Craig walks around with coffee chatting with customers making sure they’re enjoying their food. Now, let’s get to the good part! I was surprised by the prices, which are extremely reasonable. I ordered the lobster omelet for $13. It was absolutely amazing. The lobster was tender and juicy with the omelet seasoned perfectly. It was also accompanied by cheesy hash browns that were hot and fresh. My guest and I shared the Sunday French toast special, which was peach cobbler French toast. At first, I wasn’t quite thrilled on ordering such a sweet breakfast dish, it seemed like sweet overload. What a surprise it was!!! Delicious! It was a perfect balance of sautéed peaches and crisp French toast with syrup and honey butter. Batter and Berries is a definite must! I recommend that you go during the week to avoid the long wait. It’s a great place for a fulfilling breakfast or brunch, you will leave stuffed to capacity (or least I did)! I had the pleasure of meeting a woman who was 9 months pregnant scheduled for a C-section the same day. She said she wanted Batter and Berries to be her last meal before the long haul of giving birth. Chef Raylon makes his rounds around the spot to check with the patrons as well. The owners of Batter and Berries are extremely warm and inviting, they really make you feel like you’re at home. This is one of those spots that you really want to tell your friends about. Check out snippets from the menu below, enjoy and tell them Young Royal Couture sent you!!!
-Lobster Omelet with egg white omelet stuffed with smoked gouda and topped with lobster and tomatoes sautéed in white wine
-Crab Cakes Benedict with house made Maryland style crab cakes topped with poached eggs and house made hollandaise sauce
– Grand Marnier French Toast
-Rylon Salad: a fried spinach tortilla shell filled with romaine lettuce, sautéed shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, basil & tossed in a white wine scampi sauce
-The French Toast Flight: blueberry, lemon, caramel, strawberry, and blackberry cheesecake flavored French toast