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Brunch Plans: Kanela – Luxuriate in brunch at this Lakeview locale, and take in a Pride Parade special on Sunday.
June 22, 2012 (Michigan Avenue Magazine) Though this week it began serving dinner—and we’re salivating over stuffed meatballs with fresh mozzarella and spicy tomato sauce—Kanela Breakfast Club is, even in name, inherently a breakfast and brunch destination. And with a brand-new enclosed outdoor patio, it’s the perfect summertime spot.
Kanela means “cinnamon” in Greek, a nod to the ethnic flavors hinted at in many of the menu items. (In fact, the menu replaces most instances of the American word for the Greek translation: the sinfully sweet monkey bread has kanela and honey butter, or try the classic kanela roll.) After a short but delicious list of starters, the options are divided into “sweet” and “savory” dishes, but one of our favorites—bacon waffles—combines the two with bacon, bourbon caramel, and bacon powder.
If it’s lunch you’re craving, Kanela’s take on a grilled cheese sandwich is ultra-gourmet: aged cheddar and baby Swiss cheeses are accompanied by caramelized onions, and a fried egg or bacon, piled on pumpernickel bread. The lamb burger is classically Greek with kalamata olives, cucumber, tomato, red onion, and house-made tzatziki sauce. But the best part? Kanela sources local and organic ingredients wherever possible.
To wash it all down, bottomless mimosas are a must, or try the pick-me-up Kanela latte with cinnamon Kahlua, coffee, and steamed milk.
This Sunday, June 24, mention the Pride Parade Special (7:30 AM–3:30 PM) and receive a free appetizer. 3231 N. Clark St., Lakeview, 773-248-1622
Wake up to Kanela Breakfast Club
May 22, 2012 (Red Eye) - The Lakeview brunch sopt aims to satisfy your dinner cravings with new nightline offerings including stuffed meatballs with mozzarella and spicy tomato sauce ($8) and a pork chop with spinach, summer squash and peach pork au jus ($14). 6 – 11pm.
Join the best Breakfast Club!
I you want to join the best “breakfast club” in Chicago. All you have to do is make reservations. This Lakeview, Greek inspired, breakfast, brunch and lunch gem is now one of my favorites because my buddies and I decided to check it out one Sunday last month and everything we ordered was delicious and the service was stellar.
I have to apologize to the owners brothers Lardakis for not writing this blog sooner but they seem to be enjoying a robust induction being known as one of Chicago’s best breakfast restaurants: They are busy!
Kanela Breakfast Club – Bringing bacon waffles to Lakeview
Late nights give you a unique appreciation for the importance of breakfast, from unscrambling your brain with scrambled eggs, to grabbing some melon after failing to do so the night before. Hit a new morning spot from some dudes who can appreciate one: Kanela Breakfast Club.
Hungry Hound takes kids to lunch
April 27, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — ABC7′s Steve Dolinsky takes his kids to work with him. They check out Kanela Breakfast Club, a modern Greek restaurant in Lakeview.
There are Greek diners all over Chicago, but over the past few years, second generation owners have greatly expanded their menus. That means much more than just omelets, strong coffee and thick-cut Greek toast.
Many are embracing organic ingredients and some modern techniques. Meli Caffe in Greektown comes to mind, as does Prasino in the suburbs. At Kanela in Lakeview, breakfast and lunch are the real attractions.
The loukoumades fritter with lemon-honey syrup and walnuts is one sign and the loukaniko sausage is yet another. Is Kanela Breakfast Club in Lakeview masking as a traditional Greek diner?
“I didn’t want it to be known as a Greek restaurant, but I wanted to bring in a lot of the Greek flavors that I grew up eating,” said owner Chris Lardakis.