Thursday, April 14, 2011


Guess what, we ate at another local brunch spot :) Last weekend Erica and I kept our promise to friends Geoff and Ashley to join them at Flo for brunch (we had to blow them off the weekend prior). I didn't know about Flo or their brunch until we moved but I'm always interested in recommendations from trusted sources.

Flo's website says it best: "Flo brings the foods and flavors of the American Southwest to Chicago. Our food is fresh and from scratch and shows a fondness for spice. Flo is a contemporary casual cafe, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and a full bar."

So when we decided to go I was very interested in trying some southwestern brunch flavors. However I changed my mind when I saw the menu. It's a great weekend brunch menu with plenty of options: sweets, eggs, lunch options and southwestern influenced brunch choices (Huevos Rancheros,Huevos Verdes,Red Chilaquiles,Flo's Original Burrito,Chorizo get the idea). Maybe I spoiled my Huevos appetite the weekend previous at Milk & Honey, but I could not pass up on banana chocolate chip pancakes. Erica went traditional with a breakfast platter of eggs, toast, bacon and  potatoes. Geoff always gets the granola with yogurt - a decision I understood after my small taste. Finally, I had to sit across from Ashley's very tempting french toast.

I enjoyed my pancakes and realized after I finished eating the entire plate that I was done before the rest of my table by a long shot. It's a lot of food for sure with three large pancakes. There's plenty of chocolate and banana inside so be in the mood for a sugar rush and a full belly. My small taste of Erica's plate revealed some darn good breakfast potatoes and Geoff's granola is fresh and tasty (and healthy).

We had a nice meal. Simple, fast, cheap ($60 all in for the table) and tasty. Those are the aspects that make a great neighborhood spot that makes you want to return often (and I think Geoff and Ashley qualify?) I'm very interested in sampling their regular lunch/dinner menu or something with salsa and chilies for brunch. Next time.

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