Evanston's Go-To Comfort Food
Imagine this. It’s 11a.m. on a Sunday morning and you just woke up. After stretching and checking your Instagram feed to see what the early birds are up to, you look out the window to see nothing but white. White buildings, white trees, white cars—it snowed all night. Looking out at the cold, you decide that you’re only leaving bed for some mouthwatering comfort food. Determined to make the most of your trip out of your house—let alone your bed—you open HotPlate and start scanning the highest-rated winter brunch dishes.
Here’s what you’re going to see:
Crispy Potatoes, Boltwood
With the elevating garlic seasoning and the right level of crispy (crispy on the outside and soft in the inside, if you know what I mean) this side is good enough to outshine a main dish.
Donut French Toast, The Cellar
The verdict is out: donuts and french toast combine to make a very fluffy, moist, and sweet meal. To avoid overindulging, share with someone else and complement the sweetness with a savory dish.
Santa Fe Omelette,
Filled with fresh onions, cilantro, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and cheese, this Southwestern omelet will leave you content for the rest of your day. If you also want to spice it up a notch, try the salsa on the side for a kick.
Huevos Rancheros, The Cellar
If you can’t make up your mind, why not get everything in one? With two fried eggs, Oxaca cheese quesadilla, chorizo, salsa, and frijoles charros, you’ll without doubt get a bit of every flavor there is to taste.
Apple Cinnamon Pancake,
With the smell of the apple cinnamon pancake wafting through the entire room, you without doubt can’t help but order the huge (perhaps too massive to finish on your own) caramelized goodness.