Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Brunch at The Allis

See! I told you this brunch was good enough for it's own post. I'll be careful not to overstate how great it was, but it miiiiight have changed my life.

First, a little bit about the location. The Allis is located in the first floor lobby of Soho House Chicago, a hotel in the Fulton Market District (in the West Loop). Soho House itself is a concept created in London in 1995 as "home away from home" for those in the creative industry. You can apply to be a member to either a local Soho House (North America locations include Chicago, New York, Miami and West Hollywood) or to "every house" which includes lots of bougie cities around the globe.

Oh, and they'll only accept your application if you've been recommended by two other pre-existing members. It sounds like a beautiful, magical type of "Fight Club" if you ask me. Check out this article from Crains for more fun facts about its exclusivity.

So, obviously, we didn't become members, but we did take them up on their exquisite brunch. The Allis is one of the few places non-members can eat in Soho House — and take photos, for that matter.

We were lucky enough to get there when it wasn't very busy! We had a long, relaxing brunch — with the best company in the most drool-worthy location. Oh, and speaking of drool-worthy...

We looked up the brunch menu before we went, so I had a feeling I was going to go for the Allis Breakfast. I ended up ordering it with absolutely zero regret — so good. Next time I'd try another dish just to see the variety, but I can already tell you I'm going to have an intense internal debate about ordering anything else. Lox, egg, tomato and avocado are a breakfast combination straight out of heaven. Plus, everything is sourced locally, so you know it's fresh.

Actually, see that Chicken Shop sign? I may have to give that a try next time I'm in Chicago. They marinate rotisserie chicken overnight and serve it up with sides.

And look how fun it is!

Like a completely different world once you walk up a few stairs.

This brunch experience was worth a whole blog post, so, needless to say, I'll be back!

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