Time Out Chicago / Issue 162 : Apr 3–9, 2008
2008 Eat Out Awards
Best New Breakfast Spot
Uncommon Ground on Devon
Who says brunch has to be a greasy, carb-laden affair that leaves you feeling sluggish (and in desperate need of Tums)? Certainly not Helen and Michael Cameron, longtime owners of Lakeview’s beloved Uncommon Ground. Teeming with sustainable, local and seasonal fare, the new location has dramatically raised the bar for Edgewater breakfasters with dishes such as whole-wheat banana pancakes with organic goji syrup and a lumberjack-worthy bacon-cheddar melt. Not content with merely improving upon the stuffy old eggs Benny, the restaurant also turns up the wattage on early morning libations with a blood-orange Bellini and a bacon Bloody Mary.
1401 W Devon Ave, 773-465-9801.