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Batter and Berries Chicago Illinois

Good Morning Gators!

B&B opens in the middle of the freakn’ morning! 8 o’clock! You know how much I hate that.

Since it was right at opening parking wasn’t an issue. Pay the meter, snap a pic and go inside.

Batter and Berries Chicago
Exterior

 

It’s your pretty standard smallish Chicago breakfast spot. It works fine  for the weekday business but kinda small for the weekend brunch crowd. The tables and chairs were regulation size so the place is fat friendly.

Batter and Berries Chicago
Interior
Batter and Berries Chicago
Interior
Batter and Berries Chicago
Interior
Batter and Berries Chicago
Interior
Batter and Berries Chicago
Interior

Good strong Coffee   8   and water for starters. My first Coffee cup had beautiful red lipstick lip imprints on it.    0   Much to my preference the menu is short. It had pretty standard selections. The excitement comes from the specials. It happens to be Mardi Gras time so the specials are geared for it so you already know what I’ll be having.

Starting off

Crab Cake Benedict

I’ve had an hundred of these but it was the special and honestly there wasn’t really anything on the menu that looked more interesting. While we waited our server Terrica asked if we were interested in some of their house made hot sauce. I will always try stuff like this because to me it says a lot about the kitchen staff. It was delicious. Hot, spiced right, salty, garlicky. This would have been good on a flipflop. OK back to the Bene since it’s here now. The first thing I noticed was the lack of a textural element. There was nothing under the Crab Cake not even your standard English Muffin. The Eggs were a tad under   8   The Hollandaise was on the money. Eggy Spicy, Citrusy, Eggy, just not enough of it.   8   The Crab Cake was tender and crabby with almost nothing to stretch it out.   8   The Home fries were fresh, hot, and slightly crisp   8   Overall this was a good reorderable   8   This had potential for for a bump in the score if it had some texture.

Batter and Berries Chicago
Crab Cake Benedict
Batter and Berries Chicago
Crab Cake Benedict
Batter and Berries Chicago
Crab Cake Benedict
Batter and Berries Chicago
Crab Cake Benedict
Batter and Berries Chicago
Crab Cake Benedict

Next Up

Crawfish Omelette

Lots of tender heavily seasoned Crawfish. Unfortunately the seasoning masked the delicate flavor of the Crawfish.   7   The Eggs are over but not hammered   7   The Cajun Cheddar cheese was tasty. The peppers were tender crisp. This was served with more of the delicious potatoes which were a little crisper this time.  As a combo this was a delicious entree   8/9   Super spicy, great textures. This was worth the trip and I rarely say that about omelettes.

Batter and Berries Chicago
Crawfish Omelette
Batter and Berries Chicago
Crawfish Omelette
Batter and Berries Chicago
Crawfish Omelette

 

Sweet Stuff

Super French Toast Flight

The ‘Super” part of the super french toast flight includes the flavor of the day which today is Red Velvet

Yep here it is. The dreaded Alton Brown Good Eats link to the video on how to make French Toast. ALTON BROWN MAKES FRENCH TOAST I should never have to post this to any review of a restaurant that makes French Toast. You can teach an 8 year old to make a decent Brioche French toast. Was it tasty?  YES   7   Was it good custardy eggy velvety French Toast like they make over at JAM in Logan Square? NO.  OK rant over.

Batter and Berries Chicago
Big French Toast Flight
Batter and Berries Chicago
Big French Toast Flight
Batter and Berries Chicago
Big French Toast Flight
Batter and Berries Chicago
Big French Toast Flight
Batter and Berries Chicago
Big French Toast Flight
Batter and Berries Chicago
Big French Toast Flight

 

That’s it Gators

A delicious trip to Batter and Berries. A couple of misses but mostly hits.

 

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