Ann Sather, Chicago

When I’m spending the day gallivanting around Chicago with Alex, a big, hearty breakfast is very necessary. Before tackling our to-do and to-see lists last Friday, we stopped by Belmont location of Ann Sather for brunch.

At this charming, Swedish cafe slash diner, you can get a generous breakfast with amazing sides and a coffee, for less than $10. It could be that I’m jaded by prices on the East Coast, but this is a steal.

I ordered bacon & eggs, while Alex ordered a breakfast wrap. Between the two of us we spilt a total of four (yes, four!) sides; we each received two with our order. Ann Sather is known for their cinnamon rolls, we couldn’t not order them! We also also ordered toast, hash browns and fruit.

Service was fast and friendly. Definitely a delicious stop to make on a trip to Chicago. Be sure to order the cinnamon rolls, just look at how delectable they are!


Book Club Spread

I already told you my thoughts on The Marriage Plot, but it wasn’t until Sunday that my book club met to discuss. I made the trip into Manhattan and headed to my friend Landrie’s adorable apartment below Houston.

This is the beautiful spread she put together, complete with fresh flowers.

See those biscuits? Made by yours truly. My first venture into the world of biscuits. It’s a world that I very much enjoy. Those aren’t just plain old biscuits, they are brown sugar bacon biscuits.

A few of the other girls contributed and we had quite the brunch so I thought I’d put together a Book Club Brunch Menu based on the spread we enjoyed.

Book Club Brunch Menu

JalapeƱo and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Brown Sugar Bacon Biscuits

Very Berry Fruit Salad


Monkey Bread