Food & Drink

Groovy brunch in Wicker Park

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Bring your Jerry Garcia-sized appetite (for food, not drugs) to Hash, a hippie-esque breakfast & lunch joint run by owner Maggie McCoy (who formerly focused on a different subset of morning munchies at Bagel on Damen). The diner's decked out with eight mosaic-tiled tables and floral artwork that accentuates the laid-back vibe. They're slinging more kinds of hash than an Amsterdam coffee shop, like the Humboldt (pictured up-top) with chorizo, fried plantains, black beans, and hominy topped with an egg. The Pork Bubble and Squeak is a British breakfast dish made with roasted pork shoulder, sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts served with mustard cream sauce. You can also try it with bacon fat hash, as long as you don’t mind the chair's squeak next time you sit down. Given the state of the Greek economy, it's decidedly odd that this Greek chicken sandwich is SO MONEY, packing feta, cucumber, dill & yogurt sauce into a sesame seed bun. Speaking of money, everything on the menu is $8 or less, even this Pig Roast sandwich featuring pumpernickel stacked with pork shoulder, bacon, Swiss & apple. Fear not; that side salad has a bacon vinaigrette. They're also pouring Dark Matter coffee, and rounding out the ambiance with vintage vinyl from The Clash to (of course) the Grateful Dead, which may well describe you after all that pork fat.

Sean Cooley/Thrillist
Sean Cooley/Thrillist
Sean Cooley/Thrillist
Sean Cooley/Thrillist
Sean Cooley/Thrillist