Humboldt Park's funky new breakfast nook
Grandma's kitchen has always represented a place to get your fill of hearty breakfast comestibles and heartier smells of grandmother. What is that? Skip the reek and head to Grandma J's Local Kitchen
Named for the owner's mother (who has five grandkids, so she's legit!), GJLK has an appropriately funky vintage feel, eclectic antiques (from typewriters to pendulum clocks), and a ceiling tiled with old tablecloths, which should last a while so long as Lionel Richie doesn't show up looking to dance.
Beverage-wise, they're making Swedish coffee (it involves an egg), and you can BYOB to mix with virgin bloodies and tri-juiced mimosa trays -- consume both heartily, so grams doesn't suspect you Bengay.