Forbidden Root Launches Brunch

Forbidden Root, Chicago’s own botanic brewing company and recently-opened brewpub at 1746 W. Chicago Ave. in West Town, is excited to launch brunch on Sunday, May 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The menu, created by executive chef Dan Weiland, is focused on twists on classic American fare including Malted Hanger Steak with provolone scrambled eggs and breakfast potatoes; Pork Belly and Kimchi Pancake with tokaji maple syrup; The Remedy, a riff on ramen with duck confit, beans, poached duck egg and herbs; and French Toast with smoked peanut butter mousse and caramelized banana. Special brunch-inspired cocktails and beers will also be featured. Brunch cocktails include the FR 75 with gin, chamomile, lemon, orange bitters and sparkling wine; Beermosa with Forbidden Root Brewlinerweiss and fresh orange juice and Creole bitters (add a shot of gin, vodka, rum or tequila!); and Spiced Bloody with spice infused vodka Bloody Mary with pickled vegetables.

The kitchen will close at 2 p.m. and reopen at 4 p.m. for dinner service on Sundays. Beverages will still be available during that time. Brunch will be served every Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. No reservations will be taken for brunch service at this time.

The brewpub is open seven days a week from 4 p.m.-midnight with the kitchen closing at 10 p.m. For more information, visit Forbidden Root’s website or follow the brewery on Facebook, Twitter at @ForbiddenRoot and Untappd. The phone number for the new brewpub is 312-929-2202.