Chicago has so many restaurants to choose from.
Digging through Yelp after Yelp review, it can become very tiresome when selecting THEE best spot to have a Sunday brunch. Especially when money is tight, and tolerance is way too low for an hour-long wait.
My friend gave me the challenge to find a brunch place that could accommodate our “Waffle House” budget. Even though the tab at Feed was comparable to that of the popular dining establishment, the ambiance, food, and service were completely different.
Feed is nestled between the Humboldt Park and Wicker Park neighborhoods on West Chicago Avenue. It is not surrounded by too much, except for a garden next door. Which I am assuming, belongs to the restaurant.
The atmosphere reminded me of a small southern style restaurant that I became accustomed to living in the south. The port city of Savannah, to be more particular, where small shack style places like this were common, but always unique.
The menu was short and sweet, a mix of brunch and lunch that consisted of everything, from fried chicken to blackened catfish. My pick was the Blackened catfish, Benedict. It was phenomenal, The fish was cooked just right, and the sauce for the Benedict itself was perfect. The added side of roasted potatoes was an excellent addition to this meal.
To add to the southern cuisine, an attitude of southern style hospitality was also present by the whole staff. Granted, there wasn’t too much interaction with the server, but it was just enough to feel like we were welcomed into space because of the friendly and prompt service.
I can not help but brag about this place. Not only because of the great service but because of the excellent food. There are many locations in the city that I feel have this same type of menu. Feed, compared to its competition does not have to rely on location or fancy morning cocktails. It’s well-curated menu of simple comfort food for people who appreciate those things is what makes it truly successful.
I will be back to try Feeds other delightful menus of lunch and dinner very soon.