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Easter Indulgence on the North Shore

Jewel sells butter in the shape of a lamb. You can buy chocolate in the forms of rabbits, chicks and eggs, filled with your choice of cream, fruity concoctions, coconut, caramel and peanut butter; not to mention marshmallow peeps! (You either love them or hate them; there's just no in between.)

Indulging in decadent creations has become such a big part of Easter, and Easter Sunday is the quintessential brunch holiday. Whether your perfect brunch includes eyes-bigger-than-your-stomach buffet-style dining, prix fixe fine dining, or ordering a la carte, there’s no shortage of options for Easter brunching well on the North Shore.

Here are some local hotels and sautéing, chopping and carving to make your Easter brunch extra special:

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Allgauer's on the Riverfront
at the Hilton Chicago Northbrook
2855 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook
Brunch Hours: Call for reservations
Cost: $29.95 per person

Spectacular Brunch Buffet! Featuring dozens & dozens of items ranging from made-to-order omelettes & chef carved prime rib to a never ending dessert buffet. Includes Easter Bunny visit!

Bridie McKennas Irish Pub
254 Green Bay Road, Highwood
Brunch Hours: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: Adults $23.95. Children $12.95

Enjoy a buffet-style brunch menu. Bridie’s Brunch Carvery is well known for their fabulous selection of breakfast and lunch items.

Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar
1820 Tower Dr., Glenview
Brunch Hours: 11am-3pm
Cost: A la Carte

Flight invites you to join them for a special a la carte Easter Brunch! You must know the wine pairings will be sublime.

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Hotel Orrington
1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston
Grand Ballroom
Brunch Hours: Seating starts at 10:30am; call for reservations
$34.95 per person; $11.95 kids age 6-10; Complimentary under 5 years of age

Visit various food stations including made-to-order breakfast items, a seafood station, a carving station, a kid's buffet and a dessert table. A glass of Champagne will be offered after 12 noon to each guest 21 years of age or older. Piano entertainment & appearance from the Easter Bunny.

Hyatt Deerfield
1750 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield
Brunch Hours: first seating 10 am; last seating 1:30 pm
Cost: Adults $37.95, Children 5 -12: $18.50, Children 4 and under free

Brunch will feature traditional breakfast favorites; Enjoy exciting activities for the kids, plus a visit from the Easter Bunny himself!

Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak
1557 Sherman Ave.
Brunch Hours: 10am-2pm
$39 per person

Pete Miller's invites you to join them at their Easter Jazz Brunch featuring 10 food stations and the Ron Perrillo Trio.

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Prairie Grass Café
601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook
Brunch Hours: 10am – 2pm
Cost: Adults $38; Kids under age ten $15

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet of savory and sweet delights. Every guest starts with our Signature "PGC Benedict" Poached Egg with Spinach, and Roasted Tomato Hollandaise. The main buffet will then include a variety of delicious sweet and savory options.

Restaurant Michael
64 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
Brunch Hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $39 per person (not including 8% sales tax and 18% gratuity), Children under 10, ½ price for smaller portions off existing menu. Prices do not include tax or gratuity

Chose three courses from a menu of delectable sweet and savory options. Call for seating times and reservations.

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Va Pensiero
1566 Oak Ave., Evanston
Brunch Hours: 10:30am-2pm
$38 per adult (does not include tax and gratuity)
$15 per child (special children's menu)

Choose from a 3-course prix-fixe menu. Chef/Owner Jeff Muldrow has planned some excellent dishes to help you celebrate with your family and friends! Easter Sunday Supper from their award-winning ala carte menu plus specials served from 5:00pm.

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Walker Bros. Original Pancake House
153 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 251-6000
Hours: 6am-10pm
A la carte prices

The place where it's always brunch time! Enjoy a la carte brunch dining at its finest, including the Apple Pancake, the Original Pancake House tradition! Filled with fresh apples and complimented with a Sinkiang cinnamon and sugar glaze, and French vanilla ice cream optional.

Laura Folkl

Do You Feel Lucky?

As the saying goes, everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Whether you're looking to raise a few pints, enjoy an authentic Irish meal of corn beef and cabbage, or get your stepdance on, the North Shore is rolling out the green carpet to welcome saints and sinners alike.

Leading up to the Day...

Curragh Pub
8266 Lincoln Ave., Skokie

The celebration starts Friday, March 12 as the Curragh celebrates their 2nd St. Patrick's Day in Skokie! The heated tent goes up Friday night and the fun continues through Wednesday, March 17. Plenty of live music, Irish food, Guinness, Craic and fun!

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1514 E. Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025

Hackney's has always done St. Patty's Day up right! Plenty of Irish menu items and boisterous bag pipers create a party all evening long from Friday, March 12 through Wednesday, March 17.

Tommy Nevin's Pub
1450-1458 Sherman Ave., Evanston

Saturday, March 13
Noon: The Trinity Irish Dancers
Noon - 3 pm: The Larkin and Moran Brothers - Irish jokesters that love a good pint of Guinness as well as an upbeat tune!

Sunday, March 14
Noon: The Trinity Irish Dancers
3 pm - 6 pm: John Williams’ Irish Sessions
4 pm: The Trinity Irish Dancers

Monday, March 15
7 pm: John Williams’ Irish Session

Tuesday, March 16
9 pm: Three Men in Kilts

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Washington Gardens
256 Green Bay Road, Highwood

Corned Beef and Cabbage will be served from March 12th thru March 19th. Word has it that the recipe has come by way of Wales and Wisconsin on its journey to the Gardens in Highwood. It is very authentic and bursting with flavor. Limited availability, so be sure to reserve in advance. They are also ordering a keg of Killian's Irish Red beer to go along with it.

Whole Foods
760 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield

Wednesday, March 10
A toast to St. Patrick's Day! Join us for a traditional dinner of corn beef and cabbage and an Irish Soda bread demonstration. To start our evening, we'll have an in house cheese expert to sample popular Irish cheeses and beer! $10/person

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St. Patrick's Day! March 17

589 Elm Place, Highland Park

Celebrate St. Patty's Day at the BBQ Pit featuring corned beef and cabbage from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bridie McKenna's
254 Green Bay Road, Highwood

Music all day, culminating in the headlining band lead by Tim O'Shea. Bagpipers will be in-and-out and a condensed authentic Irish menu will be offered a la carte. Bridie's opens at 9am!

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Celtic Knot
626 Church St., Evanston

Dancers, Pipers, Friends...Fun!
Noon-3pm: Sheila Tully Irish Dancers
6-8:30pm: The Public House Band (Irish folk)
9pm-midnight: Tim O'Shea & Patrick Buckley (traditional Irish folk from Co. Kerry)

Curragh Pub
8266 Lincoln Ave., Skokie

Enjoy their 2nd annual St. Patrick's Fleadh! (That's Festival for those of us speaking the Queen's English.) Invite all your friends, as Curragh makes room for everyone at their celebration with a heated tent! No cover and free raffles with giveaways
5-10pm: Live music from Seamus O'Kane

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Tommy Nevin's Pub
1450-1458 Sherman Ave., Evanston

Noon - 2:30 pm: John Williams’ Irish Session
4 pm: The Trinity Irish Dancers
4 pm - 8 pm: Character Fleadh - Traditional Irish fiddle Trio
9 pm - 1 am: The Chancey Brothers - Irish band that will bust out a good rock or country cover to keep you guessing!
We will not be charging covers. All bands will play Live.

Laura Folkl

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