I love it when we have guests in town because we get to go out for breakfast, one of my favorite things to do. When Michael and I first started dating, we tried out many, many different breakfast places in Lincoln Park, Wrigleyville, and Lakeview. I’m pretty positive that breakfast is my favorite meal. When else can the entrees pretty much be dessert?
Speaking of dessert, pictured above is Julie’s order from Southport Grocery: stuffed french toast, made with local apples, cream cheese, streusel with soy-maple reduction & apple butter (featuring Callebaut Praline & apple butter from the grocery). Delectable! I had my mainstay at the grocery, Baked Almond Oatmeal. The grocery used to post the recipe for it on their website, but looks like they smarted up and took it down. I don’t blame them. It’s a definite money-maker! Trent had the biscuits and gravy, Michael chose the Cuban from their lunch menu, all very good choices. We got a couple sides of the red potato mash as well. Yum, yum, yum.
Every time I go to Southport Grocery, I fall in love with breakfast a little bit more. It doesn’t hurt that they also have shelves stocked with gorgeous gourmet food items either. Bon Apetit!