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Chicago: Orange you hungry?

November 26, 2009

While in Chicago recently, my friend Katie and I did brunch at Orange for the first time.

Apparently, brunch foods are this restaurant’s specialty, which is a mini-chain throughout chi-town.

I tried the French Toast Kabob, which is a coconut-infused toast skewered with fresh strawberries and pineapples, topped with honey and served with coconut-mango salad. Sounded enticing enough.

French Toast Kabob, $8.95

French Toast Kabob, $8.95

French Toast Kabob

French Toast Kabob

A+ for presentation, but the taste with the sauces was too citrusy for toast I thought. It was also an odd texture — I wasn’t loving it.

Katie got the Veggie Sandwich, which is served open face on thick-sliced brioche bread, and stuffed with grilled eggplant eggplant, carrots, potatoes, red peppers, zucchini and caramelized onions.

Veggie Sandwich, $8.95

Veggie Sandwich, $8.95

Veggie Sandwich

Veggie Sandwich

Again, looked beautiful, but kind of hard to eat and pretty bland overall.

After our underwhelming lunch, we decided to go around the corner TO Iguana Cafe for some coffee and more treats. Because when people are with me, I force them to keep eating.

Chocolate chip cheesecake

Chocolate chip cheesecake

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Chai Latte

Chai Latte

We decided not to get too experimental this time and ordered a cheesecake — because really, who can go wrong with cheesecake, especially one drizzled with chocolate chip yumminess. And yea…eating that with a way-too-generous sized cup of chai latte, we definitely felt the food coma kicking in soon after.

One out of two aint so bad.


Restaurants Info:
Orange

730 W. Grand Ave
at Halsted/Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60654
312-942-0300


Iguana Cafe

517-19 N. Halsted St.
at Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60622
312-432-0663

x
Shy

2 thoughts on “Chicago: Orange you hungry?

  1. aam

    haha, you had one of their soups, er drinks! <3 iguana sigh, even though it's gone eco-friendly and gotten rid of its amazing original character-ridden wooden doors, it still makes for an optimum sunday brunch or a late-night pit or last stop. <3 chicago did you guys try the crepes at all??

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