Roscoe Village is a quaint neighborhood with hidden restaurant gems on every corner. I was lucky enough to visit one such gem this week. Wishbone has been serving up made-from-scratch, down home Southern food for nearly 25 years. Located at 3300 N. Lincoln Ave., this colorful outpost serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. Considering my deep love for Southern food, I had to order something with a Southern flare. I ordered the Crab Cake Benedict: English muffins, piled high with spicy crabmeat, Hollandaise, a sweet red pepper sauce, and of course, poached eggs. Cheese grits on the side were a must. The crab cakes were delicious, the meat was tender and spicy and the sweet red pepper sauce perfectly completed the dish. The cheese grits were very tasty as well. The side portion was much larger than I anticipated and I couldn’t finish them! One of my friends ordered the Red Beans and Rice. I happen to think my mama makes the best red beans and rice in the world, so I was immediately skeptical. I have to say, Wishbone makes a very solid dish. Cooked in chicken andouille stock, the beans were spicy and flavorful. Served with over easy eggs and your choice of toast, this is a scrumptious way to start or end a weekend.
Wishbone serves weekday breakfast and lunch from 8 am to 3 pm. Their dinner hours are 5 pm to 9 pm Thursdays through Sundays. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 3 pm. The restaurant is spacious, with a lovely outdoor space for when the weather is warm. You can order online for delivery or carry out. You’ll receive a 25% discount for your first online order! Check it out here. Wishbone also provides catering and party services. With its bright décor and fun atmosphere, Wishbone is perfect for a family brunch or large gathering of friends. Make sure to stop by!
RACHEL HOOVLER & DEAN’S TEAM CHICAGO