Saturday, August 31, 2013

Rockit Burger Bar Brunch {Review}

Brunch. It's a meal I enjoy on weekends but not nearly enough as I'd like. But I finally had a chance to enjoy an awesome brunch with my friend Melissa. It was a pretty special outing because it was also her birthday! So to celebrate, we enjoyed an amazing experience at Rockit Burger Bar. If you're a Chicago Cubs fan [The Baron], you'd appreciate this restaurant since it's located directed across the street from the famous Wrigley Field. This makes for great sidewalk eating to take in the vibe of Wrigleyville.

So what can you expect at brunch from a burger bar? I was especially impressed with the delicious offerings...

We left it to the expertise of Chef Amanda to show us how this burger bar does brunch... and they sure do it well. To start, we got settled in with some bubbly... mimosas!

Chef Amanda kicked off our brunch with some variations to brunch favorites. She presented us with these lemon thyme waffles served with fresh whipped cream and berries. The lemon notes came through perfectly with hints of fresh thyme. It has a slightly savory flavor but it balanced well with the fresh berries.

Another common breakfast item is oatmeal... however Chef Amanda's version was probably the best oatmeal I've ever had. This was a vegan version made with almond milk and topped with plump blueberries, bananas and toasted walnuts.

As a palate cleanser, this crazy good bloody mary found it's way on our table. If you are a bloody mary fan, you need to come check this place out. Rockit Burger Bar has a great bloody mary bar where you can customize your drink. The one we enjoyed had a rim of really good spicy parmesan cheese that made it so good. {Note to self... try this at home!}

Round two. Chef Amanda presented us with some of the best breakfast flatbread pizzas I've tasted. I especially liked the sausage and egg pizza. Breakfast sausage, fluffy scrambled eggs and a nice sprinkling of cheese topped this version, with a splash of color from green onions...

Melissa enjoyed the mushroom and cheese... which was a nice balance of cheese, mushrooms and a touch of fresh thyme. Doesn't this look good?!

And because this is a restaurant that specializes in burgers, how could we leave without having a taste? Chef Amanda presented us to two different burgers for round 3. Melissa, the fellow vegetarian/part time vegan, had Rockit's BBQ red bean burger. It's slightly sweet with a smoky flavor...

For me, I got to get a sneak peak taste of the new breakfast burger that will be making it's way out on the menu. This is a bagel burger stuffed with thick sliced bacon, arugula, tomato and a perfect sunny side up egg...

And since we were celebrating Melissa's birthday, she got the Rockit Rockstar treatment when she was surprised with dessert while enjoying a tomatillo bloody mary...

For dessert, we dug into sopapillas, which are crisp tortillas sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served with a healthy mound of vanilla ice cream. Light, sweet and a perfect ending to our meal...

And if our amazing brunch wasn't enough, Melissa was spoiled with a card signed my the staff, filled with gift cards to some of the restaurants in the group including Sunda, Rockit Bar & Grill and Rockit Burger Bar. 

If you're ever in Wrigleyville either as a local catching a game or even a visitor to check out the popular neighborhood of Wrigleyville, you must stop in at Rockit Burger Bar. They have an amazing brunch and their extensive menu for the rest of the day is just as outstanding! This was probably the most fun brunch I've been on, thanks to the wonderful staff of Rockit Burger Bar, the talented Chef Amanda and of course, the birthday girl herself who was great company.


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