Looking to spice up your pre-Bears brunch? Kick off the fun with not just one but four bloody marys at Bin Wine Cafe. The new brunch menu features a $12 bloody mary flight, consisting of a traditional horseradish-spiked version, a Helsinki Mary with yellow tomatoes and aquavit, an Asian Mary with pickled ginger and wasabi, and an extra-spicy Consuela Mary with your choice of vodka or tequila. Don't worry: You'll still be sober enough for the big game at 3:30 p.m. Sunday; each mary is a 3-ounce tasting portion. (A pint glass of your favorite runs just $8). Hungry? On the menu: huckleberry-ricotta pancakes with citrus curd ($8); brunch pizza with spinach, frisee salad, poached egg and applewood smoked bacon ($8); and citrus-cured salmon and herb marscapone cheese ($9). Brunch: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Chris LaMorte is the metromix dining producer.
Originally published Jan. 13, 2006.
Find more brunch options in our Chicago Brunch Guide.