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BoHo Launches Brunch

April 30 2015 - 9:00 AM

Although it’s been open less than a year, River North’s Bohemian House, or BoHo, ¬†continues to buzz and has recently launched a weekend brunch menu. We all know there are so many Chicago brunch options to choose from, but BoHo is certainly worth considering. Executive Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos and his team created a brunch menu with a twist on traditional European fare. As with the dinner menu, brunch features influences from the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, and Austria.

BoHo brunch beverages include a custom Bow Truss Coffee blend with notes of plum, fig, bourbon, and cocoa, as well as boozy drinks. The signature morning drink is “The Pick Me Up,” a spiked iced Bow Truss coffee cocktail with rye whiskey, maple and fernet cream. Trust me, this drink packs a punch. Other options include the “Pulaski Smash” with whiskey, lemon, passion fruit, green bell pepper, and mint, classic mimosas, and more.

Bow Truss Coffee

The Pick Me Up

Pulaski Smash


When it comes to brunch food options, there’s no shortage of variety. ¬†If it’s sweet you’re looking for, there are Bavarian Apple Pancakes with apples, cider, pecans, farmer’s cheese, and powdered sugar. These aren’t your typical fluffy flapjacks, they are more crepe-like (and are incredible!).

On the lighter side, there is house cured lox on seeded sourdough toast with soft boiled egg, cucumber, cream cheese, salmon roe, and dill (pictured top). Another option is the grilled asparagus with poached egg, radish, gem lettuce, mustard vinaigrette, and crispy chicken skin.

Grilled Asparagus

If you’re up for something heartier, try the smoked beef tongue with poached egg, mustard hollandaise, and sweet & sour cabbage, or the as-big-as-your-head open face pork schnitzel sandwich topped with horseradish cream, sauerkraut, ementaler cheese, and a fried egg. There’s also skirt steak & eggs with mushroom and pepper spatzle, sweet onions and aged gouda. (I recommend the schnitzel sandwich!).

Smoked Beef Tongue Hash

Pork Schnitzel Sandwich

Skirt Steak & Eggs

Don’t forget about enjoying fresh pastries with your coffee or for dessert! BoHo offers several options including their signature apricot kolacky, almond poppyseed cake, a chocolate-cinnamon scone, and doughnut holes with bavarian creme and raspberry jam.

BoHo is located at 11 W. Illinois St. and is open daily for dinner beginning at 5pm, and for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins also are welcome.