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Runners’ Rewards: BBQ, Brunch and Dollar Beers

Runners can enjoy an amazing southern style brunch to refuel after the grueling 26.2 mile run. While you don’t have to be a runner to enjoy their brunch, but they are rewarding runners with select beers for a penny if they bring their Chicago Marathon Bib! In addition diners can enjoy $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Porkchop is a restaurant and bar that dishes out an urban interpretation of Southern comfort food and BBQ accompanied by whiskey and ice cold beer.

Porkchop Chicago | 941 W Randolph St, Chicago |

Brunch for the Runners, Lunatics, Lovers and Poets

Enjoy one of the city’s best brunches at Randolph Street’s The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet (“The Lunatic”). Brunchers can enjoy a sandwich made with prosciutto from the Herb and Kathy Eckhous farm in Norwalk, Iowa served with a fried egg and cheddar cheese on a croissant…or indulge the Lunatic’s take on French Toast – a delicious dish with raspberry cream cheese stuffed brioche. Bring in a bib and get a glass of bubbly! The Lunatic is a bar and bistro that is noted for its superior wine list and inventive menu. The concept, inspired by the three character facets explored in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is a neighborhood gathering place that serves brunch, lunch and dinner.

The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet | 736 W Randolph St | 312-775-0069 |


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