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Brunch Bingo: Hanging with the hosts at Wicker Park’s Bongo Room

Breakfast/Brunch, South Loop, Uncategorized, Wicker Park No Comments »

It’s a few minutes past 11am on a Saturday morning and the wait for a party of three at the Bongo Room is forty-five minutes. “Oh, that’s fine, we’ll come back in half an hour,” announces the party’s spokesman. Like the rest of the Bongo Room’s customers-in-waiting, she seems neither surprised nor bothered by the wait, which could easily last longer than the brunch itself. In fact, due to a light drizzle outside, this is actually a slow morning for Wicker Park’s hippest breakfast-focused eatery.
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