The Brunch Dish: The Nanadict at Nana
Although Bridgeport's Nana may not be the best kept brunch secret in Chicago any longer—especially judging from the crowd that gathered in front of the hostess stand several Sundays ago—this family-owned, all-organic operation is still one of the better and more unique brunches you will find in the city. One of their signature dishes, the nanadict ($13), puts a spicy, Latin-influenced spin on the familiar hollandaise brunch standard.
I foolishly wasn't expecting the dish to be as spicy as it was, but after digging in, I found myself chugging water in-between each bite. With housemade chorizo, poached eggs, and poblano cream all atop two pupusas (masa flatbread, for those not in the know) the spice was very apparent, but not impossible to get used to, especially when combined with the fluffy poached eggs and the crunch of the pupusas. Truth be told, the spice really was the star of the dish, and the rich poblano cream and chorizo won my affection as I savored the last few bites. If you're in the mood to try something a little bit more adventurous for brunch, Nana won't let you down, even if you're forced to wait for a table.