The Brunch Dish: Cremini Mushroom Benedict at Township

The Brunch Dish

Reviews of brunch dishes.


[Photograph: Anna Deem]

The hole-in-the-wall venue in Logan Square known as Pancho's was recently revamped into Township, a venue/bar/restaurant combo, which also happens to serve brunch on the weekends. This goes right along with the facelift that Logan Square has been undergoing, especially near the California Blue Line stop, for the past few years. So how does Township's brunch stack up to the rest of neighborhood's popular offerings?

I'm pleased to say Township's brunch holds its own. The cremini mushroom eggs Benedict ($9) was just one of three unique benedict choices on the menu. This veggie dish is served on a crostini with wilted spinach, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and, of course, cremini mushrooms. Although the dish sounds elevated thanks to the crostini in place of the standard English muffin, it still has that classic benedict flavor, with the runny egg yolk providing a necessary coating to the spinach and mushrooms.

Even better is the Indian-inspired spicy potato cake, which is served on the side. It is spicy, as my empty water glass soon proved, but the starch helps your tastebuds recover (if only for a few seconds before they're engulfed in spice again). Still, spice or not, I am predicting right now that this side offering will grow in popularity as Township continues to as well.


2200 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (map)