Head to Redbird Cafe in Homewood for their Eclectic Set of Brunch Options
I keep a long "Foodie Bucket List" of places that I have heard good things about or have been recommend by other foodie friends and each year I cross off a handful of them. One I've had on my list for quite some time is Redbird Cafe in Homewood.
I am a freelance contributor to a local newspaper called the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle and the editors had a staff luncheon planned there, so I was very excited to be able to visit for the first time and cross it off my list.
We were there on a Saturday afternoon and ordered from the brunch menu. There was an eclectic mix of items - from breakfast tacos to vegetarian chili to ramen to the waffle sammich. The waffle sammich was my first choice, but when they told me they were out of waffles I switch to the breakfast grilled cheese. It came with eggs (which I ordered scrambled), cheddar cheese, sautéed peppers and onions, sausage and chipotle aioli and fresh greens on artisan bread. It was quite the sandwich - loaded with flavor and very filling. I paired it with a hot chocolate, which came served with a crushed peppermint rim. It looked very festive and tasted amazing.
Should you find yourself in Homewood, be sure to make a stop here. It's right across from the Metra Station so if you are heading in from the city, it's a quick ride from Millennium Station to the Homewood stop. And it's worth the trip.
2057 Ridge Road