When I was living in Chicago, I had my favorites. One of my favorites was Nookies in Old Town (they have other locations in Lincoln Park, Boystown, and Edgewater neighborhoods). I admit, living within walking distance makes me a little biased to it, but when I think back to Chicago, I have great memories with family and friends eating and drinking (BYOB!) outside and waking up to see the forever stretching line for Sunday brunch.
Nookies (Old Town) 1746 North Wells Street, Chicago IL
I hope everyone has a little nookies in their life!