Today in Fried Chicken (and Waffles!): Café Shane, Lee Brothers, and Hog Pit’s Brunch

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We recently noticed a banner outside of Café Shane in Prospect Heights trumpeting a new chicken-and-waffles dish. Turns out it’s been offered as a special for some time, but you know who did just add chicken and waffles, via a new “Southern brunch”? The Hog Pit! Brunch is on Saturdays and Sundays from noon till 4 p.m., and the menu is below. All items come with a side of corn bread with honey, home fries, coffee or tea, and choice of one Bloody Mary or a mimosa. And finally in chicken news, the Lee Brothers are returning for another Midnight Fried Chicken Party this year — a Book Expo America after-party in anticipation of their November publication of Simple Fresh Southern. It’s invite-only, but if you’re dying for a boiled-peanuts fix, don’t despair — we hear they’re also planning something for the New York City Wine & Food Festival.

Hog Pit Brunch
Corn cakes with sausage or bacon $12

Pancakes (plain, with bananas, strawberries or blueberries) $15

French toast (add berries + $4) $12

Waffles with fried chicken breast and maple syrup $16

Biscuits with white gravy, sausage and two scrambled eggs $15

Country style broiled trout with remoulade $17

Eggs Benedict with sausage patty served on toasted English muffins with fried eggs and spicy béchamel $16

Omelette with choice of fillings such as Cheddar, Swiss, American cheese, onions, ham, bacon, tomato, mushrooms $14

Two eggs prepared in any style with ham or steak $18

Cheese grits and four or six grilled shrimp with spicy roux $12, $16

Crab cakes Benedict served on toasted English muffins with fried eggs and spicy béchamel $18

Sandwiches and Ribs
All served with fries and coleslaw

Pulled-pork sandwich $10

Grilled Cheddar with bacon and tomatoes $10

Hamburger or turkey burger on a toasted bun $12

Half rack of baby back ribs $10


Home fries $3 * French fries $4 * Sweet potato fries $5 * Bacon $3 * Sausage patty or links $5 * Cheese grits $4 * Baked beans $4 * Collard greens $4 * Coleslaw $3* Toasted English muffin $2* Whole-wheat or white toast $2 * Fresh fruit price varies