Klezmer Brunch at City Winery? Who Knew?


Hanukkah ends Sunday, but even after the holiday, there are good reasons to check out the Klezmer brunch at City Winery. Like, it’s the only brunch in town right now where you won’t have to hear Let It Snow at some point. We visited it recently and enjoyed the combination of peppy, jazzy klezmer music (by a group called Balkano) with a just-different-enough Hanukkah buffet brunch including bagels and lox, blintzes, latkes and ruggelach. There’s a different klezmer ensemble every week— who knew that there were so many?— and you can see the ones through the end of the month here; this Sunday’s is the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble. Food and music is $30 for adults, half that for 12 and under, and includes bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys (shouldn’t that be Miriams?)