CHICAGO — The end of the month brings what might be the breakfast pizza to end all breakfast pizzas at inventive pie place Dimo's.
The "I'm Shipping Up to Bacon" special will be available from Sept. 22-28 at its two locations, 3463 N. Clark St. in Wrigleyville and 1615 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park. The breakfast-buffet-masquerading-as-a-pizza features cured bacon, mini waffle bites, hash browns, scrambled eggs, cheddar, green onions and, to top it all off, whiskey-infused syrup.
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In honor of the Dimo's creation, here are seven places to snag breakfast-themed pizza around the city when last night's cold leftovers just won't do:
Standard Market Grill, 444 W. Fullerton Parkway, Lincoln Park
Brunch goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each weekend, and you can have your pick of two gourmet breakfast pies: the Morning Glory, with manchego cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, scrambled eggs and oven-dried tomato; and the Early Riser, with goat cheese, kale, asparagus, over-easy egg and roasted beets. The recently debuted breakfast pizzas go for $11 each.
Homeslice Wheel House, 938 W. Webster Ave., Lincoln Park
Homeslice's "Shampoo Effect Brunch" begins at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The $11 "Breakfast Za" features eggs and black pepper over bacon and cheddar. The Bloody Mary also comes with a cold slice.
Bar Toma, 110 E. Pearson St., Gold Coast
The Gold Coast restaurant offers bagel pizza, with cured salmon, dill creme fraiche, tomato, pickled red onion and capers. Sunday brunch goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday, and the bagel pizza is $19.
Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, 3358 N. Paulina St., Lakeview
Brunch starts at 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The $12 breakfast pizza features three over-easy eggs, sausage, bacon and cheese. For an extra $3, you can add prosciutto and hollandaise.
Whole Foods, locations in Gold Coast, South Loop, Lincoln Park, Lakeview
The grocery store offers a ready-made pizza with bacon, egg, cheese, spinach and red pepper at its city locations. Get two slices for $6 or one for $3.50.
Wolfgang Puck's at O'Hare
Next time you're flying out early and need an easy-to-eat breakfast, pick up breakfast pizza from Wolfgang Puck's. The cafe serves Bacon Breakfast Pizza (scrambled eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, mozzarella, cheddar and caramelized onions) or Sausage Breakfast Pizza (scrambled eggs, sausage, mozzarella, cheddar, caramelized onions and roasted red peppers), each for $11, until 10:30 a.m.
Dimo's Pizza, 3463 N. Clark St. in Wrigleyville and 1615 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park
While you're waiting for the end-of-September special to debut, try the chicken and waffles pizza on the everyday menu, which includes mozzarella, fried chicken, melted butter, and mini waffle bites, all topped with maple syrup. It's $4 per slice, $12 for a 12-inch or $24 for a 20-inch.
Did we miss your favorite spot for breakfast-themed pizza? Let us know in the comments.
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