There aren’t many meals more nostalgic than a bowl of cereal. Whether you prefer the first still crunchy bite or slurping down the leftover sugary milk, a meal of Fruity Pebbles, Cap’n Crunch or (in the healthier families) Cheerios brings back memories of Saturday morning cartoons and lazy Sundays without a care in the world.
Momofuku Milk Bar started a cereal revival in the late ‘00s with its trademarked Cereal Milk. Now, restaurants are taking the beloved breakfast item and adding it to dishes ranging from churros to fried chicken to milkshakes, bowl and spoon no longer required.
Bah’s famous French toast
1962 N. Halsted St., 773-248-3000
The “famous” French toast at this Lincoln Park seafood and raw bar includes challah bread, a Cap’n Crunch crust, blueberry maple syrup and orange custard. $11.95. Osyer Bah chef Pete Balodimas told the Chicago Tribune last year that it’s a nod to his childhood: “This was my favorite cereal growing up. I made this French toast at home for my family, and it worked so well, we incorporated it onto our brunch menu.”
Looking for more cereal French toast options? Flo (1434 W. Chicago Ave.) offers Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles French toast, both topped with fruit and whipped cream. $10 each.