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Treat Crew Resurrects Popular Brunch with Township Pop-Up

Kate Bernot

January 24 2012 - 10:43 AM

Humboldt Park residents were dealt a double whammy when Treat closed last year: They no longer had a source for Indian-inspired brunch dishes like savory pancakes and saag paneer, plus the space was taken over by an as-yet-unopened sushi joint. HP-UKVers can still console themselves with weekend breakfast from Bake or Rootstock, but until this now, Chicagoans have been resigned to life without Indian spiced French toast. Thankfully, Treat's former owners heard our mournful dirges and have resurrected some of Treat's most popular brunch items for a pop-up this weekend to launch their new Logan Square restaurant, Township.

Settling into the former Pancho's space at 2200 N. California, Township will open its door this Saturday and Sunday for a brunch revival beginning at 9 AM. Expect old favorites like the saag paneer and savory pancakes alongside scrambles and eggs Benedict. Owner Tamiz Ciccone has also added Dark Matter coffee and a liquor license, promising specialty cocktails and craft beers to come.

Township will add lunch and dinner service as well as live music once they settle in, but this weekend is all about celebrating the meal that made Treat a neighborhood favorite. Seating is limited for both dates, so interested parties must call 773-384-1865 or email to reserve a space. Also note that the restaurant is cash-only for now, with an ATM on premise. Be sure to make those logistical preparations ahead of time, as there's nothing worse than showing up expecting Treat and ending up treated instead.

–Kate Bernot