Nosh and Booze was on my radar and it looked interesting, so I decided to take her up on that offer. Located in the West Loop in the former Vivo space, it is a long term pop-up for the group that runs AMK in Bucktown. The group bought the space and have plans for it that they have not yet talked a lot about. These plans will take some time, so they decided to open something up quickly while they were planning the permanent space. Presently the space is pretty raw, with graffiti (art) covered brick walls and unfinished ceilings. The floor is cement and the furniture is made from steel piping and finished wood planks. The menu is cheffy bar/comfort food with a good selection of beer, wine, and classic and original cocktails. I started things off with an IPA Jackass, a beer cocktail based on a Moscow Mule. Served in a metal mug (it was not obviously copper), it contained Hophead Vodka, Ginger, Lime, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, and a Mint Garnish. It was both sweet and tart with a nice herbal flavor, floral hops, and a mint finish. It was very refreshing and I really enjoyed it.
Besides the Chilaquiles, they had Chicken and Waffles, an Omelette, Frittata, Biscuits and Gravy, and a nice looking Hash. Everything looked very good and seemed to be enjoyed by all. I enjoyed brunch here and can hopefully make it here for dinner before they switch to their permanent concept.