THESE STACKS WILL HAVE YOU FLIPPIN’ OUT

For a while there, pancakes were the ugly stepchild of brunch, homely and ignored. Recently, though, we’ve noticed a revival in the batter department. Pancakes have a whole new look, thanks to inspired renditions from chefs around the city. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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Beatrix
The secret behind Beatrix’s light and fluffy lemon pancakes? The batter is whipped and baked like a soufflé for a custardy interior. After one bite you’ll wonder why every pancake isn’t made this way.

519 N. Clark St.; 312-284-1377

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Ēma
Yogurt and blueberry clafoutis help lighten this ethereally fluffy creation at Ēma, where Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors lend themselves well to the all-American breakfast staple. The pancake itself is studded with almonds and pistachios, with a spritz of lemon for added tang.

74 W. Illinois St.; 312-527-5586