Best Day Ever: Ina Pinkney, Chicago's Breakfast Queen – Axios

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Monica and Justin pose with Ina Pinkney after a recent lunch. Photo: Justin Kaufmann/Axios
Ina Pinkney closed her legendary Ina's Restaurant in 2013, but she'll forever remain Chicago's Breakfast Queen.
Driving the news: We recently met her for lunch at Eden, where we learned she's still developing recipes, making food videos for The Takeout and chairing a global advocacy group for polio survivors.
The cooking great's ideal Chicago day:
🧺 Breakfast: "Lula Cafe. It’s iconic for its farm fresh preparations, and it always delights and satisfies."
🌳 Morning activity: "I like to go to The 606 once every summer. Urban trails thrill me."
🍕 Lunch: "Robert's Pizza and Dough Co. in River East on the water overlooking Ogden Slip. Brick ovens, and the gluten-free crust is perfect!"
🖼️ Afternoon activity: "The Museum of Contemporary Art to see 'Chicago Works: Gregory Bae.' It encourages me to think about being in two places at once … in time and space."
🍗 Dinner: "Luella’s Southern Kitchen because I just have to have the best fried chicken and corn bread."
🍿 Evening activity: "I go to the Davis Theatre (right across the street from Luella's) for a great movie-watching experience. The theater is renovated with comfy seats and free popcorn refills."
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