Soler’s breakfast is straightforward Southern comfort food. For instance, a housemade biscuit is sandwiched with Wisconsin cheddar, farm egg and pork sausage, while waffles are topped with bacon and candied walnuts. The Asian influences are in full effect come lunch in the form of a brisket bibimbap. The rice bowl is served with maple glazed hickory smoked brisket, white miso carrots and toasted garlic bean sprouts with a duck fat fried egg. The hearty bowl is served with Korean chile paste, kimchi and pickled daikon. Smoked meats are served in a sandwich or on a platter, and, as promised, there is the buttermilk-soaked fried chicken with coleslaw, fries and Texas toast.
In addition to the smoke shack, Smalls offers catering and delivery so diners can enjoy their comfort cooking at the nearby Lizard Lounge.
4009 N. Albany Ave.; 312-857-4221