No way would the ascetic Dr. Kellogg approve of the revolutionary bacon-and-egg soup served at Back in the Day Cafe in the southwestern suburb of Lyons, but then who are you going to trust, your taste buds or the vegetarian quack who invented the yogurt enema?
Said soup consists of a substrate of hominy grits and bacon bits drowned in homemade chicken broth that covers two soft-poached eggs. The eggs are concealed by melted cheese, which in turn is studded with crunchy croutons that are turbocharged with pesto. The net effect is positively symphonic.
The ambience is your basic 60s kitschy cool, the service is fast and friendly, the coffee is sublime, and everything arrives at the table hot enough to burn the roof of your mouth.
Back In The Day Cafe, 8801 Ogden, Lyons, 708-485-8050