837 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
Sun, 10/04/2015, 11:00am reservation
I'm a piggy. Anytime there is a restaurant that glorifies the pork, I'm usually there. The Publican is no exception. It glorifies the pork in the utmost delightful way, including its beer and seafood. My main focus at this place is the pork though. Rich, luscious meat that somehow retains its moist texture.
|All their James Beard awards|
Executive Chef Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Cosmo Goss manage to present dishes that satisfy your every pork needs. Everything from their house-made terrines to their charcuteries, you can't go wrong at this place.
I personally am in love with their brunch and décor at The Publican. Large art pieces that beautify the piglet sit on the walls of the restaurant. The place is rustic with selective seats that create a feeling that you're in a pig pen. Somehow we are transported back to the 16th century to a European banquet hall. And the food...
|Another view of the interior|
|SPICY PORK RINDS ($6.00): These little crispy bad boys were delicious. They were light and airy with a little kick. I could eat these as a snack all day!|
|SMOKED PORK SHOULDER ($16.00): This is a good dish. The egg yolk was runny and coated the pork shoulder well. The cornbread was a bit spicy and moist. This is a good mash up of flavors.|
Overall, the food is pretty darn amazing at the Publican. If you like pork and lots of flavor and butter, this is the ideal place for you. I appreciate the simplicity of the dishes as well as some of the modern flair the restaurant seems to offer. The James Beard awards the restaurant holds reigns true to the Publican. When in Chicago, be sure not to pass up giving this place a try. You won't regret it.