If you’re as into reading about food as I am, you’ve probably read about The Publican — a restaurant in Chicago’s Meat Packing District that focuses on pork, beer and “farmhouse fare.” It’s one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago for various reasons; one of them being their amazing Sunday brunch. Of course the food is delicious, but what I love just as much is the beautiful, European beer hall-inspired space the restaurant calls home. It evokes a romantic, relaxed vibe that makes you feel as though you stepped into another place entirely (which isn’t necessarily bad during the nasty Chicago winter).
A lot of care goes into the food, and it shows. For me, scrapple (pork, buckwheat flour and spices, formed into a patty and panfried) served with fried eggs and sourdough.
For my husband, a fluffy (perhaps the fluffiest) omelette with sauteed char, onions and gruyere cheese, served with sourdough.