Jun 092009
 

Sampling beef tongue for the first time was an adventure -- a good one!

Chicagoians are buzzing about Publican, so Tammy and I went with twitter friends @chemgk and @geg5150 to check it out. Long communal trestle tables dominate the dining room and a unique mix of cured meats, seasoned fish, and homemade pickles make up the menu. All this is complemented by a stellar beer list. Listen in to hear what we thought of pork rinds, beef tongue, pickled ramps and more!

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:00 Hype, hype, hype and pork
01:01 – 04:58 Location, old world d├ęcor, and communal dining concept
04:59 – 07:41 Beer, glorious beer!
07:42 – 11:50 The menu and starting with mussels, ham, and oysters
11:51 – 13:35 Sardine redemption and education
13:36 – 15:11 Pork rinds — what are they?
15:12 – 15:55 Pickled ramps etc.
15:56 – 19:55 Chicken, summer sausage, and beef tongue. Yum!
19:56 – 20:50 Waffle dessert
20:51 – 21:00 Wrap-up and sign-off

The pork rinds get high praise from those in the know, but next time we would take a pass.

Publican
845 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-9555
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Bridget’s Ratings Tammy’s Ratings
Food Quality 5 5
Value 5 5
Service 4 4
Ambiance 3 2
Overall 8 8

Average price per person: $60

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