A place called the Purple Pig should know a thing or two about serving meat up right, and I’ve always enjoyed the cured meats there. In fact, I was recently reminded that sometimes the simplest classic combos are the best. The Purple Pig’s take on eggs and ham, for example, is worth a mention in and of itself. Served on a think slice of toast and garnished with greens, it is by far the best dish I’ve tried there.
I hate to admit that I’d never have ordered the eggs and ham on my own because it initially struck me as the token non-adventurous eater option on the menu. But I stand corrected. With quality ingredients, and a touch of creativity in presentation, even an old standby can taste brand new.
The Purple Pig
500 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611-3777
*The Purple Pig doesn’t take reservations, so go early!