May 172011
  • Fried Devil's Egg

    Fried Devil's Egg

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  • Feta Schmear

    Feta Schmear

  • Meat Platter

    Meat Platter

  • Mussels


  • Pea Salad

    Pea Salad

  • Pig Platter

    Pig Platter

Damn you, Purple Pig. I thought your high-tourist visibility and the inevitable lines would keep me from your doors. But you just had to have space available, didn’t you? You just had to remind me of how awesome things like fried deviled eggs were, and to lay out a platter of house-cured meats that went on forever. This conspiracy you’re in with Pastoral has to be explained, too. Otherwise I can’t figure out how you managed to list my cheese addictions on the menu. Don’t get me started about the mussels…mmm, yum.

Now I see cute pig bowls and plates and platters everywhere I go, and start to think, “wouldn’t these look nice in my house?” Your fault. And, I spend my free time dissecting the Bannos recipe for spring pea & faro salad. It shouldn’t be hard, but I can’t get it right. Expect me back. Again.

Purple Pig
500 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744

  3 Responses to “Shades of Purple, Pig”

  1. Thanks for the review! I’d been hesitant to try it out, but now I will have to give it a go. Anything with mussels could win me over though!

    And to comment on the above comment about Bandera, I really liked it to, a little dark but I haven’t been in a while so maybe my memory’s playing tricks on me. I do remember loving the artichoke dip though!

  2. My last visit to Bandera was horrible, actually. I no longer recommend them.

  3. Good to know! I haven’t been in literally ages and I won’t be going back again now!

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