The Purple Pig

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Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. of The Purple Pig - Chicago, IL

500 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
www.thepurplepigchicago.com
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30am-12pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-2am

The Purple Pig calls itself a “Mecca for swine and wine,” and it most certainly celebrates pig in all its many forms—ham, porchetta, milk-braised shoulder, pork rillette, pig ear, braised tail, and ’nduja to name a few. But if pork isn’t your thing (sacre bleu), 2011 Chicago Rising Star Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. will keep you full with seafood, salads, kebabs, fried bits, cheeses, and other Mediterranean-inspired fair. Bannos—a fourth generation Chicago restaurateur and Mario Batali protégé—highlights the best of old Europe at The Pig, including guilty-pleasure smears and an exclusively European wine and beer list.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Milk-braised Pork Shoulder and Mashed Potatoes
  • Pork Neck Bone Rillette Served in a Mason Jar

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