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The Publican

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Our Tip Paul Kahan's temple to pork and oysters still serves some of the best food in the city.
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10 Best Bars with Food in Chicago

10 Best Bars with Food in Chicago

Making top ten lists is never easy, especially when food is involved. The bars I frequented in Chicago ranged from hip brewpubs to German comfort food. It's all a delicate balance, plugged into a very unofficial, highly subjective formula. But when I return to Chicago, if I were to go back to ten bars, it would be these.

10 Pretzels We Love in Chicago

10 Pretzels We Love in Chicago

Does anyone know when the great pretzel invasion of Chicago began? Regardless, what's especially interesting is that there are now numerous styles of pretzels to dig into.

The Vegetarian Option: The Publican

The Vegetarian Option: The Publican

I won't go so far as to say that the Publican provides enough meatless dishes to make a big meal for the vegetarian diner. It's just not that kind of place. But I'd argue that it's worth a visit, say for a beer and a few plates, when you're hunting more for flavor than fulfillment.

Seafood Sandwiches We Love in Chicago

Seafood Sandwiches We Love in Chicago

If you didn't already know, August is National Sandwich Month. It's a purely arbitrary celebration, but it nonetheless serves as a good time to step back and take a look at some of Chicago's best options between two slices of bread. Today we wanted to look at one of the most difficult sandwich genres to do right: the seafood sandwich.

Escolar Ceviche at the Publican

Escolar Ceviche at the Publican

Although this "ceviche" was actually an Italian-style crudo, the flavors of olive oil, grapefruit, and cracked black pepper were beautifully balanced atop silky-smooth raw escolar.