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Chicago eats: brunch at The Publican

By: Canadian Living
Canadian Living
Food

Chicago eats: brunch at The Publican

By: Canadian Living

If you've visited Chicago before, you'll know what I mean when I say it's filled to the brim with amazing food. As I was planning for a long weekend in the windy city, the hardest part was narrowing down the long list of restaurants to try. But narrow it I did, and I can now share a new favourite Chicago brunch spot: The Publican! The restaurant, renowned for its pork dishes, is full of rustic charm, with a large walnut communal table in the centre, mismatched plates, generous portions and some of the best food I've had in a while. Run by acclaimed executive chef and owner Paul Kahan, who was awarded a James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in 2013, the restaurant is one of the hottest spots in town, but still maintains a down-to-earth, fun vibe. The Publican Chicago Now for the food! First let's talk bacon. The Publican serves their signature maple syrup-braised bacon as fork-tender, endlessly indulgent, salty and sweet pieces that melt in your mouth. One order is more than enough for two (or three) as a side dish, but you shouldn't leave the premises without giving it a try. Other highlights are their waffles -- they're incredibly light and airy (nothing like the denser waffles so many brunch spots serve) and are currently topped with blueberry jam and honey butter. Their red-wine-poached eggs are also a must-try, they're a take on eggs Benedict, where the eggs are gently poached in red wine and then served with prosciutto and sourdough bread. Publican Chicago brunch What are some great restaurants you've been to in Chicago? The Publican 837 W Fulton Market Chicago, IL 60607 Photography by Joni Kat Anderson (top) and Jennifer Bartoli (bottom)
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