‘The Purple Pig’ on the Magnificent Mile

The much vaunted Purple Pig is located on the Magnificent Mile just down from the Tribune Tower. It taglines itself as “Cheese, Swine, and Wine” which sounds like an invitation to me. I had heard that it is packed to the rafters and since it does not take reservations we made the effort to get there…

Publican Quality Meats – Truly Great Sandwiches

Publican Quality Meats is in the Fulton Market district of Chicago and is easily accessible from the Pink Line via Morgan or Clinton El stop stations. It is part of Paul Kahan’s notable empire, and is right across the road from The Publican Resturant. Not only is it a purveyor of quality meats and associated meat related deli…

Going from Chalk to Cheese, and back to Chalk again

This is a somewhat ‘throw away’ story of going from hero to zero, a case of chalk to cheese, or rather in this case from cheese to chalk. I came from such an excellent lunch at Marion Street Cheese market all the way down to a rather inept sandwich at ‘Toasted’. To be fair I…

Goddess and Grocer – Gold Coast Greatness, in sandwich form

I first stumbled upon the Goddess and Grocer when out hunting for places to eat around the Clark and Divison Red Line stop. I was meandering my way back from their through the Gold Coast, the area with all the posh shops, towards the Hancock when this place suddenly appeared. At the time I had a…