Because epic soccer comebacks are best done Solo (hey, why don't you try to make a pun off of Wambach), the original owner of Ginger's Ale House has returned to his old stomping grounds after a long hiatus (which saw him open The Globe), taking it over from his former partner and remaking it into A.J. Hudson's Public House, a still-soccer-crazy saloon rocking a brightened interior/facade, 25 fresh 47in flatscreens, and a pool table.
The new menu's more focused on burgers than Carrie during the first half of Sex and the City: Season Six, with hand-packed half-pounders ranging from the cayenne/jalapeno salsa/Sriracha/pepper jack Hell's Kitchen, to the Hawaiian (smoked ham & char-grilled pineapple), to the Curried Lamb w/ mango relish, mint yogurt, and, in lieu of the standard pretzel bun, naan bread. Other options now count crab meat-stuffed potato skins, beer-battered fish & chips, DIY mac 'n cheese with a slew of optional mix-ins and a trio of sausage sliders, also a set of Syfy channel spinoffs that made it to post-production before being eaten by John Rhys-Davies.
Brew-wise, there are 100 globe-spanning bottles and 16 drafts, with options ranging from imports like Estrella and Ayinger to locals like Three Floyds Pride & Joy, though you won't find any doppel(wam)bachs. See!? It's impossible!
Published: December 19, 2011 at 4:00am EST
3801 N Ashland
Chicago, IL 60613
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