1. Publican Quality Meats825 W Fulton Market, Chicago
2. Paddy Long's1028 W Diversey, Chicago
3. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria439 N Wells St, Chicago
4. Frontier1072 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
5. Au Cheval800 W Randolph, Chicago
6. Hot Doug's3324 N California Ave, Chicago
7. Longman & Eagle2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago
8. Silver Palm768 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
A tri-case deli & whole-animal butcher shop that'll supply you with sausages & charcuterie, PQM will hook you up with smoked Spanish chorizo or boudin noir, fresh-baked breads, specialty groceries, and seriously stacked sandwiches.
Paddy Long's has acquired numerous varieties of Bourbon County Stout for your barrel-aged beer drinking pleasure (which has led to your pleasing barrel shape), tapping this year and last year's original vintages along with variants like vanilla, coffee, and the recently released cherry rye.
With more than 40 locations across the greater Chicago area, Lou Malnati's is synonymous with deep-dish pizza, not least because of its signature buttery and pie-like crust, exclusive sausage blend, and mozzarella that's been sourced from the same Wisconsin dairy farm for more than 40 years. According to pizza lore, Lou's dad probably invented deep-dish pizza and even if he didn't, the chain's reliable pan pies are pretty close to what the original deep-dish tasted like.
It may not be the final frontier, but with ice-taps pouring 16 traditional and seasonal brews, a meat heavy menu featuring specialty sausages, steaks, and "Animal Service", flat screen TVs, and a beer garden, you won't need to explore any further. Allied: Ready yourself for Animal Service with some Smith & Forge, the hard cider that's built strong -- built from Apples and built to Refresh.
This upscale West Loop restaurant is known for its European flair and sophisticated American diner-style eats. Au Cheval usually has a wait out the door at peak dinner hours because it's home to iconic signature items like the fried house-made bologna sandwich and the so-called single burger, which actually comes with two thin patties and is topped with American cheese, house Dijonnaise, pickles, and if you know what's good for you, the optional bacon and fried egg add-ons. The brasserie-like space includes an open kitchen and a bar where local, domestic, and international beers are all on tap.
Billing itself as an "encased meat emporium", Hot Doug's is a temple of Chicago-style char-dogs.
L&E's got a gastropub vibe with snacks and shared plates like chickpea fries w/ harissa ketchup, Kobe meatballs w/ creamy polenta and parsley pesto, and beef-tongue hash topped w/ a black truffle vinaigrette and a duck egg served sunny-side-up. There are 15 craft beers on draft and a classically inclined cocktail list.
This American bar/eatery is serving up some of the most decadent meat dishes in all of River West. Head there and dive into Silver Palm's Three Little Piggy sandwich (Anthony Bourdain deemed the railway-car-turned-diner's gut-busting sandwich "the greatest sandwich in America"), and wash it down with some stellar brew.