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.
Lou Malnati is essentially the Godfather of Chicago pizza, and his empire extends throughout the city -- but it's easy to see why: great ingredients, authentic recipes, and just all-around great deep-dish pies.
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.
Au Cheval is one sparkling spoon. Like, it's your grandma's sterling silver soup ladle. With an open kitchen and a bar hugging it, this European-flared diner-style grubspot is doling out impressive meals and Chicagoans are lapping it up.
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.