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Lisa Predko

The Purple Pig

Chicago
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Mon11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tues11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wed11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thu11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Fri11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Sat11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Sun11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
The Purple Pig

500 N Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60611

All-swine-everything is the name of the game at this River North staple from James Beard award-winning chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. The Mediterranean menu features meats, cheeses, and adventurous tapas-like plates like fried pig's ear, pork liver pate, and housemade sausage served with a poached lobster tail. The lively space is dominated by an L-shaped bar and high-top communal tables, complemented by a few tables-for-two along the wall. The Purple Pig attracts a mixed crowd of suits and skinny jeans, especially for post-work drinks. Note: it doesn't take reservations.