The newest spot on our list, Debbie and Jamie Evans’ (Celtic Knot, Towbar) Peckish Pig is off to a rocky start, so give it time before you visit. On our visit to the brewpub, which opened in mid-March, the staff seemed perplexed when we asked which beers were made on-site. Try to get an answer out of them, since you’ll want to avoid the cocktails, which are ambitious but unbalanced. The menu is all over the place—mac and cheese, kimchi potato cakes, tuna wellington—and the food was mediocre, with soggy fish and chips (our server insisted we needed the large size, which was a comically huge portion for two, especially since we ordered other food); warm bread that was hard in places, as if it had been microwaved; and a boring dish of avocado hummus. The bar was hopping, though, so the strong selection of Midwest and international beers may be a draw for Evanstonians.
|Venue name:||Peckish Pig||Contact:|
623 Howard St.
|Opening hours:||Tu-Fri 4:30pm-12am, Sat 11am-3:30pm, 4:30pm-12am, Sun 11am-3:30pm, 4:30pm-10pm.|
|Transport:||El: Red to Howard. Bus: 22, 97, 205, 215. Metra: Rogers Park, Evanston.|