Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right Illinois icon-chevron-right Chicago icon-chevron-right Best New Southern Comfort | Eat Out Awards 2013

Best New Southern Comfort | Eat Out Awards 2013

Pies at Bub City Between the bourbon, a live-music stage that would be easy to hop onto and the very disturbing mannequin of a cowboy urinating in the...

425.rb.ft.criticspicks.bubcity2600px600px.jpg
Photograph: Martha Williams Pie at Bub City
By Julia Kramer |
Advertising

Pies at Bub City

Between the bourbon, a live-music stage that would be easy to hop onto and the very disturbing mannequin of a cowboy urinating in the women’s bathroom, the Melmans’ latest hit is a place where one could make a lot of bad decisions. Here’s one you won’t regret: ordering a slice (or six) of chef Doug Psaltis’s pie for dessert. The lemon-meringue and banana-cream are incredible, but the Peanut Butter Chocolate Delight—made with Valhrona chocolate ganache and housemade peanut butter—is positively insane, a marriage of comfort food and unimpeachable finesse. Psaltis’s secret: his wife, Hsing Chen, the former pastry chef at the Peninsula, who he says taught him everything he knows about pie. 435 N Clark St (312-610-4200).

Advertising