Publican Quality Meats

Restaurants , Contemporary American West Loop
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Publican Quality Meats
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Return of the Gyro at Publican Quality Meats

Publican Quality Meats You’d be nuts to wish for the streets to be icy and snow-packed year-round—unless you’ve tried the deeply flavorful ribollita soup here. It’s a peasant dish given the utmost care, a food of such comfort it’s hard not to consider, for a moment, whether it would be worth it to sacrifice sun such that the conditions would be proper to eat it every day for eternity. A year-round winter? Probably my worst idea yet. But what about wasting away the entire afternoon? For the pleasure of having a draft beer with lunch, I’ll take it. And I’ll also have the tuna muffuletta, a champion of a sandwich, the main ingredient of which might be mayonnaise (also olive oil–poached tuna and soft-boiled eggs). There is a lot to be satisfied by at PQM, but there is even more to pine for: cured meats, loaves of fresh-baked breads, obscure “chef-made” vinegars, all of which almost—almost—let the restaurant match the frankly unmeetable expectations that come with being a “Paul Kahan restaurant."

By Julia Kramer

Venue name: Publican Quality Meats
Address: 825 W Fulton Market
Cross street: at Green St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-5pm
Transport: El stop:Green,Pink to Clinton,Green,Pink to Morgan. Bus:8,65.
Price: Average main course: $12
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Madeline N

I have been meaning to go to Publican Quality Meats ever since I moved back to Chicago as is considered by most to be one of the best sandwich shops in Chicago and they did not disappoint! Chicken Parm is one of my favorite sandwiches and theirs was by far one of my favorites. While that’s my top choice, coworkers all said that you cant go wrong with any of them.

Clayton Guse

Don't sleep on these West Loop sandwiches—they'll blow your hair back. From a riff on a Chicago hot dog to one of the best chicken parms you'll ever have the pleasure of eating, this is a sandwich lover's utopia. They also deliver, which is a godsend.