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Afternoon Menu


Oysters A La Carte $3 Each. Chef’s Selection (6) $15 / (12) $30.

Barron Point little skookum, washington   
Wellfleet cape cod, massachusetts   
Beavertail narragansett, rhode island   

Aged Ham

Half Taste Of Ham $14 / Full Taste Of Ham $21. Taste Of Three Hams $23. Served With Goat Butter And Peasant Bread.

The Hamery murfreesboro, tennessee   
La Quercia Rossa norwalk, iowa   
Serrano salamanca, spain   

Fish, Meat & Vegetable

Daily Pickles    4.00
Frites    5.00
with barb’s eggs   7.00
Pork Rinds slagel family farm, fairbury, illinois   5.00
Potted Rillettes becker lane farm, dyersville, iowa. stone fruit preserves & sourdough   12.00
Little Gem Salad werp farms, buckley, michigan. crispy pigs’ ears, radishes & buttermilk vinaigrette   10.00
Charcuterie Plate publican quality meats, chicago. finocchiona salumi, pork pie, blood mortadella, country pâté, morteau sausage, pickles & mustards half 16.00full 25.00
Bouchot Mussels stonington, maine. lambic bay, celery, butter & garlic (half order) 15.00(full order) 20.00
Farm Chicken slagel family farm, fairbury, illinois. half chicken with summer sausage & frites   25.00


Chef Selection: (3) $16 / (5) $24. With Fruit, Preserves & Nuts.

Délice De Bourgogne cow. rich, buttery. fromagerie lincet, burgundy, france   8.00
Mt. Tam cow. mushrooms, grassy. cowgirl creamery, marin county, california   7.00
Dunbarton Blue cow. cheddar, nutty. roelli cheese haus, shullsberg, wisconsin   8.00
Fawn Cheddar cow. mild, sweet. deer creek, kiel, wisconsin   7.00
Istara sheep. hazelnut, firm. ossau-iraty, france   8.00



Fish - Oyster

Oysters A La Carte $3 Each. Chef's Selection: (6) $15 / (12) $30.

Hama Hama hama hama river, washington. cool, smooth   
Hammersley Inlet hood canal, washington. sweet, tender   
Sea Cow puget sound, washington. luscious, creamy   
Olympia totten inlet, washington. sweet, celery   
Lovers Creek acadian peninsula, canada. adamant, forthcoming   
Island Creek duxbury, massachusetts. delicate, salty   
Peter's Point cape cod, massachusetts. firm, virtuous   


Kampachi Crudo sea of japan. blood orange, radish & mint   17.00
Sardine Milanese monterey bay, california. oregano, caper & lemon   14.00
Smoked Arctic Char Tonnato southern iceland. lonza cotto & truffled peach olives   17.00
Squid monterey, california. white runner beans, frisee, meyer lemon salsa verde & chile   17.00
Rock Crab florida. potato fry bread, black bean puree, avocado   17.00
Fried Perch lake erie, ohio. onion rings & poppy seed slaw   18.00
Scallops stonington, maine. tangerine & pistachio   21.00
White Bass santa barbara, california. artichoke barigoule   24.00
Shrimp hope, indiana. roasted fennel & anchovy-paprika butter   25.00
Bouchot Mussels stonington, maine. publican lambic, celery, butter & garlic (half order) 15.00(full order) 20.00
Salt-Crusted Loup De Mer aegean sea, greece. pomegranate, tangelo & tarragon   32.00
Red Snapper florida gulf coast. harissa, brussels sprouts & oil cured olives   38.00

Meat - Aged Ham

Half Taste Of Ham $14 / Full Taste Of Ham $21. Taste Of Three Hams $23. Served With Goat Butter And Peasant Bread. Served With Nordic Creamery Goat Butter And Peasant Bread.

Benton Country Ham smoky, swee. madisonville, tennessee   
La Quercia Rossa mild, smooth. norwalk, iowa   
Serrano rich, wild. salamanca, spain   


Spicy Pork Rinds slagel family farm, fairbury, illinois   5.00
Chicken Liver Pate publican quality meats, chicago, pickled cherries & sourdough   14.00
Potted Rillettes publican quality meats, chicago. blackberry preserves & sourdough   12.00
Charcuterie Plate publican quality meats, chicago. lonza, pork pie, head cheese, country pate, morteau sausage, pickles & mustards half 16.00full 25.00
Boudin Blanc publican quality meats, chicago. apple, beet, frisee & cider mustard   16.00
Quail texas cross farms. farro & pumpkin seed pesto   17.00
Rabbit Pasta slagel family farm, fairbury, illinois. tagliatelle, jarrahdale squash & cerignola olives   18.00
Pork Confit heritage farm, hudson, iowa. hama hama clams, black-eyed peas & aioli   19.00
Short Ribs slagel family farm, fairbury, illinois. escarole & kumquats   21.00
Pork Belly slagel family farm, fairbury, illinois. collard greens & oyster stew   24.00
Country Rib slagel family farm, fairbury, illinois. broccoli, oyster mushroom, peanuts & lime   24.00
Porchetta publican quality meats, chicago. puntarelle, lemon & parmesan   26.00
Farm Chicken slagel family farm, fairbury, illinois. half chicken with summer sausage & frites   25.00
whole chicken with frites   32.00
Paella publican quality meats, chicago. blood sausage, octopus, tripe, pickled okra & dirty carolina gold rice   26.00
Ham Chop "In Hay" becker lane organic farm, dyersville, iowa. celery root, horseradish & pine nuts   42.00


Daily Pickles    4.00
Frites    5.00
with bard's eggs   7.00
Beets nichols farm, marengo, illinois. feta, pine nuts & dill   10.00
Little Gem Salad genesis growers, st. anne, illinois. pig's ears, fennel, radish & buttermilk vinaigrette   10.00
Apple Salad nichols farm, marengo, illinois. hazelnuts, treviso, gorgonzola dolce & mustard   10.00
Brussels Sprouts nichols farm, marengo, illinois. burratta, parmesan, lemon & sesame seeds   12.00
Rapini nichols farm, marengo, illinois. squash ricotta   10.00
Butternut Squash genesis growers, st. anne, illinois. dukkah & yogurt   10.00
Fried Cauliflower topless farm, california. honey & chile   11.00
Oyster Mushroom stama farm, baroda, michigan. smoked lentils & duck egg   12.00



Saturday Brunch

Country Pork Pâté pickles, fried egg & sourdough   8.00
Pumpkin Bread pomegranate, pears & mascarpone   8.00
Pastry Board biscuit, english muffin, brioche, lemon curd, honey butter & berry jam   11.00
Clams bacon, tangerine butter, hot sauce, parsley & toast   15.00
Smoked Arctic Char Omelette dill, crème fraîche & salmon roe   16.00
Baked Polenta swiss chard, fontina, parmesan & poached eggs   15.00
Maple Ham potatoes, escarole, cider mustard & fried egg   16.00
Breakfast Bollito Misto maple sausage, corned beef heart, pork belly & poached egg   17.00
Weiswurst pretzel & bavarian mustard   13.00
Flank Steak root vegetables, smoked béarnaise & fried egg   17.00
Blood Sausage black beans, pickled red onion, ricotta salata & fried egg   15.00
Pozole hominy, pork, guajillo chilies & poached egg   15.00
Old Fashioned Doughnut    3.00
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake    4.00
Pub Pretzel lady chris’ pimento cheese   7.00
Burton’s Maple Syrup-Braised Publican Bacon    7.00
Hash Browns    5.00
Spicy Pork Rinds    5.00
Frites    5.00
with fried eggs   7.00

Sunday Brunch

Pumpkin Bread streusel, sour cream & apple conserva   8.00
Baby Kale Salad young mozzarella, roasted tomato & balsamic   12.00
Rock Crab Scramble pesto, radish, cipollini onions & toast   19.00
Red Wine Poached Eggs la quercia prosciutto, sourdough & béarnaise   13.00
Publican "Pho" pork belly, sausage, tripe, sliced beef, daikon radish, thai basil, noodles & slow cooked egg   16.00
Smoked Fish Pancake chorizo, arctic char, roasted peppers, scallion & yogurt   16.00
Feijoada pork confit, lamb & pork belly sausage, beef tounge, black beans, rice, salsa verde & poached egg   17.00
Duck Confit potato fry bread, roasted eggplant, frisee, red onion & fried egg   16.00
Slagel Farm Sirloin Steak sourdough, avocado, pico de gallo & cilantro   17.00
Maple Smoked Pork Loin roasted pumpkin ricotta, pickled squash, farro & fried egg   16.00
Breakfast Sausage Corn Dog waffle batter, chocolate persimmons, lemon whipped cream   14.00
Apple Cider Glazed Old Fashioned Doughnut    3.00
Pecan Sticky Bun    4.00
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake    4.00
Pub Pretzel lady chris’ pimento cheese   7.00
Burton’s Maple Syrup-Braised Publican Bacon    7.00
Hash Browns    5.00
Frites    5.00
with fried eggs   7.00
Spicy Pork Rinds    5.00


Chef’s Selection: (6) $15 / (12) $30.

Blue Pool hama hama river, washington   
Hama Hama hama hama river, washington   
Deer Creek puget sound, washington   
Hurricane Harbor prince edward island, canada   
Deep Bay vancouver island, canada   
Stingray chesapeake bay, maryland   
Wellfleet cape cod, massachusetts   


Butcher’s Blend (A Publican/PQM Exclusive) & Decaf Librarian’s Blend From Intelligentsia.

Bottomless Coffee    3.00
French Press please allow 4 minutes of steeping time per press (16oz) 6.00(32oz) 11.00

Juice $3

Orange Juice    
Grapefruit Juice    
Strawberry Shrub    

Tea $5

Selections From Rare Tea.

Organic Regal Earl Grey    
Into The Wilds Of Greece decaf   
Gingerbread Rooibos decaf   
Organic Stimulus Hot a publican exclusive   
Samurai Chai a publican exclusive   
2001 Vintage Oak Barrel Aged Pu-Erh a publican exclusive   


Brunch Box italy. montenegro amaro, beer & grapefruit juice   5.00
Publican "Mimosa" blanche (belgium). fresh squeezed orange juice   8.00
Mimosa j.p. chenet (france). fresh squeezed orange juice   10.00
The Fulton Flip evanston, illinois. few distillery & publican collaborative genever, ruby port, gingerbread dream rooibos-infused demerara, egg, nutmeg   10.00
Michael’s Virtue chicago. laird’s apple brandy, buffalo trace bourbon, cruzan blackstrap rum, pumpkin-spiced demerara   10.00
Bloody Mary tito’s vodka (austin, texas), publican mix, house-made celery bitters & one of the following beer accompaniments   
Smokin’ Mary few white whiskey (evanston, illinois), chipotle house mix & one of the following beer accompaniments   
Weihenstephaner Vitus brauerei weihenstephan, freising, germany   11.00
Schlenkerla Helles Bock brauerei heller-trum/schlenkerla, bamberg, germany   11.00
Founders Oatmeal Stout founders brewing company, grand rapids, michigan   10.00



Sorbets cranberry, meyer lemn, or huckleberry buttermilk & belgian waffle cookie   5.00
Waffle honey butter & apple butter   7.00
Rice Pudding Brulee burnt cara cara orange, mud creek citrus, candied peel, puffed wild rice & grapefruit sorbet   8.00
Nougat Semifreddo toasted nuts, graham cracker, dulce de leche, fernet & herbs   8.00
Sticky Coconut Cake apple cider caramel, cashew crumble, whipped coconut cream, caramel apples & praline ice cream   8.00
Chocolate Chestnut Cake milk meringue, smoked sea salt, shaved chestnuts & toasted marshamallow ice cream   8.00
Brioche Bread Pudding toffee filling & brown butter pecan ice cream. family-style   16.00

Cheese $8

Chef Selection: (3) $16 / (5) $24. With Fruit, Preserves & Nuts.

Oma sheep, cow. buttery, rich. old chatham sheepherding company, new york   
Humboldt Fog goat. subtle, tangy. cypress grove chevre, arcata california   
Big Woods Blue sheep. creamy, sweet. shepherd's way, nerstand, minnesota   
Pleasant Ridge Reserve cow. nutty, grassy. uplands cheese company, wisconson   
Clothbound Cheddar raw cow. cave-aged, caramel. cabot at jasper hills cellars, greensboro, vermont   

Liquid Dessert


"Kale's After Pork" Digestif    9.00
Creme Di Limoncello    8.00

Coffee & Tea

Coffee By Intelligentsia, Tea By Rare Tea Cellars.

Organic Regal Earl Grey    5.00
Gingerbread Dream Rooibos decaf   5.00
Into The Wilds Of Greece decaf   5.00
Organic Stimulus Hot a publican exclusive   5.00
Samurai Chai a publican exclusive   5.00
2001 Vintage Oak Barrel Aged Pu-Erh a publican exclusive   5.00
Lucifer pqm blend (a publican exclusive) & decaf librarian's blend   
French Press  (16oz) 6.00 (32oz) 11.00



Krombacher Pils german pilsener. krombacher brauerei, kreuztal-krombach, germany   7.00
Crooked Tree IPA american ipa. dark horse brewing co., marshall michigan   6.00
Smittytown Tart esb with sour cherries. temperance beer co., evanston, illinois   6.00
Low Life german pilsner. evil twin brewing/two roads brewing co., kobenhavn, denmark/brooklyn, new york   6.00
2011 Uinta Labyrinth imperial stout. uinta brewing company, salt lake city, utah   11.00
Swafflebier belgian session ale. against the grain brewery, louisville, kentucky   10.00
Old Rasputin imperial russian stout. north coast brewing co., fort bragg, california   8.00
Bean Gene barrel aged porter. revolution brewing co., chicago, illnois   8.00
Publican Lambic unblended sour ale. brouwerij lindemans, vlezenbeek, belgium   9.00
Weihenstephan Vitus weizenbock. bayerische staatsbrauerei, weihenstephan, freising, germany   9.00
Tieton Wild Washington american apple cider. tieton ciderworks, tieton, washington   8.00
2011 Oaked barrel aged cider. wandering aengus cidery, ashland and salem, oregon   10.00
Lambic Doux lambic doux is a belgian tradition that consists of softening harsh or young lambic with candy sugar, or blending it with other beer. we honor this tradition by creating our own house blend and serving it in a handmade clay pichet. lambica noux (0.75lt pichet) 20.00(1.5lt pichet) 38.00


(11.2oz). Belgium.

Brasserie D'Orval S.A villers-devant-orval, belgium, orval trappist ale. trappist pale ale   12.00
Brouwerij Westmalle malle, belgium. westmalle trappist tripel. the original tripel   13.00
Brasserie De Rochefort rochefort, belgium. trappistes rochefort 8. strong dubbel   14.00



Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen beersel, belgium. drie fonteinen oude geuze. blended lambic   33.00
Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek traditional fruit lambic   43.00
Brouwerij Boon lembeek, belgium. 2009 mariage parfait oude gueuze. blended lambic   19.00
lembeek, belgium. 2009 mariage parfait kreik. blended lambic with cherries   22.00

Flemish Styles


Brouwerij Bavik harelbeke-bavikhove, belgium. petrus oud bruin. sour brown ale   10.00
Brouwerij Bockor N.V bellegem, belgium. vanderghinste oud bruin. sour brown ale   9.00


Cans O' Beer.

6 Pack For The Kitchen    10.00



Brasserie Dupont tourpes-leuze, belgium. saison dupont. the saison  (375ml) 14.00
Brasserie St. Feuillien le roeulx, belgium. farmhouse ale. saison  (11.2oz) 9.00
Brasserie Fantome, Hill Farmstead soy, belgium. 5 sciences beer. rustic spiced belgian saison  (750ml) 58.00



Brasserie Lefebvre rebecq-quenast, belgium. blanche de bruxelles. witbier  (16.9oz) 9.00
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat duvel. belgian strong pale ale  (11.2oz) 9.00
Brasserie De Bastogne sibret, belgium. la trouffette bpa. belgian pale ale  (750ml) 23.00
Brouwerij Kortrijk-Dutsel kortrijk-dutsel, belgium. kortrijk-dutsel. unfiltered belgian strong ale  (750ml) 30.00
Urthel the leyerth, flanders, belgium. samaranth quadrium. belgian quadrupel  (11.2oz) 14.00
Brasserie D'Achouffe achouffe, belgium. n'ice chouffe. belgian strong dark ale  (11.2oz) 11.00
Brasserie Dupont tourpes-leuze, belgium. monk's stout. belgian stout  (750ml) 25.00

Germany & Austria


Einbecker Brauhaus einbeck, germany. einbecker brauherren. premium pilsener  (11.2oz) 6.00
Gasthaus-Brauerie Braustelle zeil am main, germany. freigeist ottekolong. unfiltered kolsch   13.00
Brauerie Heller-Trum bamburg, germany. helles shenkerla lagerbeier. pale lager   12.00
Privatbrauerei Plank-Laaber laaber, germany. plank-bier heller weizenbock. pale weizenbock   15.00
G.Schneider & Sohn kelheim, germany. aventinus. dunkel weizenbock   11.00
Brauerei Hofstetten st. martin, austria. granitbock. dopplebock   13.00

United Kingdom

Belhaven Brewery Company dunbar, scotland. belhaven. scottish ale  (14.9oz) 7.00
Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd cumbria, england. bluebird bitter. english bitter  (16.9oz) 14.00
Adnams Plc, Sole Bay Brewery southwold, england. adnams broadside bitter. extra special bitter  (16.9oz) 12.00
Samuel Smith Old Brewery tadcaster, england. sam smiths winter welcome. winter warmer  (355ml) 8.00
Traquair House innerleithen, scotland. jacobit ale. barrel aged scottish alewith spices  (500ml) 13.00

Scandinavia & Netherlands

Brouwerji Emelisse kamperland, netherlands. emelisse dipa. imperial ipa  (11.2oz) 11.00
Pripps Bryggerier goteborg, sweden. d. carnegie & co. stark porter. 2012 baltic porter  (11.2oz) 13.00
Det Kompromisslose Bryggeri grimstad, norway. nogne o terrapin imperial rye porter. english style porter  (16.9oz) 18.00

United States

Goose Island chicago, illinois. halia. saison  (750ml) 50.00
2013 Bourbon County Barley Wine goose island  (12oz) 19.00
5 Rabbit Cerveceria chicago, illinois. 5 lizard. passion fruit witbier  (12oz) 6.00
Allagash Brewing Co portland, maine. allagash white. belgian style wit  (12oz) 7.00
portland, maine. midnight brett ale. wine barrel aged wild ale  (375ml) 38.00
Victory Brewing Co downington, pennsylvania. prima pils. german style pilsner  (12oz) 6.00
Smuttynose Brewing Company portsmouth, new hampshire smuttynose ipa  (12oz) 6.00
Maine Beer Co freeport, maine. peeper. hoppy american pale ale  (16.9oz) 16.00
Central Waters Brewing Company amherst, wisconsin. glacial trail ipa. american i.p.a  (12oz) 6.00
amherst, wisconsin. brewers reserve bourbon barrel stout  (12oz) 16.00
Brewery Vivant grand rapids, michigan. triomphe. belgian style ipa  (16oz) 8.00
grand rapids, michigan. plowhorse. belgian style imperial stout  (16oz) 10.00
Lagunitas Brewing Co petaluma, california. lagunitas sucks brown shugga' substitute ale. american double/imperial i.p.a  (12oz) 6.00
Nomad Brewing Co chicago, illinois. batch #1. bourbon barrel-aged imperial brown ale  (750ml) 43.00
Surly Brewing Co brooklyn center, minnestoa. bender. american brown ale  (16oz) 8.00
brooklyn center, minnestoa. coffee bender. american brown ale with coffee  (16oz) 9.00
Evil Twin Brewing Co mount pleasant, south carolina. bozo beer. imperial coffee stout  (22oz) 38.00
The Bruery placentia, california. 2013 6 geese a laying. dark ale with gooseberries  (750ml) 42.00
Against The Grain Brewery louisville, kentucky. kentucky ryed chiquen. rye beer   28.00
louisville, kentucky. chris framboise. american wild ale with raspberries   35.00
louisville, kentucky. scorched monk. american wild ale   35.00

Cider & Perry

Wandering Aengus Golden Russet ashland and salem, oregon. single varietal apple cider  (11.2oz) 19.00
2011 E.Z. Orchards Cidre willamette valley, oregon. cidre method champenoise  (750ml) 35.00
Farnum Hill Dooryard Cider lebanon, new hampshire. dry american cider  (750ml) 34.00
Hogans Medium Cider herefordshire, england. fruit forward apple cider  (500ml) 17.00
Burrow Hill Medium Dry Cider somerset, england. dry apple cider  (16.9oz) 15.00
Oliver's Classic Perry herefordshire, england. perry pear cider  (16.9oz) 17.00
Mckeown, Cidre De La Montagne Rouge rougemont, canada. quebecoise apple and cranberry cider  (750ml) 21.00
Cidre Du Mont Blanc maley, france. alpine apple and pear cider  (750ml) 37.00
Virtue Cider, Sidra De Nava fennville, michigan. spanish style sidra  (750ml) 36.00
Maeloc Organic Apple Cider galicia, spain. modern spanish sidre  (11.2oz) 8.00
Zephyr Pear Cider matakana, new zealand. pear cider  (330ml) 13.00


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845 W Fulton Market
At N Green St
(312) 733-9555
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