Saturday, June 7, 2014
When I think about how many times I've dined at Publican Quality Meats, it amazes me that I have yet to try PQM's big brother and original establishment, The Publican. Maybe it's because of they're reputation for impeccable pork that has kept me from one of Paul Kahan's OG spots, but I'll be the first to admit, I've been missing out. Despite having a surplus of swine on their menu, there was an abundance of other land, air and sea dishes including some of the best oysters I've had in the city.
Beef tongue with scallops served as an alternative take on surf and turf, and had me admitting to something I never thought before...I LIKE beef tongue, apparently, The Publican's got me feeling some type of way. The perfect and underdog dish that complimented eating al fresco was the burrata with mint, favas and strawberries with balsamic and left me wanting more...way more!
Well Paul Kahan, you've done it again. You've managed to steal my money while delivering downright good fare and outstanding service in the most chicago style settings and the truth is, I can't even be mad.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
|VIP kickin' it|
|Harper's Bazaar party at The Parker Palm Springs|
Coachella weekend one can easily be described in one overused word, epic. The art, the music, the celebrities and sunshine it all seemed to good to be true but for that one weekend it wasn't all a dream (what up biggie) and it was paradise on the planet Earth. The palm trees were abundant, sunshine in full force and musical guests galore graced the desert for a weekend of epic performances including Pharrell including musical guests Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Tyler the Creator, Major Lazor, P Diddy, Snoop Dog, Gwen Stefani - yes all of those artists on stage with Pharrell - epic? Yes! Other surprise guest appearances included Beyonce joining sister Solange, Jay Z and P Diddy coming out during Nas' Illmatic performance, Mary J Blige joining the stage with Disclosure, Drake surprising guests on stage with Jhene Aiko, and The Bieber joining Chitown native Chance the Rapper. Needless to say, it was a weekend of surprise artists that made it unforgettable, oh and the Koji food truck, yeah kicked ass!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
|Photos courtesy of metro.co|
The Duck Confit brunch dish a few weekends ago at Publican Quality Meats was one of those dishes you make sure not to leave any evidence of the meal itself with the exception of the completely clean duck bone. The crispy skin was enjoyed in each bite, and the poached egg served atop the smashed Yukon potato were both necessary additions to compliment the duck and complete this perfect plate.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
I've been fortunate enough to try quite a few Lobster rolls across this country and the Canadian coast and I have got to say, Ed's Lobster Bar in NYC's SoHo neighborhood might trump them all.
My issue with most lobster rolls is either too much mayo or the not enough lobster to roll ratio, c'mon people, it's really not that difficult. Ed's Lobster Bar doesn't mess around with their roll, with an abundance of lobster chunks, there is no need to worry if they will be over consumed by the delicious New England roll it is served on. The side of spring mix, pickles and french fries are the perfect and only accompaniments one would need to make this dish ideal. The only bad thing about this, is that one you try it, no other Lobster Roll will suffice.