My favorite meal during this short Chicago trip was dinner at The Purple Pig.
Animal. For those of you who don't live in L.A., this means "lots of really good quality stuff to be shared."
Salt-roasted beets, whipped goat cheese, pistachio vinaigrette ($8).
Razor clams, oregano, lemon, olive oil ($12).
Fresh spring peas, bacon, spearmint ($8).
Asparagus, arugula, treviso, hazelnuts ($9).
Pig's ear, crispy kale, pickled cherry peppers, fried egg ($8).
Milk-braised pork shoulder, mashed potatoes ($10).
Turkey leg confit, crispy lentils, treviso, endive, agro dolce ($15).
If you visit Chicago, go to The Purple Pig.