I recently checked a restaurant off of my must-try list, The Peasantry, in Lincoln Park. I met up with a couple of my fabulous friends from my trip to Israel for an early brunch on the Saturday before Christmas. I arrived at 11 am, when they open for brunch, and had my choice of wooden tables in the rustic dining room. I'm pretty sure this was the only weekend that I wouldn't have to wait for a table!
The Peasantry describes themselves as a restaurant serving "elevated street food" and is run by the same folks behind Franks 'n' Dawgs, also in Lincoln Park. I had heard wonderful things about their brunch menu, but they do also serve dinner.
|Americano and brunch menu|
My friend Becca chose the pork belly breakfast sandwich at the suggestion of our server. Thick slabs of rosemary pork belly were sandwich between two slices of brioche and topped with a Brussels sprouts slaw, kimchi aioli and fried egg. I'm not a huge fan of pork belly but I found this version to be quite flavorful, especially with the sprouts slaw and that aioli.
|Pork belly breakfast sandwich|
|Curried breakfast flatbread|
|Chicken and corn pancake|
I will definitely return to try out their cocktails and dinner menu! The Peasantry gets 4.5 stars for their friendly staff, unique atmosphere and not-so-average brunch offerings.
2723 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614