The Peasantry

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UPDATED with some new pics and thoughts on brunching.

the lowdown:

  • who: you and some friends. you’ll want to try a few dishes and steal some bites off of someone’s plate.
  • what: a cute little neighborhood spot featuring some unique twists on casual fare. think octopus gyros and sweet potato funnel cakes.
  • how much: ~15-20/plate
  • when: you’re in the hood and hungry for new flavors and good drinks.
    • sat/sun brunch 11am-3pm
    • tues-thurs 6pm-11pm
    • fri 1130am-12am
    • sat 3pm-12 am
    • sun 3pm-10pm
  • where:  lincoln park/lakeview, 2723 n clark
  • why: because you’ll probably try something new and find a new favorite dish.
pork breakfast sausage, bacon, maple mayo, fried egg, lobster roll

pork breakfast sausage, bacon, maple mayo, fried egg, lobster roll

smoked turkey leg, cognac soy glaze, sweet potato funnel cake, orange & black pepper ricotta, powdered sugar & cilantro

smoked turkey leg, cognac soy glaze, sweet potato funnel cake, orange & black pepper ricotta, powdered sugar & cilantro

lobster, lobster demi cream sauce, roasted snap peas, braised leeks & fried parsnips

lobster, lobster demi cream sauce, roasted snap peas, braised leeks & fried parsnips

the lowdown:

    • ★★★★ i’d go back soon
    • $$ (~$15-2o/plate)
    • casual
    • good for date night or small groups
    • go for dinner (brunch starts this week!)
    • neighborhood: lincoln park
    • street parking, clark or broadway bus

i’ve been excited to try this spot since the sign popped up, and was pleasantly surprised when i finally did!

the guys from franks n dawgs have definitely ‘elevated street food’ at this joint. the owner took over hai yen’s old location on clark about a month ago.

it’s a warm, cozy spot. read: great wall art, picnic-style tables, a small bar.

they have great beers and an exciting menu, so make sure to eat with a friend (or a few) to try a bunch of things! lots of couples and small groups here. but probably not the best spot for a vegetarian or picky eater – the menu boasts lots of meat and interesting dishes. fun for adventurous eaters, but also includes items to play it same (burgers, flatbreads).

what we tried:
– pigs in a blanket: with chorizo! delish! comes with a poblano aioli of sorts, very very good.

housemade chorizo wrapped in puff pastry – served with pancetta buttered white beans & poblano crema

– truffle fries: WAFFLE. enough said.

yukon gold waffle fries, truffle butter, truffle salt, truffle oil & chopped parsley

– baby octopus gyro: interesting. served on roti. some of my octopus was burnt though :/

baby octopus with chorizo, fingerling potato & grape gremolata served on roti prata

– beef & bone marrow burger: veryyy good. perfectly cooked, interesting, great flavors.

hanger steak and bone marrow burger with pickled cauliflower, shallot marmalade, arugula & manchego cheese

– tur-doggin sausage: again, great!!

turkey date sausage, pickled carrot, duck confit,garlic aioli, onion relish – on a new england lobster roll

what surprised me were the amazing combination of flavors brought to life in these dishes – and how affordable this experience was! between three of us and above dishes with drinks, we were at about $25/person. we were all full, but not gut-busted and also not hungry in the following hour.

it’s definitely a neighborhood joint – the crowd is steady but slows down around 9 or 10. stop in and try something new here. it’ll be awesome.

and ps, brunch starts this week…saw the menu and it includes a short rib hash, pork belly breakfast sandwiches, belgian waffles with pancetta…

the peasantry | yelp. | google maps

2723 N Clark St
(between Broadway St & Schubert Ave)
Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 868-4888

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