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Restaurant Sun Apr 11 2010

Sunday Brunch at its Best

IMG_0694.JPGIt's pretty difficult to class up eggs benedict; the tower of pastel layers, the balance of textures, the velvety sauce, all make for a timeless brunch option that won't bust your gut like a three egg omelet. There, of course, is no shortage of eggs benedict in Chicago, but The Publican ups the chic-ness with its deconstructed version.

The sourdough crust holds up well to the yolk from the wine poached egg. Delightfully salty La Quercia prosciutto is served alongside lightly dressed mixed greens, and finished in a fluffy bearnaise sauce. It is early-afternoon perfection.

Other notables are the Publican maple syrup braised bacon, the fried french toast with raspberry jam and maple-fennel-apple sausage, and the smoked arctic char on rye toast, egg custard, watercress and red onion.

Tucked away on Fulton Market, where you can actually still find street parking, The Publican's industrial roots mixed with delicate decor make for an airy Sunday brunch where all you can think of afterward is napping and coming back for dinner!

The Publican
845 W. Fulton Market

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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