November 25, 2013
Gather your closest friends and host a New Years Eve celebration that will never be forgotten!
Blackbird and Publican Quality Meats have made their private dining rooms available for private parties at a fixed, NYE friendly, all-in cost!
Publican Quality Meats: $175 per person all inclusive - 12 person minimum
contact Deanna at 312-496-0012 or email@example.com
Blackbird: $200 per person all inclusive - 12 person minimum
contact Sarah at 312-496-0012 or firstname.lastname@example.org
November 12, 2013
Just in time for the holiday season, we are happy to announce the 2014 Master Cooking Class lineup. Each class offers the rare opportunity to learn directly from the pros, all with a drink in hand. Classes begin at 7:00pm and space is limited to 12 pupils per evening, making for a truly intimate affair. Contact Deanna Devries at 312.496.0012, or email@example.com to reserve your spot.
January 26, 2014- Publican Quality Meats: Chef de Cuisine Chris Kuziemko
February 23, 2014- Blackbird: Chef de Cuisine David Posey
March 30, 2014- One Off Hospitality: Executive Chef Paul Kahan
May 4, 2014- Big Star: Chef de Cuisine Cary Taylor
June 22, 2014- Publican: Chef de Cuisine Brian Huston
August 24, 2014- avec : Chef de Cuisine Perry Hendrix
October 19, 2014- Nico Osteria: Chef de Cuisine Erling Wu-Bower
November 16, 2014- One Off Hospitality: Ladies of Pastry- Dana Cree (Blackbird & avec), Anna Shovers (The Publican & Publican Quality Meats), Amanda Rockman (Nico Osteria)
December 7, 2014- One Off Hospitality: Executive Chef Paul Kahan
$175- 1/26; 2/23, 5/4; 6/22; 8/24; 10/19; 11/16
$300- 3/30; 12/7
November 11, 2013
Publican Quality Meats has your Thanksgiving needs covered. In addition to a wide variety of freshly baked breads, cheese and charcuterie, the shop will also offer turkey stock, poultry seasoning and loose sausage for stuffing. Never one to slack on the protein, PQM will carry turkeys from Slagel Family Farm as well as heritage varieties, all available through pre-order by calling 312.859.8242.
Please note: Publican Quality Meats will offer extended hours on the days leading up to Turkey Day; 10:00am to 9:00pm Tuesday, November 26th and Wednesday, November 27th. The butcher shop will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
October 17, 2013
End burger season with a bang! To cap off Publican Quality Meats’ Burgers, Bourbon and Beer night, Bill Kim will be throwing down…against himself. Join us Tuesday, October 29 from 6-9pm for the battle of the century, Belly Shack vs. Urbanbelly.
September 17, 2013
To wrap up this summer's Bourbon and Beer Night series, Publican Quality Meats will be holding burger battles for the month of October. Burgers, Bourbon and Beer Night is held on Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
· October 1- Battle of the Private Dining People: Blackbird and avec's Director of Private Events Sarah Humpreys vs. The Publican and PQM's Manager of Private Events Grace Oplinger
· October 8- Battle of the Sous': Cosmo Goss vs. Julie Warpinski
· October 15-Battle of the Directors of Operations: Vice President of Operations Kimberly Galban vs. Assistant Director of Operations Katie Syracopoulos
· October 22- Battle of Logan Square: Matthias Merges vs. Jason Hammel
August 28, 2013
In celebration of Labor Day, Publican Quality Meats will be serving brunch from 10:00am to 3:00pm with grills set up in the parking lot. The menu is as follows:
CORN AND CHEESE AREPAS breakfast sausage gravy, pickled cherry bombs and fried eggs
MELON SALAD feta, mint and poblano vinaigrette
BREAKFAST CAZUELA black beans, marinated pork shoulder and pickled red onion with habanero salsa, corn tortillas and fried eggs
GRILLED TRI-TIP pinto beans and fried eggs on honey wheat
BOTARGA FETTUNTA straciatella, heirloom tomato salad and fried eggs on grilled honey wheat
PIRI PIRI CHICKEN THIGH fennel, orange and arugula salad topped with fried eggs on foccacia
BANANA BREAD whipped ricotta, grilled stone fruit and basil
August 13, 2013
Publican Quality Meats’ Summer BBQ series resumes with guest chef Rob Levitt from The Butcher & Larder. Barbecue will be served from , with grills set up in the parking lot.
PQM Menu Offerings:
-Grilled market vegetable "crudite" with bagna cauda
-Spicy coppa, caramelized onion puree, tomatoes and arugula on flatbread
-Grilled California white sea bass with corn jelly, shelling beans, peppers and sorrel
The Butcher & Larder Offerings:
-Morcilla with potato salad
-Memphis-style BBQ beef navel with slaw
August 13, 2013
In celebration of Labor Day, Publican Quality Meats will be open from 10:00 am to 3:00pm on Monday, September 2 and Tuesday, September 3. We apologize for any inconvenience.
August 6, 2013
Check out our One Off Hospitality Tumblr! Photos, recipes and more from Blackbird, avec, The Publican, The Violet Hour, Big Star, Publican Quality Meats and Nico.
July 31, 2013
Summer BBQ Series- Sunday, August 18
Publican Quality Meats’ Summer BBQ series resumes Sunday, August 18 with guest chef Rob Levitt from Butcher & Larder. Barbecue will be served from 3 pm to 9 pm, with grills set up in the parking lot. Menu to follow.
Burgers, Beer & Bourbon Night
Burger, Bourbon & Beer Night takes place Tuesday nights from 6 pm to 9 pm. The weekly series features two dueling burgers: the PQM burger ($10) which stays on the menu from week to week, and a rotating special burger ($11). The updated guest chef lineup is as follows:
· August 6- Clark Kennedy-Paesler butcher at Publican Quality Meats
· August 13- Anna Shovers Pastry Chef of The Publican and Publican Quality Meats
· August 20- James Lyons Sous Chef of The Publican
· August 27- Kassie Rath Purchaser of Publican Quality Meats
· September 3- Chris Kuziemko Chef de Cuisine of Publican Quality Meats
· September 10- Brian Huston Chef de Cuisine of The Publican
· September 17- Cosmo Goss Executive Sous Chef of The Publican and Publican Quality Meats
· September 24- Perry Hendrix Chef de Cuisine of avec
July 10, 2013
Sunday, July 14 marks the return of PQM's Summer BBQ Series!
This month Chef Chris Marchino of Spiaggia will be joining us to serve up dishes off the grill. The menu will be served from 3-9pm.
Publican Quality Meats Offerings:
-Eggplant dip with sesame pickled pepper and pita bread
-Grilled summer squash with arugula pesto and pumpkin seeds
-Grilled Slagel Farm tri-tip, with pico de gallo and pinto beans on a bollilo bun
-Grilled Nichols Farm Melrose peppers with sweet corn and crescenza cheese
-Charred Rhode Island calamari with heirloom radish and anchovy vinaigrette
July 2, 2013
On July 28th, join us for the latest installment of our Master Beverage Class Series, "Beer ABCs: The Basics of Brews" with the Publican's Beer Director, Michael McAvena. Limited seating available.
June 28, 2013
Sunday is the return of PQM's Grilling Series!
This month Jared Van Camp and Ray Stanis of Nellcote will be joining us to serve up dishes off the grill. Menu will be served from 3-9pm.
grilled avocado salsa, lard fried chips, queso fresco, cilantro
grilled marinated mushroom, polenta, truffle, and vegetable jus
alaskan halibut, sungold tomatoes, spring onion, and paprika aioli
grilled squash salad with goat feta, chiles, and mint
grilled mortadella, provolone hot dogs with homemade giardiniera and sweet peppers
May 18, 2013
PUBLICAN QUALITY MEATS
Menu as of May 18th, 2013
MIKE’S Meatball sANDWICH
beef meatball, fontina and pine nut pesto, spinach and onion on baguette - $9
duck confit, potatoes, spring onion, favas, poached eggs and green harissa crème fraiche – $11
wahoo escabeche, carrots, aioli, avocado, watercress & soft-boiled egg on ciabatta – $12
Shrimp and Grits
smoked shrimp, 3 sisters grits, icebox tomatoes, fried eggs and merguez vinagrette- $15
glazed pork belly, mezcal chorizo, fried egg, cotija, spring onion salsa verde – $16
Tim’s chips - $1 potato salad – $2
marinated kale – $2 slaw – $2
cookies - $2.00 focaccia - $3.50
molasses, peanut butter sandwich, brioche - $4.00t
chocolate crinkle, cowboy
cornmeal, and oatmeal raisin
BUTCHER’S cold CHARCUTERIE PLATE
(3) – $13 / (5) – $19
BUTCHER’S hot CHARCUTERIE PLATE (3) – $15
BUTCHER’S DAILY CHEESE PLATE  – $6 /  – $16
smoked chorizo, braised beef, blood sausage, chickpeas, potatoes, cabbage, carrots and mojo picon – $22 (for two)
marinated tofu, carrots, celery root, spiced peanuts, jalapeno, flax seed tahini dressing on baguette – $10
truffle & tallegio sausage, fennel, apple, snow peas, caraway & dijon vinaigrette on baguette – $12
LITTLE BUTCHER BOY
cappicola, liverwurst, arugula, mustard girl spicy honey mustard, aioli, pickle & balsamic - $8
breaded chicken cutlet, basil tomato sauce, fried sage and mozzarella on franks n’ dawgs roll – $9.5
“return of the gyro”
braised pork belly, raita, escalivada, pea shoots and calabrian chili orange vinaigrette on griddled flatbread - $11
smoked turkey, piri piri sauce, sunflower sprouts, red onions, av0ocado on honey wheat – $1
runner beans, cottechino, country bread and braised greens
cup $4/ bowl $6
Green Tomato Gazpacho
avocado, green garlic, cilantro and cucumbers
cup $4/ bowl $6
asparagus, english peas, arugula, olives, grilled country bread, pea tendrils, radish sprouts, lemon caper vinaigrette - $11
SMOKED FISH SALAD
smoked arctic char, preserved lentils, frisee, mascarpone whipped curds, rocket, green garlic vinagrette – $12
May 3, 2013
Here's the incredible menu for our BEER & BBQ class on 5/26! Tickets are still available ($125 all inclusive of food, booze, tax, and gratuity), so email firstname.lastname@example.org. Weather permitting, we'll be hosting this entire event on our awesome patio, grilling outside for all attendees!
May 1, 2013
Join us from 6-9pm, each Tuesday, for Burgers, Beer & Bourbon… as usual we will be serving up our Publican Burger, as well as other speciality burgers, salads and side dishes created by One Off and other guest chefs.
April 24, 2013
In Celebration of Chicago Craft Beer Week, on May 22nd, old world meets new guard as Vanberg & DeWulf and Solemn Oath Brewery team up to take over our beloved little butcher shop for a 4-course meal paired with comparative selections from both beer enterprises, showcasing a balanced lineup of S.O.B. brews and the diverse collection of V&D (representing six different breweries and twelve incomparable beers all-told!).
April 10, 2013
Is champagne for special occasions, or does it become one when you open a bottle?
Join us to decide on Wednesday May 8th as we sip our way from Verzenay to Oger with five grower-producers and a meal paired by the excellent chefs of Publican Quality Meats.
April 4, 2013
Publican Quality Meats is pleased to announce the following Summer BBQ series schedule with accompanying guest chef restaurants:
- Sunday, May 5th with Carriage House
- Sunday, June 30th with Nellcote
- Sunday, July 14th with Spiaggia
- Sunday, August 18th with Butcher & Larder
- Sunday, September 22nd with Yusho
Looking forward to another fantastic series this year!
March 27, 2013
Our first Sardinian Wine Dinner scheduled for April 19th sold out so quickly that we have secured a second date for this 6-wine, 5-course tasting event!
Please join us on Thursday, April 25th for yet another opportunity to enjoy traditional Sardinian cuisine paired with wines from Cantina Oliena vineyard. Their U.S. importer, Fabio Pibiri, will be on hand to lead us through this experience. Tickets are $75 per person plus tax and gratuity, and again, only 32 seats are available!
Contact email@example.com or call her at 312 496 0012 to make your reservation.
March 17, 2013
Chicago Chef Week 2013
March 17th-22nd/available from 10-5pm
3 course for $22
First Course (choice of)
BEET AND FARRO SALAD
roasted acorn squash, frisee, pecans, farmers cheese,
orange brown butter vinaigrette
Second Course (choice of)
marinated tofu, carrots, celery root, spiced peanuts, jalapeno, flax seed tahini dressing on a baguette
“return of the gyro”
braised pork belly, raita, escalivada, pea shoots and calabrian chili orange vinaigrette on griddled flatbread
breaded chicken cutlet, basil tomato sauce, fried sage and mozzarella on a franks n’ dawgs roll
hazelnut creme and trufflebert farm hazelnuts
March 13, 2013
Think Spring and join us for a tasting tour of the varietals of Sardinia, the Mediterranean's paradisiacal island off Italy’s west coast known for their progressive and dynamic wine industry, prized since the times of the ancient Greeks.
March 2, 2013
DINE TO END MS has begun!! MS is short for Multiple Sclerosis, which is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. It affects millions, and still has no cure. Come in thru March 28th and order a Meatloaf Sandwich dine in or take out and PQM will donate $1 towards the efforts to end MS
February 14, 2013
Call Grace at 312.496.0012 to reserve.
February 14, 2013
PQM is happy to see The ever so Popular Train to Tuscany has reappeared on the menu after many months of absense!
February 6, 2013
Join us in 2013 as we launch our Master Beverage Class Series!
In follow up to the popularity of our 2013 Master Cooking Class Series, the One Off team now brings you the perfect complement. These 2-hour gatherings, intimate and limited in size, are a unique opportunity to learn, explore and imbibe directly with the folks on the other side of the bar.
February 6, 2013
On Monday, February 11th, the French Craft Brewers Association is doing a tap-takeover at the Publican! Join us for dinner when we will be serving up French specialty dishes along with 12 French brews on tap. To make your reservation, please call the Publican at 312-733-9555.
February 5, 2013
The second installment of Zagat/Mastercard's Priceless Chicago Series occurred last week at PQM. Check out Zagat's blog (including drool-worthy photos and candid shots of our culinary team) to get the blow-by-blow!
February 1, 2013
Super Bowl Sixer specials
6 sausages/6 lobster rolls/6pack
· 2 Toulouse
· 2 Chicken Curry
· 2 Boudin Noir
· 6 Rhinelander Shortys
Avec Dates--$1.50 p/pc
Slagel Wings--$3.50 p/lb
50Day dry-aged Slagel top sirloin--$15.99p/lb
January 17, 2013
PQM is pleased to announce Crains business speaking with Karla Weis, our catering director. We have officialy launched our catering department and look to make a dent in 2013.
January 7, 2013
On December 2nd, PQM welcomed guests of Zagat and Mastercard for a "priceless" event as part of their campaign of the same name. Check out the festivities here!
January 4, 2013
UPDATE: Only 10 seats left!
Please join us on February 5th!
Winemaker Sean O’Keefe of Chateau Grand Traverse vineyards in Michigan is teaming up with Chef de Cuisine Chris Kuziemko for a locavore 4-course, 5-wine tasting dinner at Publican Quality Meats.
December 21, 2012
We are currently sold out of seats for the 2013 Master Cooking Class Series, though we have started waiting lists for each class. If you are interested in being added to the list for a particular class, please email Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone number, the class you are interested in, and the number of seats you would like.
Happy holidays to you all!
November 20, 2012
Hello Folks! Tuesday's burger night has ended. We look forward to seeing all of you in the Spring.
November 19, 2012
We can not think of a better way to ring in the holiday season other than treating your office to a catered Publican Quality Meats luncheon. Check out PQM's catering menu under the menu tab on the website or call Karla at 312.445.8977
October 12, 2012
We are so pleased to announce that our PB&L sandwich has taken the number 5 spot in the top 50 sandwiches of Chicago. We are so proud of this guy! Is it the delicious lamb or the pork belly? Maybe it's the Frank n'dawgs lobster roll? Please put your hands together, smack your lips and c'mon down and try one!
October 10, 2012
Publican Quality Meats was honored to host the wedding ceremony and reception for our dear friends, Shana Schneider and Andrew Miller, this past Saturday, October 6th.
Grub Street was on the scene documenting this epic event. Check out the link below to read about and see photos from this spectacular night!
October 10, 2012
PQM is proud to offer their services to cater your next family gathering, off-site event, or work luncheon! From small office meetings to extravagant evening affairs, PQM is thrilled to bring our award-winning cuisine to your table.
For more information, please refer to our full catering menu under the 'Menu' tab, or contact our Catering Supervisor, Karla, at 312-445-8977 or email@example.com.
May 29, 2012
Join us each week for the ultimate burger duel between PQM chefs and a visiting guest chef each Tuesday from 6-9pm. Our patio is the perfect spot to taste the best of what Summer has to offer!
May 13, 2012
Subscribing to Nichols Farm CSA is the very best way to experience everything they grow! By joining, you are guaranteed to receive the most seasonal selection of produce available.
Vegetable Only Share
$30/wk or $660/season
$40/wk or $880/season
$75/wk or $1650/season
It begins the first week of June and runs until the last week in October. Pick-ups will be available every Tuesday afternoon here at PQM.
For more info, contact Todd at (815) 236-1615 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 13, 2012
We’re now open for brunch on Sundays from 10am – 3pm. Our lunch menu opens as usual at 11am.
The brunch menu includes an egg & sausage sandwich, a special charcuterie plate, a smoked fish platter and more.
Also featuring the Butcher’s Bloody Mary and a Blood Orange Mimosa!
March 27, 2012
Publican Quality Meats now accepting phone orders for lunch! Call 312-445-8977 to order yours today, up to 20 sandwiches maximum.