The Meat Of the Operation
Publican Quality Meats is a whole animal butcher shop and deli, aptly located in Chicago’s meatpacking district. We strive for quality in all facets—from the products we offer, to the service we provide—we take pride in sourcing from local organic farms and the most credited suppliers.
We offer corn and grass fed beef from small local farms, and dry age bone-in cuts (Ribeye, Porterhouse, Strip) for an average of 60 days. We bring in whole steers, so some cuts in higher demand sell out quickly. If you don't see something, please ask! We currently receive beef from Marcotte Farm, Meyer Ranch, Slagel Farm & Fox River Farm.
With pork, we aim to highlight multiple heritage breeds from different farms. Like our cattle, we bring in whole animals and many cuts while not in the case are often available. We receive pork from Faith’s Farm, Hometown Sausage, Slagel Family Farm, Triple S Farm and Catalpa Grove.
We get our lambs in whole from Catalpa Grove Farm, and age them to concentrate flavor and improve the texture. We generally have lamb legs available. Other popular cuts like rack of lamb and Porterhouse chops are often available, but do sell out quickly.
We regularly offer chicken and duck, and always have Publican-marinated chickens on hand. We age our duck breasts with a touch of brandy to enhance their already rich flavor, and also carry various game birds such as guinea hens and quail in our freezer case.
We accept special orders with advance notice, even if it’s a product we don’t regularly carry. We are happy to reach out directly to our farmers to inquire about a special need. Please give us a call if you have any questions and we’ll put you in touch with a butcher (312) 445-8977. Alternatively, feel free to email questions to email@example.com.
We make all of our sausage in-house from scratch. The list of offerings vary, but we always have the following on-hand:
- Freedom Sausage
- Spanish Chorizo
- Mexican Chorizo
- Boudin Noir (Blood Sausage)
- Lamb Sausage
- Boudin Blanc
- Maple Breakfast
Our charcuterie program continuously evolves, however the following items are readily available:
- Deli Meats
- Meat Pie