What is PORKCHOP? It’s the lack of pretense and preening. It’s being uninterested in dress codes, zip codes, and trend-chasing. It’s about being comfortable in the corner without paying out the pocket.... We’ve all heard of Ultra-Chic and Shabby-Chic. It’s about having a great night with dear friends or meeting some new ones.
PORKCHOP, Chicago’s new late-night destination from restaurateur madman Dion Antic, under the steady hand of veteran GM Mickey Sigler, continues in the classic tradition of the legendary IGGY’S and couldn’t care less about over-priced drinks and ill-fitting food trends. We know that what Chicago truly needs is gourmet comfort food , a laid-back rock n’ roll country house atmosphere and over forty choices of whiskey served only ”neat” (with personal ice buckets and water to boot) for their guests’ enjoyment. What else could you want?
PORKCHOP crafts a nostalgic experience for a knowledgeable audience that can truly appreciate the goods. The backbone of this new venture is simple: take the iconic ‘neighborhood bar’ and everyday items and repurposing them into a unique dining experience. By catering to the industry that supports Chicago’s restaurant scene, PORKCHOP creates a safe haven for chefs and diners alike to kick back; fill their bellies, their glasses and have a good time… every time.
Menu favorites (like the knock-out pork belly sliders, Green Tomato BLT’s or the classic pork chop grilled atop natural charcoal imbedded with whiskey barrels) mix with the sexy yet simple attitude, and a huge sidewalk patio on the burgeoning Randolph Strip will pull you in time and again. To get to know the neighbors, PORKCHOP will invite all to submit menu suggestions – who knows if your dish will be the next at the pass?
Are you ready for a night out with friends you’ll actually enjoy? Tired of the pretense and want to get down to business? Just wrapping up a night and looking for that late-night fix of smoky, salty goodness? Then welcome to PORKCHOP.