A few new seasonal menu items

This is the time of year when the menu changes each day to show off the best produce our local land can offer. Best of all this season means more and more local products are being worked into the menu from our favorite growers. With all the work getting the patio up and running, I’ve […]

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Thanks to Eater Chicago and TimeOut’s David Tamarkin for a nod to our burger!

  We’ve been thankful and humbled by the great press we’ve received over our first three years. Lately, it seems that an unlikely menu item has finally been achieving some of the acclaim our regulars have been bestowing upon it since day one. First TimeOut Chicago listed it as one of the 100 best things […]

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A few of our new dishes as Spring nears!

Even as this can be a farm to table cook’s most trying time of year, it is fun for me nonetheless. The summer and fall seasons in the Great Lakes region are so abundant with beautiful local produce that they challenge me to utilize all that is available, and that is a major driver of […]

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Let’s talk about meat

In light of today’s announcement of the chef lineup for the exquisite Baconfest I thought it an apt time to make a grand announcement: We have perfected our bacon recipe, are happy with it, and are going 100% house made on all of our bacon, starting with Gunthorp Farm pork. This is the big piece […]

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Antique Apples in the House

An heirloom apple in Big Jones’ kitchen isn’t news in and of itself – we use almost exclusively antique apples. The one exception to this is the exquisite Williams Pride Apple, a 1987 Midwestern apple that I love for its snow white flesh streaked crimson and crisp, sweet/acid balance. Our typical stock apples are the […]

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