24 Rutledge Ave
Experience the exquisite cuisine of James Beard, Rising Star Chef 2014 – Jimmy Bannos Jr. As a fourth generation restaurateur, he was mentored by his father, Jimmy Bannos (Chef/Owner of Heaven on Seven) and catapulted his expertise through training by nationally renowned chefs.
Since opening in 2009, under the leadership of Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig has received numerous accolades, including being named one of 2010’s “10 Best New Restaurants in America” by Bon Appétit magazine; and a Bib Gourmand recipient from the Michelin Guide Chicago in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014; among other honors.
Dubbed the “Prince of Pork” by Dana Cowin (Food and Wine Editor and Chief); Jimmy Jr. brings his love for Mediterranean food to the Windy City in fun, inventive ways – at this rustic sharable plate restaurant, conveniently located on the Magnificent Mile.
Located at 500 North Michigan Avenue, the restaurant offers cheese, swine and wine, among other standout dishes, showcasing the flavors of Italy, Greece and Spain.
Review Food Here:
Always wanted to dine here and finally did so. everything was perfect starting with the Ambience and the Service. We started things off with aged cheddar and red Wine Which we loved, then we had the Chicken Kababs and the Octopus with the green beans both were delicious. Also I was hoping there was pork belly but I believe the restaurant ran out the previous night so I asked the server for something with a tender texture and he recommended the Pork Shoulder and we actually ended up loving it. The dish itself had great components and the presentation of the dish was priceless. Can’t wait for my next Chicago trip so I can come again.