The Piggery in Chicago offers pork and summer fun

With a name like The Piggery, you might think it’s all about the pork. And it kind of is. But this local Lakeview favorite also offers a large family-friendly patio, a sports theme and an extensive menu that even non-pork eaters will love.

Its signature dish is what the chef likes to call “Flintstone size, fall off the bone” ribs. And yes, I think Fred would appreciate the portions. The pork nachos, covered in guacamole, olives, sour cream and jalapeños, are another house favorite. An entire section of the menu is dedicated to “Things Wrapped in Bacon,” which include shrimp and jalapeño, a date stuffed with a whole almond, jalapeño peppers stuffed with cream cheese, shrimp and artichoke hearts with sun-dried tomatoes served with blue cheese dipping sauce. Can’t decide which items wrapped in bacon sound best? Try the sample plate that comes with one of each.

In addition to other pork specialties like the pulled pork sandwich, the Southwest pulled pork salad (humongous and amazing) and pork pot roast, there are plenty of dishes completely devoid of pork. Entrees such as fried chicken, blackened tilapia and Black Angus skirt steak are among them. The Piggery also serves a wide selection of burgers, wraps and pizza. Skip the usual fries and opt for the onion strings, piled high and served with chipotle ranch or get creative and order a side of fried pickles.

Next up as they continue to “Piggify” (as they affectionately call it): The Pig Sty Deck that will offer additional outdoor seating.

Bonus: The Piggery has its own parking lot—no driving around looking for a spot or inflated valet charges. Plus there is a shuttle to Cubs home games.

The Piggery

  • 1624 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago
  • thepiggerychicago.com

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