• Bib Gourmand (The Purple Pig)
    Michelin Guide
  • Chefs Hall of Fame
    Chicago Culinary Museum
  • Author
    The Heaven on Seven Cookbook
  • Television apperances
    The Today Show
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Chicago

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From My Menu

Chef Tony Priolo reviews Shaved Brussels sprouts salad at The Purple Pig
$$ | Mediterranean
Near North Side
"The menu changes daily here, but if it happens to have the shaved Brussels sprouts salad with Pecorino Foglie di Noce (a pressed cheese sheep's milk cheese from Tuscany) and Parmesan, get it. It's like a drug. Once you bite into it you can't stop. The cheese mingles in the thinly-sliced leaves so every bite packs a punch."
Chef Randy Zweiban reviews Baby artichokes at The Purple Pig
$$ | Mediterranean
Near North Side
"Two generations—Jimmy Bannos and Jimmy Bannos Jr.—hit a home run with this place. The meat program is renowned, but the vegetable dishes should not be ignored. The menu changes daily. If the artichokes, served with fingerlings, asiago and Toscana salami, are on it, get them. Arrive early and order a glass of wine from the huge list while you wait."
Chef Bill Kim reviews Pork-fried almonds at The Purple Pig
$$ | Mediterranean
Near North Side
"Seasoned with rosemary and garlic, these are great—if they aren't sold out. They're so addictive it hurts. The menu changes daily, so call to make sure they're on it."