Jimmy Bannos Sr.

Accolades

  • 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

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

The Purple Pig
The Purple Pig
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Tapas, Near North Side
"Went with a few friends and we had an great time! The food was delicious and great wine selection. I can tell a lot by how thoughtful a vegetable dish is composed and I loved their broccoli dish as well as the bone marrow"
Razor clams
Razor clams
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Tapas, Near North Side
"If you know me, you know I'm a pork centric chef... Right down to my pig tattoo. Went here for the swine and fell in love with the razor clams dressed with oregano, lemon and olive oil. Just perfect!"
Fava bean antipasti
Fava bean antipasti
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Mediterranean, Tapas, Near North Side
"A place that prides itself on meat serves some of the best vegetables in the city. Jimmy Bannos Jr. is a master in this department, regardless of what you order. You’ll get favas in spring and salt-roasted beets in fall and winter."