The name, Son of A Butcher Tavern, sparks an immediate interest, doesn’t it? This is the sister restaurant to Pearl Tavern and is owned by Adolfo Garcia.
Nestled in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, you have your choice of indoor or outdoor seating at Son Of A Butcher Tavern. The laid-back vibe connects really well with the vintage details at this cozy spot. From the plates and silver to the antique butcher scale and old-school telephone at the bar, everything has its own unique place and purpose.
The high top tables and booths near the floor to ceiling windows in the front fill up fast, but as you walk towards the kitchen and into the back of the restaurant, you’ll find another area that feels tucked away and hidden. There’s a bright red booth that expands the length of the room adjacent from a beautiful, hand-painted mural of a small town butcher shop in France that fills up the entire brick wall. It’s stunning.
Son of a Butcher introduces a local menu that you might get in a butchers’ home. It’s definitely not a meat-only menu, although the carnivore in me wouldn’t mind if it was. There is a wide variety to please anyone’s palette. Chef Frank puts a lot of thought into his dishes and even takes the time to help serve so he can chat with customers and make sure they’re enjoying everything. Check out their menu here.
The food in order of appearance includes: the Duck Heart Nuggets with lavender BBQ and pickled cranberries, the Cochinita Pibil Hummus with pickled onion and charred pita, the Smoked Whole Market Fish with seasonal garnishes, the Roasted Bone Marrow with beet serrano jam and grilled baguette and the Rice Cracklings with salsa verde and pickled vegetables.
All images © Regan Baroni 2015.