Brunch at Public House
I had the opportunity to experience Public House, located at 400 N. State Street (northwest corner of N. State St. and W. Kenzie St.) in Chicago, Illinois.
The establishment’s signage incorporates a tap which leads one to believe that Public House is only a bar. Actually, you can enjoy more than a beer here. When I went to Public House, I had the opportunity to sample various items from their brunch menu (yep, you read it right, brunch).
Let me get straight to the point and tell you my favorites.
My first favorite is the Breakfast Sandwich made with Housemade Turkey Sausage. I do not eat pork; so when I heard turkey sausage, I instantly thought, here we go again. This turkey sausage patty was not the typical. It is seasoned with more than the boring salt & pepper. There was a touch of sweetness added to the patty that I think the pork sausage lover would appreciate. The sandwich is made with scrambled eggs, American cheese, arugula, tomato, red onions on a toasted sourdough boulet (the bread is is amazing).
The other favorite of mine is the Sticky Cinnamon Bun. This sinful pastry is made with toasted pecans and vanilla butter cream. I didn’t know if I should eat it with a fork or with my fingers. Trust me, you will lick the last sweet remnants from the fork or from your fingers.
I tried the Chicken and Waffles. Be forewarned, the chicken is not boneless. Also, there isn’t a lot of seasoning on the chicken. Be sure to add the hot sauce & Michigan maple syrup to the chicken. Also, eat the chicken and the waffle together for the full experience.
A pleasant surprise was the Parfait Pint. After eating the parfait, you would think that it was just any yogurt parfait made with fresh fruit. The parfait is made with Greek yogurt. The yogurt wasn’t tart or bitter like Greek yogurt. The yogurt resembled the texture of pudding.
They offer a host of menu items for brunch for you to choose from. When you are trying to decide on where to go for brunch, try Public House. Public House also offers a daily menu. If brunch isn’t your thing, there are other items for you to try.