Today I finish up my dining tour of my long weekend in Chicago last week – where I dined almost exclusively on charcuterie boards and salads – and it was awesome.

FF: Bar Pastoral

About Bar Pastoral:

“Bar Pastoral is an authentic, intimate and relaxed neighborhood bistro which celebrates the finest producers from around the block and around the world along with their amazing culinary creations. From food loving libations to creative, beautifully presented and perfectly paired fare, we aim to make these gems from near and far delicious, memorable and approachable.”

The Bar Pastoral I visited is located at 2947 N. Broadway – but find all of their Chicagoland locations here.

Learn more and see Pastoral’s online shop here.

FF: Publican Quality Meats

About Publican Quality Meats:

“Evoking old-world charm, Publican Quality Meats is a butcher shop, neighborhood café, bakery and gourmet market, aptly located in Chicago’s meatpacking district. A multi-faceted property, Publican Quality Meats acts as The Publican’s private dining room by night, as well as a fully functioning catering operation. Publican Quality Meats is the collective vision of Executive Chef Paul Kahan and restaurateurs Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Eduard Seitan. The highly seasonal menu and chef-curated retail offerings include house-made charcuterie, artisanal cheeses, freshly baked breads, specialty coffee drinks and rustic soups and sandwiches developed under the care of Chef Joseph Frietze. In line with the butcher shop’s thoughtful fare is an eclectic and focused selection of beer and wine.”

Publican Quality Meats is located at 825 W. Fulton Market Street northwest of the Loop in the great city of Chicago, USA.

FF: Fulton Market Kitchen

Last but not least wrapping up the culinary tour of my most recent trip to Chicago is the wonderful Fulton Market Kitchen – a little more upscale than some of my other eats this trip, but totally worth a visit – great food and a stunning interior that is as tasty as the small plates.

About Fulton Market Kitchen:

“Inspired by the fresh flavors of ingredients sourced locally in the Midwest, FMK’s menu is the culmination of Executive Chef Chris Curren’s focus on the craft of cooking and use of hyper-seasonal produce. The result is an interesting yet approachable variety of refined rustic dishes that are ideal for tasting and sharing.”

Fulton Market Kitchen is located at 311 N. Sangamon St., in Chicago’s West Loop district.