Street food can be pretty high risk. (And, well, not so pretty.)
Think of Lincoln Park’s The Peasantry, opened recently by Melbourne, Australia, transplant Alexander Brunacci (Franks ’n’ Dawgs), as elevated sidewalk fare.
Brunch debuts this weekend, with a bevy of gourmet hangover helpers: a brunch dog (pork loin sausage tucked into a New England lobster roll, topped with a fried egg); fried chocolate chili chicken, apple, and maple yogurt atop a whole-kernel corn pancake; short rib pastrami hash.
Other unapologetic gut busters include chocolate pancetta waffles, mussel bake, pork belly sandwich, breakfast pizza, and Ana’s elote (butter-drenched corn with bread crumbs, lime, and mayonnaise).
Chicago artist Circle E’s graffiti mural is a colorful amalgamation of kangaroos, octopi, and flying pigs.
It’s a visual feast.
The Peasantry, 2723 North Clark Street, between Diversey Parkway and Schubert Avenue (773-868-4888 or thepeasantry.com).
Photo: Courtesy of The Peasantry