Publican Quality Meats

Deli in West Loop & Near West Side

This butcher shop and 32-seat eatery is the casual, cheaper sibling to nearby Publican. Grab a seat at a table in back and bite into a sandwich of delicately cured meat on just-baked bread. The lineup changes weekly, but might include the beefy meatball sandwich or thick-cut bacon, lettuce and tomato on sourdough. Also a tidy beer and wine list.

In summer the crowd spills out to street-side tables. Before leaving, browse the shelves of locally made condiments and spice mixes – great gifts for foodies.