clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Publican Anker to Launch Lunch Giving Wicker Park A Sizzling Afternoon Option

Read the brand new lunch menu

Publican Anker
Marc Much
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

There was some whining shortly after Publican Anker opened in November. Despite the excitement surrounding the arrival of the new Wicker Park restaurant—a spinoff of One Off Hospitality Group’s Fulton Market original—folks complained that the new place remained closed on weekday afternoons. Five months later and patience is about to be rewarded at the intersection of North, Damen, and Milwaukee. Anker will launch weekday lunch starting next week.

Beginning on Monday, May 15, Publican Anker will serve lunch from 11:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The menu’s different from the dinner and brunch offerings. For one, the Anker burger isn’t available for lunch. A Publican spokesman clarified that an all-day menu would be available, and that menu includes the burger and chicken wings.

But chef de cuisine A.J. Walker has added a few new sandwiches like Indian-inspired fried chicken (spiced honey, methi/fenugreek, cucumber slaw) and a squash sandwich (stracciatella, arugula, spicy tomato). There’s also small dishes like a grilled asparagus (farro, quinoa, watercress, provolone, chimichurri). Look for plenty of salad options, too.

Publican Anker’s lunch options.
Rachel Dickens

A side effect of being open in the afternoon is that it allows patrons to come in and grab a drink from Anker’s lovely beer list. Check out the new lunch menu below. Publican Anker starts lunch next week. Lunch, dinner, and brunch reservations can be made via Reserve.

Publican Anker’s new weekday lunch menu.
One Off Hospitality Group

Publican Anker

1576 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 904-1121 Visit Website