"I tried to keep it quiet in case anything happened," Alexander Brunacci. "It did— the first night the order system was only sending about half the tickets back to the kitchen." A little word of The Peasantry's opening last week did sneak out, but mostly Brunacci, the owner of Frank N Dawgs, has had the last week and a half to gear up as simply a neighborhood place. "We had about 85 people on Saturday, but I think they were pretty much from the neighborhood." It's easy to see why people walking on his busy stretch of Clark just south of Diversey would be attracted by this cozy spot with a fireplace for the winter, an open front for nice summer evenings, and the owner pouring wine at the bar. Brunacci calls his menu "elevated street food," which means it pretty much starts out according to a plebeian food paradigm— burgers, flatbreads, sausages— but takes a more upscale twist as in the beef and bone marrow burger, the baby octopus gyro, or the triple truffle fries. The Peasantry is open now; the menu is below.
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The Peasantry, 2723 N. Clark, (773) 868-4888.