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  • Post #121 - June 21st, 2013, 1:32 pm
    Post #121 - June 21st, 2013, 1:32 pm Post #121 - June 21st, 2013, 1:32 pm
    Just a reminder: The Purple Pig's GNR is up for renewal. Opinions about whether or not it should be renewed should be posted in the GNR thread, Purple Pig - A Pork and Vegetarian Delight. Non-GNR discussion should remain here.

    Thanks,
    Darren72
    For the moderators
  • Post #122 - July 18th, 2013, 4:14 pm
    Post #122 - July 18th, 2013, 4:14 pm Post #122 - July 18th, 2013, 4:14 pm
    Thinking about going on wednesday and trying to time it with the metra trains. Any thoughts on the wait time at 6:30-7 on a weeknight?

    Thanks, Will
  • Post #123 - July 18th, 2013, 10:51 pm
    Post #123 - July 18th, 2013, 10:51 pm Post #123 - July 18th, 2013, 10:51 pm
    WillG wrote:Thinking about going on wednesday and trying to time it with the metra trains. Any thoughts on the wait time at 6:30-7 on a weeknight?

    Thanks, Will


    How many people? You can usually get a seat at the bar, but the tables fill up pretty fast, even on weeknights.
    "I've always thought pastrami was the most sensuous of the salted cured meats."
  • Post #124 - July 19th, 2013, 9:56 am
    Post #124 - July 19th, 2013, 9:56 am Post #124 - July 19th, 2013, 9:56 am
    We will be 5 people, one is 19 so the bar is out (I assume). Should have mentioned that.

    Thanks, Will
  • Post #125 - July 21st, 2013, 5:01 pm
    Post #125 - July 21st, 2013, 5:01 pm Post #125 - July 21st, 2013, 5:01 pm
    Most of the seating is communal tables with tall chairs, hope you're OK with that.

    They have a few tables at a banquette but for parties of 2 and 4. And about half of the available seating right now is tables outside.
  • Post #126 - July 23rd, 2013, 1:37 pm
    Post #126 - July 23rd, 2013, 1:37 pm Post #126 - July 23rd, 2013, 1:37 pm
    Is sitting at the bar verboten for the underaged? Seems to me the whole place is treated the same, food- and drink-wise.
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #127 - July 23rd, 2013, 2:39 pm
    Post #127 - July 23rd, 2013, 2:39 pm Post #127 - July 23rd, 2013, 2:39 pm
    Thanks for the input. We are just going to go early and see what happens.

    -Will
  • Post #128 - November 8th, 2013, 2:50 pm
    Post #128 - November 8th, 2013, 2:50 pm Post #128 - November 8th, 2013, 2:50 pm
    Thinking about trying Purple Pig this Sunday around 5ish with wife and our 2 kids (12&10). We can be there as early as 3:30 to put our names on. How long should we expect to wait?
    Last edited by jayrech on November 8th, 2013, 3:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #129 - November 8th, 2013, 3:21 pm
    Post #129 - November 8th, 2013, 3:21 pm Post #129 - November 8th, 2013, 3:21 pm
    I would suggest you go and put your name in at 4, then take a walk if you want to eat at 5. Waits are always long, even if it's mid week, even if the weather is terrible.
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #130 - November 8th, 2013, 3:23 pm
    Post #130 - November 8th, 2013, 3:23 pm Post #130 - November 8th, 2013, 3:23 pm
    Can we request for non-communal table or is it whatever comes available first?
  • Post #131 - November 8th, 2013, 5:51 pm
    Post #131 - November 8th, 2013, 5:51 pm Post #131 - November 8th, 2013, 5:51 pm
    You can request but it will take as long as it takes for that option to open for the number of seats you need. So could be longer...
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #132 - November 9th, 2013, 1:07 pm
    Post #132 - November 9th, 2013, 1:07 pm Post #132 - November 9th, 2013, 1:07 pm
    Somehow the communal tables at PP don't bother me nearly as much as they do at other places. Not sure why.
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #133 - January 9th, 2014, 1:28 pm
    Post #133 - January 9th, 2014, 1:28 pm Post #133 - January 9th, 2014, 1:28 pm
    Has anyone been lately? I'm tempted to try tonight, but scared of the wait. Would three people at 6 have much luck?
  • Post #134 - November 24th, 2014, 5:51 pm
    Post #134 - November 24th, 2014, 5:51 pm Post #134 - November 24th, 2014, 5:51 pm
    From Chicago Eater:

    Scott Harris Suing Bannos Sr., Jr., Mantuano and More at Purple Pig

    http://chicago.eater.com/2014/11/24/7277657/scott-harris-purple-pig-lawsuit

    Anybody have any links to the gossip sites?
    There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told. (Poe)
  • Post #135 - November 24th, 2014, 6:36 pm
    Post #135 - November 24th, 2014, 6:36 pm Post #135 - November 24th, 2014, 6:36 pm
    Substantially more info on this crains article:

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... /141129911
  • Post #136 - November 24th, 2014, 7:21 pm
    Post #136 - November 24th, 2014, 7:21 pm Post #136 - November 24th, 2014, 7:21 pm
    Milz50: thanks for the far more detailed information. This sounds like a pretty serious matter, and the Eater piece left out the critical information about Jimmy Bannos Sr.'s apparent financial problems, which point to motive. This will be interesting to watch from a legal standpoint, as there are some big-name players involved.
    Last edited by sundevilpeg on November 25th, 2014, 9:24 am, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #137 - November 24th, 2014, 11:29 pm
    Post #137 - November 24th, 2014, 11:29 pm Post #137 - November 24th, 2014, 11:29 pm
    Thanks also to Milz50 for the link to a far more coherent report.

    I'm still curious to hear from employees, current and/or former about the time card reductions and the like. There are a bunch of waiter 'rant' sites that I don't follow.
    There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told. (Poe)
  • Post #138 - September 25th, 2016, 3:38 pm
    Post #138 - September 25th, 2016, 3:38 pm Post #138 - September 25th, 2016, 3:38 pm
    Any updates?
    Thinking about meeting a friend from "across the pond" there tomorrow, Monday night. Are the crowds still terrible? Is the food still great?
  • Post #139 - September 25th, 2016, 7:34 pm
    Post #139 - September 25th, 2016, 7:34 pm Post #139 - September 25th, 2016, 7:34 pm
    The crowds are worse than ever. We recently tried going there at 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon, thinking that would be an off hour, and the wait was 90 minutes. We went to Bandera instead, and walked right in.
  • Post #140 - September 25th, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Post #140 - September 25th, 2016, 8:00 pm Post #140 - September 25th, 2016, 8:00 pm
    hoppy2468 wrote:Any updates?
    Thinking about meeting a friend from "across the pond" there tomorrow, Monday night. Are the crowds still terrible? Is the food still great?


    I go there for lunch on weekdays and haven't had a problem when arriving ~10 minutes before they open.
  • Post #141 - September 27th, 2016, 6:04 am
    Post #141 - September 27th, 2016, 6:04 am Post #141 - September 27th, 2016, 6:04 am
    Monday evening at 7pm was a 45 minute wait for a 2 top.
    By 8:30-9:00, you could walk right in.
  • Post #142 - October 11th, 2018, 3:29 pm
    Post #142 - October 11th, 2018, 3:29 pm Post #142 - October 11th, 2018, 3:29 pm
    at chicagotribune.com, Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz wrote:A group of activists interrupted dinner at the popular Purple Pig on Wednesday night [Oct 10, 2018] to shout out demands that the restaurant address a sexual harassment complaint.

    The activists, who posed as dinner guests, got up from their table and chanted “Hey hey, ho ho, sexual harassment has got to go” and handed out flyers to diners before being escorted out by management, according to video of the incident posted on Facebook by Centro de Trabajadores Unidos, or United Workers’ Center, the community organization that organized the protest.

    Activists interrupt dinner at acclaimed Purple Pig restaurant with chants about sexual harassment complaint

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

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