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Publican Quality Meats & Johnny’s Grill: Brunch Bites

Publican Quality Meats & Johnny’s Grill: Brunch Bites

 

Publican Quality Meats & Johnny's Grill

Publican Quality Meats & Johnny’s Grill

 

As the tides of gentrification swept through Logan Square, the neighborhood lost one of its most enduring, iconic diners when Johnny’s Grill closed up shop several months ago. Instead of a hot restaurant group taking over and re-concepting the space, the longstanding diner just re-emerged in tact thanks to Sarah Jordan, the chef who cut her teeth at spots like BOKA and Cicchetti before embarking on her own venture. The relaunch of Johnny’s Grill is a true passion project, both for Jordan and for the neighborhood at large, preserving a stalwart while updating the menu with a few wholesome touches. It’s basically the best of both worlds; the diner prices remain reasonable and neighborhood-friendly, but Jordan adds some contemporary flourishes that dovetail with her Irish roots