MEDIA EVENTS & EXPOSURE: The Bourgeois Pig® has been featured in many local publications, books and newspapers, several TV news programs, a new movie, and somewhat recently, we were showcased on the Food Network’s popular cable TV show, “Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travels”! It’s true…
Magazines: The Bourgeois Pig has been honored twice by Chicago Magazine, bestowed first as having “The Best Coffee shop in Lincoln Park” in August of 2007; and most importantly, in November of 2007, our sandwich “The Sun Also Rises” was chosen as “One of the Top 124 Best Dishes in the City”, sharing the ranks with such notable restaurants as Charlie Trotter’s, Blackbird, Arun, and Everest, among others. Indeed, we were the only sandwich to make the list, and of that we are proud!
Black Mail: This small, independent film was written and directed by Hurt McDermott. The Bourgeois Pig® was one of several places around Chicagoland that was the site of filming, both interior and exterior, on both floors, in August of 2006. One of our baristas, Kerry, even made her acting debut as a waitress, though we have to wait and see if she makes the final cut!
Newspapers: The Pig has been featured in many magazine and newspaper publications, including but not limited to: The Chicago Tribune: Showcased as one of the best BLT’s in Chicago, our triple decker sandwich, The Hobbit, was shown and discussed. We have also been highlighted in The Chicago Sun Times, Red Eye, The Real Chicago, The Reader, New City, Conscious Choice, among others.
“Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travels”: November, 2005: A spotlight focus on 6 of Chicago’s must see, Out of the Ordinary restaurants. She picked us! Can you believe it? Click here for more information…
WGN News:: 1994 or so: The Pig brought the morning news crew coffee, scones & muffins for their, “Morning Local Café” feature. We talked about the Bourgeois Pig® live, on the air! They announced our location and even showed a photo of the café. I sat at the news desk, on camera for several minutes, and my parents in Scottsdale, Arizona even watched it live. Pretty scary, but it was my big moment.
Books:: The Bourgeois Pig® Café has been recommended in many local, national and international guide books, including but not limited to: Mr. Cheap’s Chicago, Let’s Go USA 2000, Eat.Shop.Chicago, 1st Edition, among numerous others, which I should have kept track of over the years, more than a dozen in all! Pretty scary, but it was my big moment.
Websites & Web Reviews:: The Bourgeois Pig® Café has been recommended in many local, national and international guide books, including but not limited to: Mr. Cheap’s Chicago, Let’s Go USA 2000, Eat.Shop.Chicago, 1st Edition, among numerous others, which I should have kept track of over the years, more than a dozen in all!