What To Eat From The Trenchermen’s New TrenchBar Menu

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We’ll never forget our first TrenchBar; it was the spring of ‘17, near the Somme, and out of nowhere Captain McVicker, deuced resourceful chap, pops up with a full bar straight out of the Savoy! Made a ruddy good pink gin, drove the Jerries mad to see us enjoying them… meanwhile, at The Trenchermen in Wicker Park, the Sheerin Brothers and their partners have made a few alterations since you last were there, removing the booths in the bar area and replacing them with high-tops to gain a little space (and make it a little more, you know, bar-like) while adding a new bar beverage and food menu which debuted last night. The former was easy for mixologist Tona Palomino, the latter was a bit more of a challenge for the Brothers Sheerin because everything had to be, well a Trenchermen take on the thing. Like chicken soup. They thought about chicken soup for winter. But it had to be a Trenchermen version of chicken soup. So they played with it, and fiddled with its concept, and their version of chicken soup turns out to be… pastrami ramen. Ramen noodles in a peppery porky broth that tastes like a pastrami sandwich. Anyway, there are similar feats with everything from a burger to chicken rillettes (which are, somehow, fried chicken rillettes) to a croque madame with housemade mortadella in it. Check out the menu for both beverages and food below.

Trenchermen bar beverage and food menu

What To Eat From The Trenchermen’s New TrenchBar Menu