The Brass Monkey: A Taste of the 1970s in Modern-Day Chicago

THE BRASS MONKEY | MATT L. FROM YELP.COM

THE BRASS MONKEY | MATT L. FROM YELP.COM

Chicago, get ready to teleport your tastebuds and send them on a blast to the past. At the beginning of February, restaurateur Marc Bushala opened "The Brass Monkey," an establishment that pulls 1970s pop culture and music into its elements of design, in Fulton Market. Its menu concept, which was a collaborative effort between Bushala and chef Kendal Duque, features American cuisine from the 1970s and is contrasted with French influence. 

From Spanish calamari stuffed with wild boar sausage to sloppy Joe sliders made with barbecue lamb shoulder and fried onions, guests will enjoy a wide variety of meals. 

"We wanted to create an experience like being at a dinner party on Warren Beatty's yacht with Tom Jones entertaining and Julia Child cooking," Bushala said. Read More