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Dusek's satisfying menu and July's Brewery of the Month

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There's a reason Dusek's can be buzzing any and every day of the week. Yes, it's attached to the old/new music venue, Thalia Hall, but Dusek's also offers some of the tastiest and imaginative food south of I-290. Now, there's yet another reason to come south.

Every Tuesday at Dusek’s, diners can enjoy three delicious bites and three thoughtfully-paired brews for just $15. The team in Pilsen is keeping July hot with their next installment of Brewery of the Month: Tuesday Flight Night. .

This month, the stellar Local Option Brewery, one of the camp's favorite locals, will be on a bunch of taps, perfectly paired with three miniature-sized bites curated by Dusek's talented and brew loving chefs.

Here’s what’s coming to the table Tuesday, July 15th:

  • Nutella-flap jack
  • Carbonated strawberries
  • Whipped tarragon cream
  • Served with Local Option’s Voku Hila Heller Bock
  • Coffee cured bacon
  • Sunny side up quail egg
  • pommes robuchon
  • Served with Local Option’s Morning Wood Red Ale
  • Green tea biscuit
  • Lavender honey
  • Sunflower butter
  • Served with Local Option’s Sweet Lief Belgian Pale Ale

Can't make it on Tuesday? You won't be disappointed any day of the week at the comfortable eatery adorned with wooden shelves, a tin ceiling and an old-school Chicago tavern atmosphere.

Start with squeaky clean and briny oysters, a pot of house pickles, a stuffed pretzel with beer mustard, wood roasted Blue Crab dip or oven roasted olives. Even salads shine at Dusek's: the summery Panzanella (Italian bread salad) teeming with tomatoes, pickled red onion, cured olives, fennel, cuke, seared Romaine and chunks of rosemary sourdough bread is extremely satisfying.

You cannot miss ordering English Pea Risotto - a comforting bowl of baby squash agrodolce, green almond relish, Nameko mushrooms and a creamy one-hour egg. Slagel Family Farms maple-braised pork collar, accompanied by spoon bread, three bean salad and preserved rhubarb, is elevated comfort food. Expect everything to be "ah" inducing.

Dusek’s is open for dinner Sunday-Friday 5pm-2am; Saturdays 5pm-3am. Dusek’s accepts reservations for parties between 5-12 people.

Dusek's
1227 W 18th St.
Chicago, IL, 60608
(312) 526-3851

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