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newspost 12/14/2015

DNAinfo-Wrigleyville Bar Serves Up Reindeer Burger-

WRIGLEYVILLE — Forget about the turkey and Christmas ham, there’s a new way to celebrate the holiday season: eating a juicy burger made of reindeer meat.
The Butcher’s Tap, 3553 N. Southport Ave., claims that nothing is more festive than its Rudolph Burger, made with Northern reindeer, cheddar, tempura jalapenos and topped with a tomato-and-bacon puree “nose.”

newspost 12/16/2015

Urbandaddy-Sorry, Rudolph

Sunday—REINDEER GAMES—Sorry, Rudolph—Through December, the Butcher’s Tap will have a burger called the Rudolph. It’s made with Michigan farm-raised reindeer, cheddar, tempura jalapeños and a dollop of housemade tomato-and-bacon puree that bears a striking resemblance to a red nose. The most disturbing part of this news: Santa’s reindeer are raised in Michigan.
411:Through December, $14, The Butcher’s Tap, 3553 N Southport Ave, 773-325-0123

Newspost 12/14

Chicagoist-‘The Rudolph,’ Is On The Menu In Lakeview


The Butcher’s Tap in Lakeview is getting into the holiday spirit by putting a burger made of actual reindeer meat on the menu this month.
“There’s nothing more festive than enjoying some delicious reindeer,” the Southport Corridor restaurant and bar announced on Facebook Thursday. The burger’s ingredients include Northern reindeer, cooked medium rare, 1-year aged cheddar from a Wisconsin farm, tempura jalapeños, and a house-made tomato and bacon puree.



WhereTraveler-Chicago’s Top Sports Bars to Watch Football


When it comes to catching the game, the only thing better than the living room La-Z-Boy is an appreciative bar full of like-minded fans. The Windy City obliges wholeheartedly, raising the sports bar stereotype with creative decor, food that goes beyond wings and skins (though there’s plenty of that. too), local brews on tap, and, if nothing else, flat-screens galore…..


Newspost5 Oct-26 to ‘reversing the Cubs curse’ is… goat tacos?


“As the excitement builds for next week’s game, Cubs fans across Chicago and the nation are hopeful the wild card spot turns into a successful post season.At the Butcher’s Tap on Southport, they have a plan and the secret? Reverse the Curse Goat Tacos. Put a little goat in your belly before the game walk it into Wrigley and put an end to that dreaded curse many think has plagued the team for decades. The tacos also come with pickled veggies, pablano jalapeno salsa, cilantro and cabbage.
WGN’s Amy Rutledge has details…”


News Post4 Oct-26

FSRMagazine-Restaurants Turn Focus to Oktoberfest Flavors


‘Like Hard Rock, Butcher’s Tap in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood began with the beer. Executive Chef Sean Currie, after looking at some new brew selections coming in, decided he wanted to extend that inspiration into the kitchen.
It didn’t hurt that he spent nine years studying German as a language and has always had an affinity for the cuisine, in a town he says naturally loves “beer and brats.”….’


Newspost3 10-29

Daily Herald- Wrigleyville bars feed Cubs fever


“Merkle’s isn’t the lone Wrigleyville hot spot jumping aboard the Cubs craziness. At The Butcher’s Tap, 3553 N. Southport, for instance, they are trying to reverse the Cubs curse by offering goat tacos throughout the playoff run….”


newspost2 10-26

Bar Native- 7 Places to Drink Craft Beer Near Wrigley

The Butcher’s Tap recently tried the whole reverse-the-curse thing by offering Goat Tacos. Whether it works or not, they still look delicious. Located in what was once a butcher’s shop, The Butcher’s tap has a delicious selection of burgers, sandwiches and of course, some great local craft beers. Click Learn More to see a full list of Craft beers on draft and in bottles at Butcher’s Tap!

newspost 10-26

Redeye Wednesday: Eat.Drink.Do. “Reverse the Curse”

The Wrigleyville spot fights the Curse of the Billy Goat by serving $3 goat tacos topped with queso fresco, jalapeno, lettuce, salsa and pickled vegetables throughout the Cubs’ playoffs run. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.