Duke of Perth . Chicago
Thursday late evening I dined at Duke of Perth, a popular Scottish restaurant in Chicago’s northside. Duke of Perth’s most popular feature is their staggering selection of Scottish Ales and Whiskeys. We were greeted by a friendly young blond girl and seated in the leafy outdoor back patio. Due to the light crowd our friendly and attentive waiter was able to chat with us about the neighborhood and nightlife. One thing I love about Chicago’s northside areas are the secluded courtyards and patios you find in the rear of many restaurants and bars.
Their food is standard Scottish fare, but exotic for myself who’s never visited the region or sampled much of the food. One such item is the Scotch Egg Burger, a beef patty topped with fried egg and roasted pepper. On Wednesdays and Fridays you can enjoy unlimited fish and chips for $9.25. I had the salmon and cod cakes served with potatoes and cucumber salad. Caleb had the grilled veggie sandwich – zucchini, squash, and red peppers with goat cheese. We each switched between the light Tennants Lager and the Belhaven Twisted Thistle beers.