taste of NEW ORLEANS
Located in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, Pearl's Southern Comfort brings bayou flavors to you.
For owner Danny Beck, southern fare isn’t exclusively marked by bold bayou, creole, or slow-smoked barbecue flavors. It’s peppered with family, friends, a sense of belonging, and nostalgia. Sinking his teeth into a perfectly fried piece of okra transports Beck back to his southeastern Kansas roots beside his great grandmother, Pearl—the namesake of his welcoming bar and eatery, Pearl’s Southern Comfort.
"Chicago’s been on a Southern food kick of late, and this sparkling Andersonville charmer is a straight up hepcat. Its enormous arched windows open up to a completely revamped 100 year-old room, featuring long exposed ceiling beams, whitewashed brick, dark slate walls, and soft leather chairs. But even with all that design swag, the main draw at Pearl's Southern Comfort is still the food. For starters, there's the ace barbecue, but guests should hardly stop there. Try the enormous double cut pork chop, grilled to supple perfection and paired with "dirty" farro salad, Cajun slaw, and pork jus. Another staple, the Louisiana jambalaya, is served decadently dark and spicy, brimming with tender chicken, Andouille sausage, and Crystal hot sauce." - MICHELIN guide inspectors
"You'll find a taste of N'Awlins at this Edgewater kitchen turning out Cajun-Creole comfort fare paired with craft beer and cocktails. The modern facade gives way to a funky down-home space with exposed-brick walls, bare wood tables and a massive portrait of the owner’s great-grandma, Pearl, presiding over it all." - ZAGAT