CHICAGO
08/18/2010 05:04 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Purple Pig Makes Bon Appetit 's Best New Restaurants List

Chicago's new pork paradise, The Purple Pig, has been getting rave reviews from locals for months--and now it is bound to have the tourists lining up.

Bon Appétit magazine released its list of the "10 Best New Restaurants" in the U.S. this week--and Purple Pig represented for the Windy City.

From Bon Appétit:

This Mediterranean-inspired hot spot brings daring favorites like roasted bone marrow, pork-neck-bone rillettes, and pig's ear to the Magnificent Mile. Communal tables, small plates, long hours, and a huge L-shaped bar (with excellent beer and wine lists) make this one of Chicago's most delicious--and easygoing--foodie destinations

Purple Pig is owned by Jimmy Bannos Sr., who has owned Chicago's Heaven on Seven for 27 years and is known for his New Orleans-style cooking and co-owned by Mia Francesca owner (and South Sider) Scott Harris and Spiaggia chef/partner Tony Mantuano. Jimmy Bannos Jr. and his team run the kitchen.

The magazine said the "milk-braised pork shoulder, porchetta panini, and pig's tail braised in balsamic," are must-orders--among other things. But with all the "cheese, swine and wine" options-- how could you go wrong?

Check out the other restaurants on Bon Appétit's list here.