JP Graziano home to one of the “50 Best Dishes in Chicago”

There’s a meticulous system to making Jim Graziano’s carnivorous delight. Meats and cheeses are sliced and stacked in a precise order — provolone, prosciutto, salami, and soppressata — before being loaded with pickled artichokes, dollops of truffle mayo, and a slathering of the brine from hot giardiniera (but on only one half of the French … Continued

How giardiniera crossed an ocean to become Chicago’s favorite condiment

Everyone understands the risk of handing a Chicagoan ketchup, so what’s the right condiment to pass? That’s easy. Giardiniera. (Say it with me, “jar-din-air-ah.”) It’s the quintessential Chicago condiment, one that’s as brazen and boisterous as the city itself. This fiery mix contains some combination of pickled chiles, celery, cauliflower, carrots and olives submerged in … Continued

We have new temporary store hours. J.P. Graziano is now open Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm.