Wild Monk is the culmination of the two greatest things that have ever existed in the history of human civilization, namely, Food and Beer. A human being cannot survive without either of these basic primal necessities. Food is energy, vitality and ultimately happiness. Beer is the contemplation of that beautiful dance and is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, third overall only to tea and water. The term gastro pub was coined in the UK in 1991 to describe a new tradition of high quality British bar food. Since then the movement has spread like wild fire through the restaurant world capturing culinary imaginations and racking up Michelin stars the entire way. Great food, killer drink and exquisite service has been the beating heart of this culinary leap. We have looked boldly into the future beyond the trends and hype that will ebb and flow naturally and we are proud to declare we have seen the light. Our mission is to redefine what a modern gastro pub is and to create a lasting tradition of sustainable, high quality and locally sourced food perfectly coupled with mans greatest achievement. craft beer. Socrates said The unexamined life is not worth living. When we examine the life of this proud Midwest dining community we see great local farms practicing sustainability, world class brewers right in our own backyard taking craft beer to new heights and some of the greatest beer drinkers the world has ever known. Demand Quality. Demand Craft. Never Surrender. The dining revolution has already begun.