Sunday, February 21, 2010

Eating our way across Chicagoland

Our waistlines are expanding.Too many fun foods to try and way too cold to run. Oh well, c'est la vie. Thanks to our friends, the Rioses, we were given an extensive list of restaurants in this area and beyond. Below are the Chicago "musts" that we have eaten.
The video is of The Depot Diner. Mark and I saw this episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives a long time ago, and when we got here, we knew we had to go to this diner. It didn't disappoint. We shared the Open-faced Pot roast sandwich for our meal and the homemade donut holes with mocha/chocolate dipping sauce for dessert. Really unbelievable. Both were some of the BEST things we both have ever eaten.The atmosphere was so urban and cool. We are definitely coming back.

This is a "Chicago" stuffed pizza. Delicious. This is from Giodornos.People are either Giodornos people or Gino's East people. The Lamb vote is 1 to 1. Mark votes Giodornos and Erin votes Gino's East. Ryann is just happy to be eating pizza.

This is the "Chicago" style hot dog from Portillos. If you know me, you know I absolutely love hot dogs and this one didn't disappoint. We wanted to be purists, so we got it the traditional way...but I don't know about tomatoes on a hot dog?


Sara said...

Jason's vote is for Giodornos:). I haven't had Ginos East. All looks yummy! We miss y'all!

Mom said...

We miss you!!!

John and Sarah said...

That pizza looks delicious and nasty all at the same time. I WANT SOME!!!!

The hot dog looks awesome!

Ryann Cate looks fabulous as usual. Yall are very missed!!!