Posts Tagged ‘Chicago restaurants’

Lou Malnati’s Pizza

Lou Malnati's PizzaThere’s a custard place here in Wisconsin called Kopp’s that ships their custard nationwide for a fairly substantial fee. Since it basically has to be shipped UPS Next Day Air though it’s not their fault that it’s so expensive, but unless you’ve tried it you’d probably never consider paying $75 plus an additional $60 or so in shipping charges just to get ten pints of their custard sent to you.

If, on the other hand, … CONTINUE READING »

Poutine – Fries Topped With Gravy and Cheese Curds

Poutine - Fries Topped With Gravy and CheesecurdsMy buddy Jeff and I drove down to Chicago recently to see Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio and Brendan Kelly of the Lawrence Arms play a show at the Bottom Lounge. Since traffic around Chicago is usually pretty ridiculous we left Milwaukee fairly early, and ended up getting to the show about an hour before the doors opened. Luckily the Bottom Lounge has a pretty cool bar and restaurant so we grabbed a … CONTINUE READING »

Lucky’s Overstuffed Sandwiches

Lucky's Overstuffed SandwichIf you’ve never had the pleasure of trying an overstuffed sandwich you’re missing out. The sandwiches were made famous in cities like Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and Lucky’s brought the concept to Chicago in 2004. If you’re unfamiliar with what exactly an overstuffed sandwich is, it’s basically just a giant sandwich stuffed with your choice of meat and cheese along with french fries and coleslaw. In fact, an overstuffed sandwich could be the perfect example of … CONTINUE READING »

Timothy O’Toole’s Big Timmy Burger Challenge

Timothy O'Toole's Pub - ChicagoAnother stop I made while down in Chicago was at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, home of the the “Big Timmy Challenge,” which consists of two half pound burger patties topped with four cheeses (Cheddar, Jack, mozzarella and Swiss), bacon, onion straws, lettuce, tomato, red onion and BBQ sauce. The burger is also served with a giant pile of fries and onion rings and if you can finish it all you get a free t-shirt. I … CONTINUE READING »

Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge

Niu Japanese Fusion LoungeI know I normally write about burgers, pizza and giant sandwiches, but believe it or not one of my favorite foods in the entire world is actually sushi. While down in Chicago recently my wife and I made a dinner stop at Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge.

After enjoying an appetizer of chicken gyoza we placed our sushi order which consisted of an Energy Roll (tempura eel, onion and cream cheese topped with boiled eel, … CONTINUE READING »