Gino's East Pizzeria
Picture: Veggie Combo Pizza
Thoughts: I've tried Giordanos and Pizzeria Uno...I'd have to say I'm not a big fan of chicago pizza but I preferred Gino's East over the others.
(Was on Food Network)
Picture: Apple Chicken Hot Dog with Cheese stuffed Green Chile
Thoughts: the combos of hot dogs here are just amazing and change weekly!!
Picture: Jalepeno Chedder Hot Dog with Jalapeno Bacon, mayonaise, and pinto beans
Thoughts: DELISHHH!! with a spicy kick!
Picture: Foie Gras hot dog
Thoughts: I was skeptical in trying it at first, but the foie gras (duck liver fat) is more like a spread on the hot dog and is probably the best tasting one there!!
Picture: Megadeth: chorizo and red potato hash, pico de gallo, cayenne avocado cream, tortilla strips
Thoughts: BEST burgers in Chicago-sometimes the wait on weekends can be up to 3 hours.
(Top Chef Masters Rick Bayless's Restaurant)
Picture: Pato en Tlatonile-wood grilled gunthorp duck breast
Thoughts: Very tender and juicy!
Picture: Friend's Enchiladas
Picture: Enchiladas de Mole Poblano
Thoughts: infamous mole sauce was very delicious and had a sweet taste to it. Chicken was tasty and the black beans were cooked perfect!
Picture: Frontera Margarita
Thoughts: Best margarita I've had
Girl & The Goat
(Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard's restaurant)
Picture: Wood Oven Roasted Pig Face with sunny side up Egg
Thoughts: Was tender, but quite salty.
Picture: Chickpea Fritters
Thoughts: Softly deep fried eggplant with mozzarella cheese and crispy flavored chick peas.
Probably my favorite dish here.
Picture: Green Beans
Thoughts: too too salty
Picture: Lamb stuffed fried calamari
Thoughts: interesting concept, but again was too too salty!!
I don't know if we ordered the wrong things or if we went on a bad day, but everything tasted way TOO SALTY!
Picture: Tuna-peppercorn crusted yellowfin tuna seared rare, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, garlic mashed potato in red wine syrup.
Thoughts: Tuna was cooked perfectly, the vegetables were tasteful and was cooked perfectly, and the mashed potatoes at the very bottom was even delicious.
Thoughts: I never thought I'd try veal, but omg...this was sooo juicy and tasty with so much flavor!!! highly recommend it! Expensive, but worth it.
(BEST breakfast & brunch)
Picture: Pumpkin French Toast
Thoughts: It's basically breakfast dessert. Filled with a frosting-like cream cheese and topped with cinnamon and sugar coated apples.
Picture: Red Velvet French Toast
Picture: Eggs Benedict
Thoughts: They've won awards for the best eggs benedict.
Yolk is my favorite breakfast spot and I continue to come here all the time =]
Picture (Right to Left): Cake Batter, Peach Cobbler, Red Velvet, and Blueberry Cheesecake
Thoughts: I fell in love with the blueberry cheesecake cupcake. I've had better red velvet, but the other 2 were scrumptious as well! They have so many different kinds of cupcakes and changes daily!
Cafe Ba-ba-Reeba (tapas)
Picture: Spicy Potatoes with tomato aoli sauce
Thoughts: Yummy and tasteful!!
Picture: Pacific shrimp, sea scallops, green beans, and cherry tomatoes Paella
Thoughts: BEST PAELLA ever!! Very very tasty and rice is cooked perfectly. They've won awards for their paella dishes.
Picture: Chicken kebab
Thoughts: it was good, but nothing amazing.
Picture: Passionfruit Sangria
Thoughts: Yummy! all their sangria is delicious and have fresh fruit in them.
Cafe ba-ba reeba is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago.
Picture: Fried Pig Ear
Thoughts: tasted like chips and presentation was nice, but nothing extraordinary.
Thoughts: very tasty, probably the best thing we tried there.
Picture: Bone Marrow Spread
Thoughts: Had to try it because it comes in the actually bones, but it just tasted like gelatinous oil with no flavor that you put on bread.