Meals highway journeys are one among my passions. When my finest outdated pal Greg stated that Julie (his spouse) was going to Sanibel together with her pal LuAnn for per week and did I wish to do one thing whereas she was gone the phrases “Chicago highway journey” flew out of my mouth, seemingly with out pondering.
I’ve had a Chicago highway journey, foraging for deep dish pizza, Italian beef and Chicago type scorching canine, deliberate for a number of years. Had the time lastly arrived? I believe it had.
We left Friday afternoon and besides for 2 fast pit stops drove straight by means of from Minneapolis to Chicago. 4 hundred miles and seven hours later we stopped at our first port of name… Mr. Beef for Italian beef sandwiches… at midnight europe food travel.
Our host, Caesar, informed us that he’ll serve 150-200 sandwiches on a Friday evening, late, to the after bar crowd. On Saturday nights upwards of 300 sandwiches. Mr. Beef makes their very own giardinera, a scorching, marinated vegetable combination, and it was scrumptious. One chunk informed me that we had chosen correctly. This was a extremely good sandwich
We have been batting 1000.
Saturday morning, 11 am. We simply had brunch, which consisted of deep dish pizza and a Lou’s salad at Lou Malnati’s on State Avenue, within the South Loop. I’ve three phrases for our expertise at Lou’s… actually, actually good pizza.
Actually, I am a skinny crust pizza man and I used to be anticipating a thick heavy pizza over loaded with cheese and sauce. What was delivered to our desk was fully totally different. What arrived was a pizza that struck a very good steadiness between sauce, crust and toppings, that tasted recent, mild and never overcooked.
Our waiter, Esteban, was positively pleasant and “took care of us” in that manner solely a extremely good waiter can.” He began us out with Lou’s salad, a tasty however not extraordinary salad with a candy dressing, diced tomato and cooked crispy salami. Esteban additionally introduced us a cup of home made Minestrone soup.