Most people associate Chicago with deep-dish pizza, as did we when we first visited, but there is a rich gastronomic scene beyond pizza in Chi-Town. Sadly, we didn’t get to explore the upper echelons of food culture this time, but were reasonably impressed by the offerings of the kid-friendly restaurants and cafes.
Some highlights (i.e. ones we actually remembered to take photos of):
Chicago Hot Dog at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Stack of toffee and banana pancakes at Nookies.
Very tender and tasty ribs from Twin Anchors, round the corner from our B and B.
Empanada from Lito’s.
And pizza from Five Boroughs, although not of the deep dish variety.
Garlic sticks so good that they were eaten double handed, also from Five Boroughs.
1 Red eyes probably due to hay fever. He was cranky all day…