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Chicago, First Impressions (of Food)

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Welcome to Chicago

Visa, road-trip, move, new country and a new city, that’s what’s been going on in the last six months, and why it’s been a bit quiet. Although you’re pretty much up to speed if you’re following me on Instagram.

So, apparently I’ve become an American. Alright, not like an actual password wielding citizen of the US of A, but an American in the sense that I have moved here. And by here I mean Chicago, the second city, the windy city, the land of Al Capone… You get the idea.

It’s still the early days, so we’ve focused on the basics, like surviving the winter, admiring the architecture and gorging on food; and with food I mean mostly hot dogs, deep dish pizza and beer. You know, the basics.

I didn’t expect to like the deep dish pizza, but it is actually awesome, if you get it from the right place. I’ll be writing a definite guide to Chicago deep dish pizza later on.

The hot dog issue is more complicated; Chicago is “famous” for its Chicago style hot dog, which I’ll be honest, is just a hot dog, but there are some pretty awesome gourmet hot dawgs to be found. Again more about this later on.

So yes, in the up-coming months you can expect a few Chicago themed posts.

Lunch pizza and a meat ball sub

Giordanos lunch pizza, the actual thing is a lot bigger

Two gourmet hot dogs

Frank and Dawgs – Chili Cheese Dog & Banh Mi

Hotel lobby with reclaimed wood

We’re also liking lots of the decor in Chicago

 

Boat Tour Company

Boat Tour Company

American Girl Store

American Girl Store

Radison Blu

Radison Blu

Eataly with cheese

Eataly with cheese

Frontera Grill

Frontera Grill

4 Comments

  1. Mmm. Giordano’s… And Franks and Dawgs. Nom nom nom.
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    • Franks and Dawgs is so good :)

  2. How did u like the ice carvings at Lincoln park zoo?

    • I really liked them, they were really cool. Still planning on putting more photos of them up on the blog from my proper camera :)