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Cheeseburger, cheeseburger. No Coke. Pepsi

Filed under: — Jaime @ 9:52 pm

Must-haves and wanna-try-to-gets when Mike and I fly to Chicago this fall:

  • Canfield’s soda – Swiss creme, in particular
  • Jay’s potato chips
  • Italian beef
  • Bratwust, with onion & mustard only
  • Horchata from El Burrito Loco
  • Vienna Beef hot dog
  • Aurelio’s pizza
  • Steamboat’s gyros
  • Pop’s (for Mike)
  • Harold’s Chicken
  • Frosty’s
  • Willie’s Wee-Nee Wagon
  • White Castle
  • Tommy O Burger
  • JMK Nippon
  • Undoubtedly, I am forgetting something and I will either remember later or Mike will chime in. Damn, that’s a lot of beef-related food items. I’m going to weigh 300 lbs. when I get back.

    6 Responses to “Cheeseburger, cheeseburger. No Coke. Pepsi”

    1. Raven says:

      Somehow I need to arrange to be in Chicago at the same time as you and Mike at some point. I’ve been several times, but I’ve never really had a bonafide Chicago native tour/experience.

    2. Jaime says:

      Whatcha doing the first week of October?

      We’ll be up there plenty. It would be a blast to go around the city with you guys.

    3. Tina says:

      I landed here by googling Rusten Currie, a very good friend of mine. I happened to read this particular post and laughed. We lived in Chicago for 6 years and we were huge Chicago eaters, loved Harolds! My husband worked two buildings from one! Living in Cincinnati I would do anything for a burrito from El Burrito! If you go out to the burbs there anytime I highly suggest Culver’s famous for butter burgers and custard.
      We may just make a weekend trip to see friends now that I am craving Chicago…

    4. Jaime says:

      Damn! How could I forget Culvers and their glorious cheese curds? Mmmmm….cheese curds…

      Thanks for stopping by, Tina. :)

    5. BTFC says:

      say baby….you’re welcome to come to the bungalow in downers grove when you’re here…..we could maybe get inked then.

    6. Jaime says:

      Sweet. Thanks for the invite.

      I don’t think I will have the time or money to get my tattoo this trip, though. Plus, I’ve been promising myself I would wait until I was officially 30, so it’s gotta be at least next fall. This will come up faster than we realize, however.

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