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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hey everybody!

This past weekend, my family and I took a trip to Chicago! We saw some cool sites like the Willis tower, Navy pier and Wrigley field, but the main reason we were there was for the food! The first place we went was a place called Eataly. Eataly is a place were there are about 9 different restaurants and multiple taste counters, it also has a little gift shop. The one restaurant we visited was great. I had Penne pasta with a red sauce. The best dish we tried was the squid ink pasta with soft shell crab. The pasta is colored black with squid ink, it is really cool. Here is Eataly's website: www.eataly.com/eataly-chicago/

The next place we went to was Al's Italian Beef . Al's is a very famous place for hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, so I had a chili cheese dog, and it was amazing. It is definitely a hot dog that you will need napkins for! The other place we went to is Gino's. If you haven't already heard, Chicago is known for its deep dish pizzas, and Gino's is the place to go for those pizzas. I had a simple pepperoni pizza, and it was so good I had seconds! Two slices is all you really need anyway since it is such a huge slice of pizza! The crust was very memorable, it just crumbled and had a very nice taste, it was also made of cornbread which you do not see often for the crust of a pizza. Here is Al's Italian Beef website: www.alsbeef.com/home and Gino's website: www.ginoseast.com

We also visited The Cubby Bear. It is called Cubby's because it is right in front of Wrigley field. I had some Chicken Wings that were spicy and delicious, they came with some celery and carrots. The main course I had was a BBQ pulled chicken sandwich, so it was kind of a BBQ lunch with the wings and the sandwich. We then attended the Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves baseball game. It was my first major league baseball game and a lot fun. It was also very hot. It is the 100th anniversary of the field! Unfortunately they did not win. The Cubby Bear website: www.cubbybear.com

Whenever we went to Navy Pier we visited a place called Harry Carry's, I also had some buffalo wings, but the main course I had was Fettuccine pasta with grilled chicken. The fettuccine pasta was a semi-thick sauce and the grilled chicken was cooked nicely. We were able to catch the Cirque de Shanghai show which was awesome. There were some really unbelievable tricks. Here is Harry's website: https://www.harrycarays.com/harrycaraystavernnavypier/HarryCaraysTavern,NavyPier.aspx

During our stay we were also able to catch a little bit of the Taste of Chicago. It is a street food festival with all kinds of restaurants and food trucks. My family tried a few new foods.

Overall, the trip to Chicago was nice and the food there was even better. I definitely recommend going there and trying out all the bountiful choices of food there. Here are some pictures:

Till next time,

43 Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Harry Caray's
33 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654

The Cubby Bear
1059 W. Addison
Chicago, IL 60613

Gino's East
500 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Al's Italian Beef
234 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Posted by jrfoodcritic at 2:40 PM