I recently spent 5 days in Chicago. What did I do? Visited friends and family. And ate a lot. I'm surprised I didn't gain 10 pounds. What follows is only some of what was on the table.
But first - the Bean. Because no trip to Chicago would be complete without it.
Dinner at Sushisamba was an epic experience. A friend of mine knows the chef (Dan Tucker, awesome guy), so we ordered nothing, just let him send things to the table.
Kobe beef, cooked by us on a hot rock:
And, my personal favorite, duck ragout on a corn arepa with cilantro cream:
Filipino breakfast at Uncle Mike's Place. Longanisa, tocino, garlic rice, overeasy eggs.
The Purple Pig wasn't in the original plan, but was a spontaneous decision. And a good one it was.
Pig tails braised in balsamic vinegar:
Shaved Brussels sprouts with cheese:
Green onions with romesco sauce:
Breakfast at El Tinajon, a Guatemalan dish called revolcado. Piggy ears, tongue, heart, liver. Delicious.
Korean BBQ at San Soo Gab San:
I certainly enjoyed my brief culinary tour of my favorite city, even though I only scratched the surface. Looks like another trip is in order...