Sunday, December 4, 2011

Crosstown Pub and Grill

Crosstown Pub and Grill seen on Chicago's Best TV
Breaded Jalapeno Coins

Clam Chowder.

Nothing goes better with wings than beer.

Loaded Mac & Cheesey-
Hellbilly burger- Touched with Devil's Sweat Sauce, Pepper Jack, Fried Jalapenos & Bacon.  In a little pain but he ate the whole thing!

Fish & Shrimp with Chips- with homemade tar-tar sauce.

Mini Pulled Porks- topped with onion strings, with Homemade Chips.
Pizza Wings- Fan freaking-tastic! That is Parmesan Garlic Butter all over that plate!

PB&J Wings- Very good, it's like a Thai Peanut Sauce.
Parmesan Garlic- These are the base of the Pizza ones then they add "Pizza seasoning"
Sweet Chile Garlic- I really like these but they are not hot or even spicy, you wouldn't know there were chiles in it. The Sweet Habanero are the same very sweet, no heat. But very good flavor!

I really would like to try a few other thing from the menu because they sound really good but I haven't yet, we just get wings because they are the best around!

I'm going to tell you a secret. I'm sure our 1 fan wont tell, because it's already really busy then but, Thursday is half-priced wings!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

DMK Burger Bar

We checked out DMK Burger Bar a Diners Drive Inn's and Dives restaurant.

Chili-Rubbed Onion Strings. These were very good!
Sweet Potato Fries with Lemon Tobasco Aioli. Excellent.
Parmesan Fries with Truffle Aioli - Fantastic.
Amish Blue Cheese with Smoked Bacon Fries.
What else goes with burgers but a nice cold beer?!  They have a good selection.
A Double Burger with Roasted Hatch Green Chiles, Sonoma Cheese, Fried Egg and Smoked Bacon. Very good burger. It is a thinner burger but the cook it to order and this one was cooked perfect.
Double Salmon Burger- Fresh Salmon, Ginger and Scallion with Asian Slaw and Red Thai Curry Sauce. It was excellent.
Turkey Burger with Smoked Swiss, Tomato, Arugula and Dijonnaise. Good Turkey Burger, thinner one but lots of flavor and juicy.
Iceberg Wedge with Tomato, Bacon, Scallion, Egg and House-made Blue.

A really good time and really good food. Would definitely go back.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Time with Friends from Out of Town

Friends from out of town had to come to Chicago so we met them for a day in the city. Our first stop Franks 'N' Dawgs. We have been planning on trying out the Hot Dog joints in Chicago but hadn't gotten to any yet so this seemed like the time to start and the closest one to where we were was Franks 'N' Dawgs.
Triple Truffle Fries- Yukon Gold waffle cut fries, truffle oil, truffle butter, truffle salt & freshly chopped herbs. These were the best Truffle Fries I've ever had!
Tur-Doggin- Turkey & date sausage, crispy duck confit, herb garlic aioli, pickled onion relish & pickled carrots. Very interesting flavor combinations. The sausage was very good.
Belly Up- Pork sausage, mustard glazed pork belly, pickled fennel & macerated grapes.
Then we walked around for a while and found a bit of some country in the city.
We went to  Antico Pasto for dinner in Oakbrook for some fantastic Italian food.
Gnocchi with Tomato Vodka Sauce- It was fantastic! Their Gnocchi are Homemade Ricotta Dumplings.
Chicken Parmesan- Milanese Chicken Breast, fresh Mozzarella, garlic-tomato sauce.
Pasta Trio: Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce, Butternut Squash Ravioli with brown butter, sage, candied walnuts and Gnocchi with Tomato Cream Sauce. The Ravioli was excellent.
Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
We had a fun time with friends and food!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Our Ohio Trip

We had the occasion to go to Ohio to see a fantastic band Red Sun Rising. So in keeping with who we are we incorporated a food trip.

So our first stop after the long drive is Melt Bar and Grilled, seen on Man vs Food and The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
We had heard there there is usually a wait so we got there right before they opened so we did not have to wait at all.
The Godfather: 3 cheese lasagna, fresh fennel-oregano pasta sheets, spicy red sauce, provolone, garlic spiked bread.

The Dude Abides: homemade meatballs, fried mozzarella cheese sticks, rich marinara, provolone & romano cheeses.
This is the Vegetarian version ofMom’s Meatloaf Melt: A huge slab of homemade meatloaf smothered in a chipotle ketchup glaze with roasted garlic mashed redskin potatoes and muenster cheese.

Then we went to West Side Market, to look around and walk off the Melts, so we can eat more.

This is an awesome market! Very big and lots of interesting items.
Lots of people.
All kinds of breads,
and pastries,
fresh sea food, and meats.
A gyro from Steve's Gyros. The guys said it was the best gyro they have had.
 A lot of wonderful desserts.

The ceiling is very cool.  This is a must stop if you go to Cleveland!

Then we went to B Spot a Michael Symon restaurant.

Excellent Rosemary Fries.
Some of the best Onion Rings we have had!
Red Hot burger with pulled pork, pickled tomato, hot peppers, Pepperjack cheese, Sriracha mayo.
Bruben- a Ruben sandwich on a burger- Corned beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian Dressing.
inside the Bruben.
The Chick Magnet- a crispy chicken breast with avocado, arugula, tomato and mayo.
The cool art on the wall made from beer cans.

Then we went to the RED SUN RISING concert.
The show totally ROCKED!

Just had to add the awesome view from our hotel window!

On the way home we stopped at Hog Wild from Chicago's Best.

Brisket Sandwich with fries.
Pork Tenderloin Dinner with Oven Roasted Potatoes. The tenderloin is huge and my husband said it was one of the best he's ever had.
Philly Chicken Sandwich.