CHICAGO FOOD & DRINK: TOP 6 MUST-EATS! (as told to me by people who live here)

1~ Portillos. A Chicago staple. Started in 1963 as a hot dog stand. You could say it’s grown. They say “Get the hot dog, the Italian Beef, and the chocolate cake!” I tried 2 out of the 3.

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2~ Lou Malnati’s. A Chicago Pizza institution. Many consider it as having the ‘best deep dish’ in the city. It was gooood…

gf 004 fg 036 fg 040 fg 050 fg 0533~ Al’s #1 Italian Beef. That’s their name and Chicagoans agree with it.

jh 217 jh 219 jh 2134~ Garrett’s “Chicago Mix” Popcorn. ONLY in Chicago. A Mix of Caramel and Cheese.

hi 348 hi 338 hi 343 hi 347 hi 346 hi 339 hi 340 hi 3425~ Chicago Diner. This was recommended to me as a brunch spot and a place to eat a bit healthier. Mostly vegan. Delicious and prepared with care. I got the Chilaquiles. Yum.

fd 072 fd 073 fd 0746~ Stan’s Donuts. I got a classic glazed doughnut. Soft and melts in your mouth.

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fd 200fd 204fd 205fd 206fd 207“The world was beautiful when looked at in this way—without any seeking, so simple, so childlike.” ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

fd 216fd 212fd 214fd 215fd 223fd 224fd 227fd 228fd 230fd 244fd 208fd 211fd 209fd 245fd 258fd 255fd 259fd 264fd 260fd 263“The source of all light is in the eye.” ― Alan W. Watts

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6jun15. Chicago, IL.


fd 085fd 091fd 092fd 093fd 096fd 097fd 098fd 100fd 101fd 080fd 102fd 104fd 105“Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.” Wallace Stevens

fd 108fd 113fd 115fd 117fd 118fd 124fd 127“Thus the man who is responsive to artistic stimuli reacts to the reality of dreams as does the philosopher to the reality of existence; he observes closely, and he enjoys his observation: for it is out of these images that he interprets life, out of these processes that he trains himself for life.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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6jun15. Chicago, IL.


fd 004fd 020fd 022fd 023fd 027fd 057fd 058“I think that my job is to observe people and the world, and not to judge them. I always hope to position myself away from so-called conclusions. I would like to leave everything wide open to all the possibilities in the world.”
Haruki Murakami

fd 059fd 060fd 061fd 065fd 066fd 067fd 068fd 069fd 070fd 071fd 075fd 076fd 077“To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.”
Paul Valéry

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6jun15. Chicago, IL.