I’m still on holiday/vacation in my suburban Chicago home town. For those of you who missed the other installments, check here.
Since we have mostly chain restaurants back in Florida, it’s the “mom & pop” places I prefer to frequent when I’m back home in Chicago. Some of you are familiar with Guy Fieri from the food network who travels to such places. This post will focus on one such place in the Chicago suburbs.
There is a local fast-food chain known to us suburbanites. Check it out below.
This place is known for two dishes in particular, which are made of this:
We diners know them mostly for these two dishes below.
Below are a few photos of the inside. Each location has its own unique retro look.
Okay, so I went twice, but the first time I ordered a chopped salad. Here it is half-eaten, and then a photo of the inside of the other Portillos.
P.S. To those of you who read about my tooth debacle while on vacation, it’s doing better. I didn’t need a root canal. Yay! Thanks to all who kept positive thoughts for me.
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My brother-in-law, a Chicago native, always tells us we eat hot dogs all wrong. Now I understand! 🙂
I was wondering about your tooth I’m glad it’s getting better. Those are some good looking dogs! I love me a chopped salad, it’s been a long time since I’ve had one. It looks like your trip’s going well, I hope you’re enjoying it!
Thanks, Pete. I am having a nice time.
What a fun post, Lori. I love the local places, too! So glad your tooth suggestion is less aggressive…I’ll keep working on it along with everyone else! xoxoM
Thank you for coming along with me, Margarita.
Glad that your tooth doesn’t need to be “killed” and that you feel better. Like your choice of fast food even if I’m not a bigger fan of neither chopped salads or hot dogs – could do with the beef sandwiches … feel a bit snacky now, but it’s too close to bedtime. Really great photos, Lori
This is one of those places you go for sloppy, heavy, unhealthy food. I do it on rare occasion, but it’s fun when I do. Thanks for coming along with me, Viveka.
Totally agree … it’s fun for the times it happens. I’m the same *smile
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