June 28, 2004

Taste of Chicago - Oh, So Full

POST #    1127

After arriving on Saturday and spending a few moment's at Rachelle's apartment, the three of us headed over to Taste of Chicago. It was similar to the Big Apple Barbeque Block Party in the crowdedness, except with about 10 times the number of food stalls.

The food we had (shared between three people):
Breaded steak sandwich, chili, coconut shrimp, 1/2 cheeseburger, cheesecake, ribs, Chicago dog, Italian beef sandwich, cinnamon role, pizza, turtle soup, caramel apple sundae, key lime pie, fried plantains, and fried dough.

All of this was in the span of about three hours with one break. It was pretty insane. Needless to say, we were stuffed to the gills. There is a possibility that I'm still full from that. Wait, what am I talking about. I'm only backed up from it.

Despite the stuffing, it was a very good experience. We were able to try all sorts of Chicago fare that is typical of the city. Chicago-style pizza, the Chicago dog, and the Italian beef sandwich among them. I had Chicago-style pizza last time I came to Chicago as well. Let me expound further on the pizza in Chicago. It's almost an overwhelming experience. Lots of cheese, lots of dough, and plenty of sauce - but maybe not enough sauce to counter the cheese and dough. While I can appreciate this mix, I've got to say that I prefer New York style pizza by a far greater margin.

More information:
- Rachelle on "People of the Taste"
- Rachelle on "More From Taste of Chicago"
- Rachelle on "Flip Us Over & Roll Us Home
- Chicagoist on "Oooohhh.. Indigestion!"

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink, Travel at 8:42 AM



They know how to do hot dogs right in Chicago!

Posted by: joe s at June 28, 2004 9:15 AM

Mmm. Thick crust pizza-- the one non-NY tradition that I love.

Posted by: corie at June 28, 2004 9:32 AM

Oh, my God. I might have acid reflux just from looking at the pictures...but of course I'll go get lunch now.

Posted by: Jen at June 28, 2004 12:35 PM

How did you go to the taste and not have a turkey leg?!!?? http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289523549 photo #16 says it all.

Posted by: dragonballyee at June 28, 2004 10:00 PM

and people say midwesterners are fat... i dont know where they get that idea

Posted by: shannan at June 29, 2004 5:32 PM

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