Monday, December 10, 2012

10 Foods From Local Restaurants

For this week's Monday Listicles at The Good Life we are listing 10 foods. Any foods. It just so happens that I keep a food album because I'm a serial eater -- you know, I like to revisit my meals. I'm sharing the 10 favorites from my album, all from Chicago restaurants.

10 Foods From Local Restaurants

  1. Welsh Rarebit, Red Lion Lincoln Square
    A Brit friend calls this Cheese on Toast
  2. Turon, Merla's Kitchen
    Turon is a Filipino dessert made of banana wrapped
    in egg roll wrapper with caramelized sugar.
  3. Chicken Pot Pie, Cafe Selmarie
    With puff pastry instead of the traditional pie crust on top!
  4. Chilaquiles & Eggs, Bakin' & Eggs
    These chilaquiles were new to me. I usually see it with red sqauce.
    Bakin' & Eggs uses tomatillo salsa, which accounts for the green color.
  5. Deviled Eggs, DMK Burger Bar
    Because who doesn't love deviled eggs?
  6. Fried Ice Cream, Los Nopales
    Yep. Fried ice cream is a thing. And it's oh, so good.
  7. French Silk Pie, First Slice Cafe, Andersonville location
    The seasonal pumpkin cheesecake pie with chocolate
    graham cracker crust is also to die for.
  8. Thai Iced Coffee, Opart Thai Restaurant, Western Ave. location
    Thai iced coffee is a must when having Thai food!
  9. Lady Marmalade French Toast, Marmalade
    I'm not a huge fan of french toast, but this is sooooo good.
    And it's not as super sweet as it looks.
  10. Funghi E Salsiccia Pizza, Spacca Napoli
    That's just a fancy the Italian way of saying
    mushroom and sausage pizza.

40 comments:

  1. The turon looks amazing! I might have to figure out how to make that! Great list! Your list is delicious looking!

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2

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    1. It's so good! It's wrapped just like egg rolls but with sliced bananas. They probably take a lot of patience to make, which I don't have lol

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  2. That pot pie looks so good to me right now!

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  3. Love the variety, and I'm with you: Who doesn't love deviled eggs?!

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    1. They're so bad for you, but wow do they taste great!

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  4. My friends and I just talked about how awesome DMK's deviled eggs are! I want one now. And I order Chilaquiles anytime I'm having breakfast in Mexico or at a restaurant that has them. Off to eat!

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    1. I haven't seen many restaurants offer deviled eggs, so when Hubs and I went to DMK the first time I had to order them. Yum! Oh, the burgers are pretty good, too :)

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  5. Boy, now I am hungry. I am wanting pot pie now. I will have to make one over the weekend. I decided to give up on starting my diet until after the New Year, as it is impossible for me with all the parties, dinners and endless stuff here at work (not to mentin food gifts...) I will buckle down in January.

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    1. I so hear you. I've been trying to watch my portions, which hasn't been all that easy, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it if I don't do so well over the holidays. January sounds like a good time to really buckle down! :)

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  6. wow...I think my appetite just came back. Everything looks amazing. especially that iced coffee! I've tried deep fried ice cream - it's actually quite good. but not something I would order all the time given the bazillion calories.

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    1. I don't think Thai iced coffee is all that easy on the waist, either! This particular place that serves the fried ice cream at least gives you a reasonable portion. There's another Mexican restaurant we sometimes go to that gives you about twice the amount! Sometimes, less is more.

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  7. I am a big fan of the Thai iced coffee...just inject it into me...

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    1. I was reading most of the food Listicles early yesterday morning. Too bad my breakfast was a disappointment. lol

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  9. I'm with ^Stacie^! I think I may need to start a food album too. :)

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    1. You should! If you post it to FB your friends will either love you or hate you! Heehee

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  10. I'd love to try the second one, and the sixth one and, well, all of them.

    In reference to your SIMC photo, I hope they caught the culprit(s).

    Happy holidays, Bee.

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    1. They're all quite yummy!

      Maybe I should go back to that house next week to see if the inflatables have been inflated. :)

      Have a great holiday!

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  11. I absolutely love that you have pictures of your food!

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    1. Thank you. And I no longer care if people give me strange looks in restaurants, especially the finer establishments, when I take pictures of my meals. I pretend I'm a food critic. ;)

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  12. Mmmmm, turon! And that French toast looks to die for! What is on it? Great, fun, international and yummy looking list!

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    1. I almost didn't order the French toast because this is the description: "Homemade apricot marmalade, maple cream, and strawberry blackberry coulis on our house-baked brioche french toast." It sounded waaaaaayyyyy to sweet. But it was also the house specialty so I gave it a try. I was not disappointed!

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  13. All those foods look amazing! And you're right...who doesn't like deviled eggs? Yum!

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    1. Ginny Marie, none of these places are chains, although some have 2 or 3 locations. Next time you and the family are in the area, you should try one of them! Even Ed may approve! lol

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    2. Hey, you know how my Ed thinks! ;)

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    3. I remembered that post you wrote! Also, all of these places are family-friendly. Not sure about DMK Burger Bar, though. I've never seen kids in there.

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  14. OMG bedtime's a bad time to read this post...This is a great post idea. The pizza, pot pie and deviled eggs look especially good right now, although, I'm so picky with my deviled eggs, I don't like them too mustard-y.

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    1. Yes, I totally agree. Or not mustardy enough, like too much mayo.

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  15. Hey it's Jet here. Hi Miss Bee.

    Yummy... did you know that JJ and I are Mom's Kitchen K9s? Mom's the Kitchen Counselor! You may even enjoy her 2x/month free newsletter! www.thekitchencounselor.com BTW, now you have all of us salivating... (VBP - Vocab builder project)

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    1. Hi, Jet. These foods are not for doggies! Thanks for the tip, and I'm glad you're building your vocabulary! :)

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  16. Mmmmmmmm, Chicago. I spent most of my early childhood thinking Welsh Rarebit was Welsh Rabbit and that my grandmother was eating Bugs Bunny. :) Ellen

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    1. Lol! The first time I saw it on a menu, I thought it was rabbit, too :)

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  17. Everything looks and sounds so good! But I really want to try that pizza! and friend ice cream!

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    1. We haven't been back to that pizza place yet, but soon! It was so good.

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    1. You must have a sweet tooth like me! :D

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  19. I sat down to read your listicle with full plate. But I still want it all!! I will trade you my dinner for any of the above. Also I love Thai tea!!!

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    1. Ha! When I read these Listicles I hadn't had breakfast yet. Big mistake!

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