Taste of Chicago Dinner: Crab Legs (Grazie! Ristorante).

Taste of Chicago: Days Three & Four

Monday Lunch at The Taste of Chicago

Spinach and Basil Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust (Father & Son Pizzeria), Taro French Fries (Tamarind), Grilled Steak Teriyaki Skewers with Crispy Rice Noodles (Tavern On Rush), Tiramisu Gelato (Canady Le Chocolatier)


Monday Dinner at The Taste of Chicago

Crab Legs (Grazie! Ristorante), Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad (Tavern On Rush), Guacamole and Chips (Adobo Grill), Fried Dough (Harry Caray’s)


Tuesday Lunch at The Taste of Chicago

Sesame Crusted Salmon (Chant), Chicken and Waffles (Lagniappe-Creole Cajun Joynt)


Tuesday Dinner at The Taste of Chicago

Toasted Cheese Ravioli (Harry Caray’s), Orange Duck (Chant), Salpicon (fruit salad in watermelon juice) (Las Tablas), Garlic Mozzarella Cheese Bread (Polo Cafe & Catering)



1. Today I was on standby for jury duty but luckily I did not have to go!

2. I dragged JoeJoe into my insanity today by letting him accompany me to the Taste for lunch.

3. Despite the fact that I have millions of things to do I went over to MK’s to watch Top Gear tonight…of course, I ended up just bringing my laptop and working the whole time…I have no idea what went on in that episode…



Edit: July 2, 2008, 7:18pm

I don’t feel like making another post today, so I’m just adding to this one. I have discovered that the absolute maximum anyone can make it to the Taste of Chicago is 8 times. Between the rain and the 3 hours of sleep I’m working on I just couldn’t make it after work. So here’s my little lunch, and my last taste of the year:

Taste of Chicago: Steak Burger with Blue Cheese and mustard sauce (Tutto Italiano), Hand-cut Sweet Potato Fries (Hashbrowns)

Steak Burger with Blue Cheese and mustard sauce (Tutto Italiano), Hand-cut Sweet Potato Fries (Hashbrowns)

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  • Rob
    July 2, 2008at8:13 am

    Yeah… the beef teriyaki looks kinda wrong in the setting you took the picture.
    I’m glad you put down what it was you had 🙂
    So far… what was your favorite?

  • Jen
    July 2, 2008at8:48 am

    I noticed the beef looking….um…dirty as well.

  • val
    July 2, 2008at9:15 am

    haha. i did not 🙂
    The beef actually tasted pretty bad. Really dry.
    Crab legs and fried artichokes are always my favorite.
    That pizza was good.
    So was the salmon.
    Overall everything is too expensive and I am not that impressed.
    But a goal is a goal.
    Remind me next year that this was the stupidest scheme ever 🙂

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