Aug 052011
Ballpark Hot Dog

Hot Dog? There are alternatives to ballpark food.

If you’re going to see a baseball game at Wrigley this weekend, you have more choices than hot dogs and a cap-of-nachos. The fantastic folks on Twitter have their picks:

  • @amandatopper The nacho cap is awesome but try @VinesonClark or Cozy Noodle!
  • @knottheoretic Deleece and Blokes & Birds are both good options around Wrigley
  • @imaginefoodies Check-out either Uncommon Ground, or Rockit ~ both just North of Wrigley. South on Clark, is Socca. All 3 = :-)
  • @hamgerber @eljardincafe on NE corner of Clark and roscoe – great guac and margaritas. Be sure it’s the cafe and not the restaurant!
  • @jimbinder Salt n Pepper Diner on Clark or Bernies. Skip the nachos!
  • @LeonasChicago I’m biased, but Leona’s at Belmont and Sheffield is pretty awesome…
  • @jesteinf Not quite adjacent, but I like to go to Fish Bar before games.
  • @MsShanBo Go to @VinesonClark and get the BBQ Pizza!
  • @jenhead Uncommon Ground is good, but the market on corner of Grace and Southport has great empanadas that can be carried into Wrigley
  • @EatYourFoodHot Vines. Good pizza and white bean hummus. Large beer garden!
  • @carynsteinman For interesting pizza: ian’s, asian: chen’s, more refined food: uncommon grounds. enjoy :)
  • @GrouponKT Jai Yen is so good!
Jun 102011
Eating ice cream at Black Dog Gelato

Eating ice cream at Black Dog Gelato

The temperature dropped 40 degrees yesterday, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prepare for the next heat wave. I asked Twitter where they went to get sweet, frozen treats. Ice cream, gelato, custard? Chicago loves it all:

  • @BobD567 The plush horse in Palos
  • @Micah_Ming Shawn Michelle’s!!!
  • @danameyerson Tastee freeze & miko’s & margies & DQ (am i an expert?)
  • @shilparupani New gelato stand in the lobby of the nordstrom building on michigan ave
  • @UnderdogDirecto @ForeverYogurt is our favorite of course!
  • @lacabezaG Ghirardelli ice cream parlor on Chestnut and Michigan. Always crowded but it’s tasty.
  • @sgia Scooter’s Frozen Custard- the graham cracker crust topping, I have no words…
  • @NickLSnyder Caffe Gelato in Wicker Park. Can’t beat it.
  • @rebeccawilova Definitely Zanzibar’s at Bryn Mawr and Kenmore. Edgewater, of course. Mmmm!
  • @mittsmeade I second that! RT @NickLSnyder: Caffe Gelato in Wicker Park. Can’t beat it.
  • @ezbake I sooooo miss Annette’s on Armitage. Painful to see them close.
  • @Hurdler4eva Black Dog Gelato! And in Evanston – @AndysFrozenCust Just got back from having a blackberry concrete – it was delish!
  • @knottheoretic Ice Cream: Margie’s and DBPrimehouse (Friday 3-5) Gelato: Black Dog, & anticipating new place by Natalie (5406 N Clark)
  • @MetaCookbook I like Scoops down on Halsted & 31st, & have friends who go way out of their way to go, but I don’t go many places.
  • @dosemarket Snookelfritz ice cream and @saltcaramel pudding pops! << my sweet-connoisseur bf swears they could charge $5 a pop
  • @brazenhussyrant Anthony’s Italian Ice on Southport is pretty outstanding.
  • @JessicaDembo We love Loves Yogurt on skokie blvd in Wilmette!!! So delish!!!! And awesome flavors!!!
  • @MBurgerChicago Sorry, have to plug it– this month’s Rainbow shake supporting Make-A-Wish! :)
  • @cornfedfemme Green tea snow ice w condensed milk, red beans from Cloud 9. Best when enjoyed after meal @Falafill around the corner.

Thanks to everyone who chimed in. I hope we get enough Summer weather to make a dent in this list!

May 202011
Red Velvet Cupcake

Red Velvet Cupcake from the Philly Buttercream Truck, 10AM

If you’ve been following on Chicago Bites on Twitter, you know I’ve been on vacation in Philadelphia this week. I’ve had some amazing food, but my eating habits have taken a turn towards the sugary. It seems like every morning I’ve had dessert for breakfast — cupcakes, poundcake, and chocolates!

I know I’m not the only one with a sweet tooth, so I asked Twitter folks about their sweet morning habits:

  • @Realpolitikmama #DessertForBreakfast @Bleeding_Heart blueberry scones!
  • @jackvinson Morning sugar? I used to dump several Tbsp of sugar on my Frosted Flakes. #DessertForBreakfast
  • @sarahhong Carrot cake french toast. Because, why the hell not? #dessertforbreakfast
  • @Hurdler4eva I always eat dessert for breakfast. @morecupcakes, @webakecupcakes and @HMPC are great standbys
  • @photovox Dessert for b’fast is easily found at Bongo Room and Over Easy
  • @BitXDeadweight Pie at @HMPC
  • @sparklefade3 I bake cheesecake and keep slices in freezer at all times. Nothing gets me ready to face the day like cheesecake!
  • @MyChiConcierge Made cupcakes over weekend, had one for breakfast every day this week.

Thanks for sharing! If you have a dessert place you like to hit for breakfast, please leave a comment or let me know on Twitter.