Chicago – Part 3 of 3

Chicago Part 1
Chicago Part 2

~ Last highlights of our trip:

Chicago-style pizza – We tried this delicious pizza three times during our visit.  One word – “WOW.”  The pizzas are made to order and take about 30 minutes in total.  There are lineups during busy times so you can place your order as you come closer to your number.  H as you know by now, thought we should order a medium or a large.  The first time we ordered this pizza, our waiter suggested a small.  LOL, he didn’t know H’s appetite.  Thankfully we went with a small because I couldn’t eat a second slice.  The crust is very complex; buttery, crispy and flaky, much like a biscuit.

When we came home, I tried several times to recreate this amazing pizza.  Did you know there are forums devoted to Chicago-style pizza recipes, complete with trouble-shooting steps?  I think I came close to the real creation by about 75%.  I still need to experiment.  Out of the 3 pizzerias we tried:  Pizzeria Uno, Lou Malnati’s and Giordano’s, our absolute favorite was Giordano’s.

Pizzeria Uno

Pizzeria Uno

Pizzeria Uno slice

Pizzeria Uno slice

Lou Malnati's

Lou Malnati’s

Giordano's

Giordano’s

Sears Tower Observation Deck (or Willis Tower) – The Skydeck is the highest observatory in Chicago and the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.  The views were simply stunning.  We had a few days of extreme wind and rain, but there were clear skies during our visit.  The sunset was breathtaking.

Sear's Tower

Sear’s Tower

Sear's Tower - 2View from Sear's Tower - 2View from Sear's Tower

Weber Grill Restaurant – The restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel; very convenient.  H loves BBQ in any shape or form.  The restaurant had an open kitchen where you could watch chefs prepare your meal over an open flame on authentic Weber grills.  The pretzel rolls they served instead of bread were scrumptious. They’re served with cheddar butter and I could have easily made a meal out of the rolls alone.  I must try and find a similar recipe! We really loved the food, and wished we had time to try some other entrees.

Weber Grill - BBQ Chicken

Weber Grill – BBQ Chicken

Weber Grill - Smoked BBQ Brisket

Weber Grill – Smoked BBQ Brisket

Some random pictures of Chicago:

John Hancock Tower

John Hancock Tower

Random - 2Random - 8RandomRandom - 6Random - 9Random - 5

Honey 1 BBQ

Honey 1 BBQ

Hershey store

Hershey store

Disclosure:

This is not a paid advertisement.

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

3 thoughts on “Chicago – Part 3 of 3

  1. Chicago – Part 1 of 3 | CRAVINGTHIS May 28, 2014 at 11:08 am Reply

    […] Chicago – Part 2 of 3 Chicago – Part 3 of 3 […]

  2. Henry May 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm Reply

    Oh man, I’m craving those pizzas right now!

It makes me smile when I receive a new comment. I look forward to hearing from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: