Who knew there are so many good places to eat around Chicago? Okay, probably lots of people. But I didn’t. I got a chance to try some of them earlier this week, when my grandson planned all the dining experiences for our group of travelers. He is 14, therefore a food expert. While his mom attended classes, two grands and I found fun and food.
Our first stop was Gino’s East, a pizza place known for flavor and graffiti. The suburban location we ate at did not allow writing on the wall, too bad. But the pizza was so full of cheese and toppings, I could only eat one piece.
Another memorable meal was at Johnnies Italian Beef. Wow! It was delicious! We sat at picnic tables outside, braving the 60* weather. Totally worth it! Great flavors on a roll that soaked up a lot of juicy drippings.
One night my intrepid daughter drove us Downtown! We ate at a Wonderful BBQ place, SMOQUES . I had ribs and pulled pork, coleslaw and peach cobbler. But don’t worry, I walked some off at the Bean. We went right by Wrigley Field too !