I have to admit; I am not that into Chicago. As a town, it just doesn't do anything for me. However, I am willing to look past all my MEH feelings toward the Windy City and give it mad love simply for having The Chicago Diner. We feasted there a couple of times on our trip, but one meal in particular was so awesome that I am still craving every bite of it. I want a do-over!
Oh boy, look at it, you guys! It's the Radical Rueben and it is so delicious I can't even stand it. With kraut and cheese (Daiya) and corned beef seitan, it is the tastiest sandwich ever in the whole world and I love it. Plus the thousand island dressing and pickle and side of sweet potato fries. Argh, I am now frustrated that I'm not currently eating this. Please go to Chicago and eat one and bring me back one thanks. Ok, now that that's settled, let's move onto dessert. We split two items, and I can not even begin to pick a favorite. First up, a chocolate chip cookie dough milkshake:
Yeah, it's insane. Chunks of cookie dough so big they don't fit up the straw but rather need to be scooped directly into your face with a spoon. Sweet, awesome, yumness... and the perfect partner to the Peanut Butter Puck:
We all know there is no better dessert pairing than chocolate and peanut butter, but they take it to the next level at The Chicago Diner. So rich and decadent, we savored every bit with audible moans and scraped the plate clean of peanut buttery chocolatey morsels. They probably didn't even need to clean it after.
It would be weird to have something called The Chicago Diner in San Francisco, but I will naively hold out hope this could happen one day. Meanwhile, I will settle for all the goods eats we have more... more of which are coming soon!