I’ve been having some tasty meals in Chicago lately, y’all. If you live in Chicago or plan to visit soon, let me know if you try any of these and what you ate. I loved all three of these restaurants, and they are all located in different neighborhoods of the city.
Asahi Roll, Rogers Park
This is our favorite sushi place. It’s not much to look at: It’s a small space and you can miss it easily from the street, but who cares? The sushi is amazing. We eat at this restaurant once a week (almost) and we’ve tried most of the specialty rolls now. Our favorites are the Avocado Torch, Wonderful Roll, Loyola Roll, Arizona Summer and the May Flower. We still have many more rolls to try, but if you start off with the Avocado Torch (Spicy tuna, masago, tempura crunch, scallions, topped with torched avocado and tempura crunch with eel sauce and wasabi mayo) you can’t go wrong. The ramen isn’t bad either.
Toast, Lincoln Park
I had brunch at Toast recently and I loved that they have a mimosa flight. My favorite mimosa was the Pomegranate. I ordered a Tijuana scramble (jalapeños, onion, tomato, Chihuahua cheese and cilantro) but later wished I had added soyrizo like my friends did. It was filling and tasty but perhaps I was missing some more protein. Of course, the meal comes with toast. There was a bit of a wait to eat here. The decor is adorable. There’s also a location in Bucktown.
Happy Camper, Old Town
I loved, loved, loved the Green Eggs and Pie pizza (pesto, cracked eggs, potatoes, salsa, buttermilk ranch). It normally comes with ham but I ordered mine without. My friends really loved the French toast, which is topped with ice cream and comes with a generous portion. Another friend ordered the pulled pork hash, which she loved. Order the Trailer Park Queen drink with your brunch. You’ll love it. My friend ordered the Hangover Coffee, another great drink. I am not a Bloody Mary person but I saw one with a pizza slice on it, so there you go.