IHOP early morning breakfast desperation

Some days missing the train can be a blessing and some days a pain, but on this occasion with the sun shining in the brisk cool air I was happy enough and spotted a IHOP sign in the distance and thought…why not? It is not really somewhere that I would ever have planned to go…

Tortas Frontera a better option at O’Hare

I don’t usually look for any breakfast when I am passing through O’Hare but this week I was going from terminal 3 over to New York and I had an hour to spare. Walking up towards the Food Court somewhat fearful of what might await my tastebuds and early morning stomach I was pleased to…

La Pasadita – don’t blink there really are three of them

This was another accidental food hunt down the El Line. Originally I was sitting on the number 50 CTA Damen bus heading to Roscoe Village to pop in on the Roscoe Village Burger Fest. I had not read my dates properly and I was a day early so I stayed on the bus and rode…

The ‘New’ Mic Duck’s Drive-In

Some time ago a friend complained that I hadn’t written anything for a few days and then it was all about Food Trucks in New York. My response was that I did not like the places I had visited in Chicago that week and they weren’t worth going back to. He commented that part of the…

Cafe Mustache at California

With unseasonal Chicago temperatures  hitting the 80F mark for another day on the first day of Spring! no less, it felt more like California than Illinois, so in the spirit of stately brotherhood I decided to head down the Blue Line to the California CTA station.   Just along from the El stop on North…

The Scotch Egg hunt. Day 1 (JAM in Logans Square)

This week I am on a mission to hunt down and consume as many different Chicago chef  inspired scotch eggs. In order to do this I had to break my golden rule of doing any kind of research before I jumped on the Elevated railway to hunt for food. I was hoping that my google…

La Tapenade Mediterranean Cafe – O’Hare

O’ Hare is right at the end of the Blue Line and it is not that often that I have had a chance to knock this one off on my el stop blog list. Sadly for me I have to travel to New Jersey for work this week the only upside being that I get to spend…

Wild Game Sausages at ‘Heat’ by the Damen Blue El

Travelling down the Blue Line I stopped off at Damen to see what was around there, being Wicker Park there are a whole load of food options. However, by now you may well have clocked that I have a prediliction for the good old hot dog, and when I saw a sign “Gourmet Dogs, Burgers &…

Montrose Blue – Food Food where are you?

“Nobody told me there would be days like these” I am pretty sure that I will discover more food deserts on my quest to eat along the El Line, but as starts on the next stage hitting the blue line this was a pretty souless activity. The Montrose Blue Line stop, like many, is slap…