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Oh. My. Gawd.

Do yourself a flavor and get yourself to this counter in Chicago.

Belly up to this counter

That’s right, this unassuming particle board adorned counter is the home of Belly Shack located at 1912 N. Western Ave in Chicago.

Tucked coozily beneath the EL stop, this little eatery is the diamond in the rough in the Chicago Bucktown skinny jeans / PBR drinking neighborhood.

Bong…bong…Doors closing.

Togarashi spiced fries with curry mayonnaise – $3

Togarashi spiced fries

These fries are just the right cut.

These fries are just the right crisp.

These fries are just the right size.

These fries are seasoned perfectly w/ a touch of heat.

These fries are served with just the right curry mayo for dippage.


Yo Fat kid, with the basket of fries, continue being fat cause this is what fries are all about.

Belly Dog topped with egg noodles, pickled green papaya and togarashi spiced fries – $9

Belly Dog

This hot dog has everything to please your Aunt Margaret and your senses.

Meat: Perfectly cooked dog with just the right snap in the casing. Juicy and savory indeed (#TWSS).

Taste: Sweet from the papaya, spicy from the kim chee salsa, salty from the juicy dog (#TWSS).

Texture: crispy fried egg noodles that contrasts the slightly firm bun makes all the difference. This is the money shot that makes it so delicious. Texture bitches.

And the first bite will make you blow your load.

skeet skeet skeet

And when you pair the hot dog with the togarashi fries, the pairing is a match made in heaven. It’s no wonder why this favorite place has received a Michelin Bib Gourmand award two years in a row!

Thanks to our favorite foodies Hank and Yuki on the tip – This is definitely one of our new favorite Chicago places – you gotta go.

So break out your dolla-holla bills and tip your staff like it’s raining up in the hizz-ouse cause this restie is a new add as one of our favorite Chicago #munchamuncha locations.

Just another outstanding meal from Chef Kim and his staff at Belly Shack. Mahalos!

Keep up the Ko-Rican thang as we’ll definitely be back for more.

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

Can’t afford a store?

Only have a pickup truck?

Robbed a produce store lately?

Well here’s an easy business plan for you!

Portable produce store comes to a neighborhood near you!

Thumbs up for his entrepreneurial prowess.

Location-location-location… especially since he’s parked next to a playground to snipe all those bewildered awestruck moms.

I wonder what he does for a receipt?


Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

Dire need of some comfort food, we pulled into Superdawg (@Superdawg) to see our friends Maurie and Flaurie.

Started in 1948, this ancient old-school staple in Chicago has a running 64-year love affair w/ hot dog aficionados across the world.

The Orig Superdawg in Chicago

Having a few minutes to relax in the 100+ degree weather, we opted to grab a few standards.

Proper ordering techniques at Superdawg

Superdawg – $5.50

Not a wiener – not a frankfurter – not a red hot – but our exclusive… Superdawg™. On a poppy seed bun, we tenderly place the loveliest, juiciest creation of pure beef hot dog (no pork, no veal, no cereal, no filler), formally dressed with all the trimmings, escorted by our often imitated, but never equaled, Superfries™. Served with all the trimmings – golden mustard, tangy piccalilli, kosher dill pickle, chopped Spanish onions and a memorable hot pepper.

Magical Superdawg box

So let me make your life easier, repeat after me, “Superdawg dragged through the garden please!”

Superdawg dragged through the garden

Unboxed for you – Easy peasy right?

And you know it’s going to be good when this little magical box can barely stay closed.

Magic awaits you inside

Love it.


Superonionchips – $2.85

Superonionchips – New favorite add w/ my Superdawg

Also these magical love chips made its way into our order. SO. FRICKIN. DELICIOUS.

Side of cheese was a bonus…cause who doesn’t love melty cheese.

(We’re going to have to go back to Swenson’s to see which one is better).

Just realized that we eat at alotta drive-ins, so here’s a pro-tip: If you’re going to a drive-in, STAY IN YOUR CAR.

You look like a bunch of friggin idiots in the parking lot if you’re walking around.

You’re doing it all wrong!

Maybe these fatties were getting out to exercise.

So enjoy those Superdawgs in the vehicle and embrace the “Drive-ins” as they are a part of American history. God bless the USA.

Superdawg is USA

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

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