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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…

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…

So Potbelly finally decided to open a store in Cleveland…HOORAY!

Obviously one of our more favorite sandwich shops from Chicago…we are now glad to have my wreck readily available.

So braving the first day crowd, we opted to check it out.

Balloons adorned the front entrance. Reps from corporate darted in and out of the crowd saying a 15 minute wait..

Welcome to Cleveland Potbelly

It took us about 22.

Potbelly reps holding up the post

But once inside, a festive crowd seemed to be enjoying their sandwiches in the shop.

Out of my way…I need a wreck!

Also there was some kind of live entertainment.

Smelly Cat….Smelly Cat…

Weird right?

Classic Potbelly restaurant w/ the loop line, to the counter.

Getting closer….er….sorta

Now what surprised me was they had a staff member assigned to a tablet taking orders to help speed things up.

Wreck please!

NICE! Groovy that they kept it all aligned right. Orders were all correct.

When I got to the first counter, they said they were out of cookies.

Where are my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?


Focus on sandwich…Focus on sandwich…Focus on sandwich…

We had Ms. Bacon Makes Everything Better! making our sandwich. Things were looking up.

Ms. Bacon Makes Everything Better!

She asked us if we want it hot….Ahem, those that know – get it hot.

Potbelly sandwiches

Simple unassuming bag with a few descriptors needed because you are about to an experience a wreck

A Wreck – Salami, Roast beef, Turkey, Ham & Swiss cheese (Orig)

A Wreck

This is, in my opinion, their signature sandwich.

Get it with everything….esp get it HOT. That’s right, if you don’t order it hot, you’re a pansy.

First bite bliss

Ordering it hot allows you to get a bunch of chopped pickled spiced sport peppers. So frickin good.

Yeah I’ll say it….they were little perfect explosions in my mouth.

It’s also the perfect blend of mayo mixed w/ onions and the cornucopia of meats. As they melt together and get happy, the sandwich gets sloppy…like your mom.

A Wreck should really be…..well…a wreck

If you don’t have juicy stuff running down your arms, you’re doing it all wrong.

Just remember to do the Guy Fieri hunch or hose yourself down post sandwich.

Hose yourself down after lunch will ya

Awww yeah, it’s that good.

Mushroom Melt – Mushrooms, Swiss, Provolone & Cheddar Cheeses (Skinny)

Mushroom Melt

This one was on their “economy” menu. Sandwich, but skinnier.

Mushroom monotony

Meh. It had mushrooms on it…but to me, it wasn’t anything special.

So, what did we learn here today….Hmmmm.

Look-if you’re going to pop your Potbelly’s cherry, roll up your sleeves and just get A Wreck.

Wait, wasn’t your “first time”  a wreck too?

This is NOT the wreck you want.

More importantly Pansy, get it hot.

Now don’t call me Shirley and get your ass down to the new Potbelly restie.

Welcome to CLE!

Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Cleveland

515 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Hours are M-F: 11a – 7p / Sat: 11a – 3p

Thanks for the great sandwich shop and location Craig. See you VERY soon.

Also-I think they are opening up a store in Mayfield Heights later in the Summer/Fall.

But don’t wait to get your Wreck.


Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

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