Sitting atop a burly biscuit was fried chicken breast, coleslaw, fried green tomatoes, coleslaw and bacon. I ordered the Southern BLT ($18) and was warned it’d be the biggest meal. Not only did I want to taste all the fixings (and the fried chicken) but I wanted to bring some back home to bae since he didn’t tag along.
If you’re looking to be full full, or have leftovers later, Jacob’s will give you what you need. When our orders got to the table, we all sat back and tried to calculate the best angle to take the first bite from. I decided to take a fork & knife to mine 😂
I fell in love with Trader Joe’s corn salsa but since there isn’t one near me, I had to figure out how to make it at home. I followed this copycat recipe from The Cafe Sucrefarine and I absolutely love how it turned out.
I ordered the “Popeye’s Scramble” which was basically their version of a Greek Omelete. It’s was actually a pretty big serving for only $8.99. I also has bacon 🥓 & bread 🥖 but I don’t remember if it came with the meal or was separate, sorry 🙁 of course, I had lattes at the beginning and end of my meal — the coffee was great, as expected.
If you want to knock this place off of your bucket list, too, I would suggest going for drinks and maybe an appetizer. The food is great, but it’s incredibly light because it’s seafood so you don’t want to make this your main meal. The drinks were absolutely fantastic and so was the vibe. The place was packed when we arrived, with people even waiting in the doorway. We were only seated quickly because we agreed to sitting at the sushi bar. It’s definitely perfect for date night, even if you only stop in to have one drink overlooking the water.
Everything about dining at the The Waterfront Cafe was incredibly pleasant. I was on my way to the airport to catch my flight out & they attended us fast & kindly. The restaurant sits in a boat dock, so you can dine outside and watch the boats away in the water.
The oddest thing you have to try in Chicago is popcorn. Apparently there are tons of places you can get it from but the Chicago natives I met swear by Garrett’s. I got my popcorn to-go at the airport, where I got to talking with the woman in line behind me. “Garrett’s is the only popcorn I eat” she told me, and if that’s so, she’s one lucky lady. While you can choose from regular buttered or cheese, I always go for the caramel.
My mom says Flo’s has been around since she got to Rhode Island — the restaurant history dates back to 1936! Once upon a time, the $17.95 lobster sandwich was only about $10. It might seem pricey, but I’d say it’s definitely worth it. New England’s cold waters force the lobster to fatten up quite nicely, so the hot dog bun they serve you is brimming with lobster meat. I love the the lobster is a bit cold, but the bread is lightly toasted. You’re welcome to add mayo, but I just squeeze a bit of lemon on it and keep it moving. The fresh fries are also surprisingly good — fresh and crunchy!
One of Harlem’s hidden gems is Nikko’s Hibachi off the West Side highway. Providing great variety in food, drinks and setting , this Japanese restaurant is perfect for fun large groups or an even an intimate date night.
The Bronx is know for its gems & this is definitely one of them. As appropriate, Don Pancho’s is a location that gleams from its purity. The almost limitless menu & sound track make this a perfect place to grab dinner with your girlfriends (or boo) and let loose. Save the intimate conversation for somewhere else; the music is sure to get you moving and the food is sure to satisfy you all night.
If you’re ever stuck in NYC and are hungry for more than a hotdog for a reasonable price, head over to Mangia for a full meal. My usual location is on 422 Madison (b/t 48th & 49th) because I worked around the corner and was always looking for a meal that would give me the most for my money.