All those reposts a couple weeks ago were a cover for a trip I took with my girlfriend, my brother and sister in law. We went to Chicago and then did a little road trip to one of my sisters for a family reunion. It was a good time, lots of good food. The food in Chicago was particularly awesome, although I'm afraid I'm still not a fan of Chicago style deep dish pizza. I mean it looks good, but I just don't feel it. I really prefer my cheese on top and a lot less sauce. This here came from Gino's East and the flavors were all fantastic, it's just the assembly I take issue with. I did like the disc of sausage the size of the whole pizza though, that's a nice touch. Heh.
We also went to a restaurant called Heaven on Seven where I had, hands down, the best barbecue I've ever had. Unfortunately I didn't manage to get good pics of that stuff, but if you find yourself in Chicago I highly recommend it. They specialize in Creole (I think), but the barbecue was just unreal.
We took a piece of Route 66 during our trip and decided to stop at an old school burger place, the Launching Pad, complete with giant fiberglass eyesore. I got a burger and it was awesome.It's what I imagine fast food used to taste like, back in the day.
Chicago style deep dish is a bit of a love it or hate it thing and I want to know where people stand. Who likes it, who doesn't and why?