This year for our wedding anniversary we decided to go to Chicago since Dustin has never been. Rob Zombie was actually having his Great American Nightmare going on that weekend and he was having a show the night of our anniversary, so we thought what a perfect weekend!
We didn't do too much exploring. I showed Dustin the areas that I have been to while visiting and he enjoyed them all which was nice. We were excited to try some vegan food from The Chicago Diner and we weren't let down at all!
Our first trip to The Chicago Diner (yes there was two!) was at their second location in Logan Square. I had the Special Recipe Wings as an appetizer which was so amazing, the best ever! For my entree I had the Country Fried Steak which is battered seitan with country gravy and mashed potatoes. I got sweet potato fries on the side instead of sauteed veggies. I was seriously in a food coma it was so delicious. Dustin ordered the Buddha's Karma Burger (gluten free) which is a curried sweet potato-tofu patty with grilled pineapple, sprouts and onion. It comes with chimichurri sauce but Dustin really isn't a sauce person. He really enjoyed his burger and wants me to make it at home, we even bought the cookbook that the diner has for sale. For our sweet tooth we got two of their award-wining shakes. Dustin got their gluten free chocolate peanut butter shake and I got their mint chocolate chip. I thought mine tasted even better than dairy queens mint one I used to get before we were vegan and before I found out I was lactose intolerant. Here are some photos from our yummy dinner!
|Yummy bbq wings!|
|Look at all that deliciousness!|
More after the break :)