This is an Epic Burger on a whole wheat bun with fried egg, grilled onions, bacon and cheese. It lived up to the “epic” moniker — as did the hand-cut fries and vanilla shake (not pictured).
Service at the counter was friendly and we got through the line quickly.
The Chicago chain features only fresh, natural ingredients and all the burgers (plus the turkey burger, portabella and chicken breast sandwiches) are made to order. Of course they take a little longer than at a fast-food place, but they are worth the wait. And the burgers are large for the cost and quality.
There are six locations: the one we dined at was next to a Bentley dealership. Whoa.
40 East Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
Junkyard dog with mac and cheese from @Revival_Food. #lunchbrag (Taken with instagram)
Kwik Chek dragon wrap, aka “the old standby…”
Country Club Sandwich with Fries from Fuel Cafe, submitted by Tiffany
Ever ordered an espresso from Puccino’s? Sipped a cup of coffee at Mojo on Magazine Street? Or ordered a cappuccino at the Orange Couch? Then you’ve tasted beans roasted by Orleans Coffee Exchange, a buyer and roaster that supplies many of the city’s independent coffee shops.
Speaking of Stein’s (see this week’s earlier post)
Even though I don’t work 9-5 lunchtime beer still feels scandalous. (Taken with Instagram at Patrick’s)
We followed a morning of last-minute Mardi Gras costume shopping with a trip to Stein’s Market & Deli on Magazine St. The authentic New York-style deli was packed — but the owner’s no-nonsense, no BS approach and the super-efficient sandwich makers behind the counter kept the line moving. Which is good, since there is very little room to stand around.
The long cafeteria benches were packed with hippie-hipster types, so we ordered our sandwiches to go. We lurked among the towers of craft beers, most of which I’d never heard of, until our name was called. I felt like I was in someone’s way the entire time.
This is the “Southern Animal Foundation,” or S.A.F. It’s got honey turkey, Nueske’s bacon, avocado, cucumber, Provolone (or your choice of cheese) on wheat with spicy mustard. At $10.99 it’s a little pricy for a sandwich but reasonable for the quality — and the quantity. That’s a nice little heap of turkey there.
Stein’s Market & Deli
2207 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for a photo of my cat with a Five Guys cheeseburger.
Unfortunately he could not has, because it had onions. Sorry little guy.
Las Delicias offers a selection of ten different tortas —
- Milanesa (sliced breaded steak)
- Pork leg
- Cuban (pork leg, pastor, ham and cheese; this one costs a little more)
— as well as a “combination,” which allows you to pick two toppings. Pork leg, pastor and Cuban are my standbys, but on this day I was struggling to decide. So, I ordered a chorizo and egg torta and nicknamed it “Mexican Breakfast Sandwich.”
At first I was hesitant to order eggs from a menu that includes few egg dishes, but in my many previous experiences at Las Delicias the ingredients have been super-fresh. This was no different. The ground sausage was spicy and the scrambled eggs were just crumbly enough. It was a little messy, but isn’t that the hallmark of a great sandwich?
As always, we started with an order of Las Delicias’ famous made-to-order guacamole and split a bowl of chicken tortilla soup.
4002 Park Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Thai Chili Lamb Poboy from The Milk Bar, New Orleans, LA. Delicious, their milkshakes are awesome too!
(submitted by nick)
#44: Vermicelli with pork, shrimp and eggroll
My fiancé ordered pho ga and I ordered this, the equivalent to my standard order at Pho Vietnam, the #77 (click to compare). The portion may have been a little smaller—but the pork was more tender and as you can see, the mint was fresher. I prefer the atmosphere and the service at Pho Vietnam, but Pho Saigon wins in a head-to-head vermicelli battle.
2946 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38111
Rib tips from Tom’s BBQ with potato salad and slaw.