I loved Lexie’s picks so I decided my own top 5. I felt like our country got the cold shoulder though so I decided to make a list of my favorite places in the U.S. I couldn’t pick my favorite so these are not in order.
112 Eatery – Minneapolis, MN. The high-end food was not pretentious at
all. It was comfort food that I never had thought of before as being
comfort food. I loved the carmelized root veggies and the charcutterie
Chicago Pizza Oven and Grinder – Chicago, IL. Pizza pot pie in an old
setting. Wood booths and the guy that takes your name doesn’t write it
down…he remembers your face. And I love the mediterranean bread!
Whales Rib – Deerfield Beach, FL. Best clam strips I’ve ever had. Plus its
a complete dive. They also have rock shrimp. Only bummer there is the key
lime pie….Scott’s dad makes it much better….oh man, I’m craving that pie
Jack Frys – Louisville, KY. I went three times in three weeks. Never had
anything less than amazing. American food but perfectly executed. I had a
filet that disappeared before my eyes. And the veal chop was just about
fork tender. The atmosphere was also true to the city, a southern
charm with a three-piece jazz band and large black and white checkered floors and black and white photos on the wall. Easy to spend 3 hours there
and not even know it.
Slows BBQ – Detroit, MI. I know….Detroit? But OMG….it was soooooo
good. Even the smoked chicken wing app. was mouth watering. The pulled
pork and baby back ribs were soooo flavorful. Also loved the mac n cheese. Brady took the best picture of the meal (to evidence our gluttony), and since I don’t have that, this will have to do.
My runner-up in the pizza category is Piece Pizza in Chicago. I know….both pizza places in Chicago aren’t Chicago style pizza. I love that style too, but these places are really sooooo good.
I salute you United States of America for giving me so many great spots for a delicious meal.