I just got back from a whirlwind trip to the Midwest and though my body is back my heart is somewhere still dancing in Chicago, I think I might have forgotten it! Or it probably got lost at O’hare. I went back to be with my literal family and my figurative family and it was an intense trip filled with some mind-blowing times. I didn’t eat very much but I did have two incredible meals in Chicago despite the fact that my sister claims that “we don’t have a lot of vegan food in Chicago”(very frustrating and untrue)!!!! I went with my mom and sister to Le Colonial which is one of the many French Asian Fusion places in the city. It was a beautiful restaurant, not at all like the shacks I like to frequent in Austin. In fact, it made me a little nervous, all the white table cloths and waiters constantly refilling your water. The food was worth it though, I talked the family into getting vegan spring rolls and I had this fantastic tofu curry dish.
It had eggplant, tomatoes, and broccoli all in a very soupy and spicy curry sauce. My sister really liked the tofu, she said it had the exact same texture as French Toast.
My lovely and wonderful friend Becky always takes me to vegan places because she loves me. We even went to the new Whole Foods, don’t worry Austinites, ours is better although they do carry Teese and had this really cool diner stand. I really wanted to try the new dandies vegan marshmallows but sadly they didn’t have any. And they were all out of Mozarella Teese. Damn you Whole Foods!
The Chicago Diner was fantastic as always . Why Austin doesn’t have an all vegan diner is beyond my comprehension. Everything was so good. I had to get a milkshake because somehow they make the best milkshakes in the world, so creamy and good without a hint of off vegan dairy flavor.Then I had a Monte Cristo with melted cheese and bacon and Mac & Cheeze. It was phenomenal. The Frnech Toast was so crispy and good and the savory “bacon” added a special element that you just can’t get at restaurants here in Austin, which is maybe a good thing because I probably would eat there at least once a week and I would end up like the mom in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape“.I also made a lot of new friends and I drove an RV!
And I hung out with old friends and family too.And we finally got the band back together
Oh WoW! Your trip looks fantastic!! And that Monte Cristo… I swear that sandwich is haunting me I keep seeing vegan versions everywhere!
What a fabulous trip! I hope the show was good, I have a friend in Cleveland that went and LOVED it.
Thanks for sharing. Such fun.
I’m so jealous you got to eat at the Chicago Dinner! I wish I wasn’t on the wrong side of the country, because everything looks amazing.
Always remember to ride you bike slowly. I am so glad we got the band back together and I cant wait for many more trips! I love you and am looking forward to opening our vegan place 🙂
Chicago! Oh how I love that city. Looks like you got some righteous eats and had an awesome time!
What an awesome trip, I can’t wait to go to Chicago!