Monday, October 19, 2015

Real Chicago Beef in town, Cubbies in the Playoffs?? Hallelujah!

Chi-Town 165  Dr MLK Jr Street North, St Petersburg Florida
Happy Happy me!  My daughter went to pick up lunch so I could elevate my bum leg for awhile.  She is as thrilled as I am with our Chicago beef sandwiches, wet with hot peppers.  So good, absolutely delicious.  Better than remembered and they traveled well.  Little piggies that we are, we got 4 dogs for later.  Three Chicago dogs through the garden and a Chili dog with mustard, cheese and onion.  I had to try my chili dog, good snap, yummy chili and fixin's.  I was threatened that if her Chicago dogs come up missing there will be h-e-double hockey sticks to pay.  I'll feast on my dog later.  Topped this fantastic lunch with some celebratory champagne.  Meatballs, thanks buddy for a fine lunch.  We are already planning which friends to bring next visit.  You are a special kind of fun.  Mini-me approved and she is a tough critic.  Time for a nap.

In a former life time I was known as "Tina, the Tourguide."  Maybe I gained my nickname because of my penchant for telling 'people where to go' or maybe not.   My former employ as a resort front desk manager allowed me to indulge in tasting, trying and then recommending restaurants for our diverse base of guests. It was the favorite part of my job....investigating what was new, what was popular and what would be a good fit for the diner.  I was not compensated then or now for my dining choices, it is purely my personal opinion on finding the best tasting restaurants, value or splurge, family or intimate, to recommend to either guests or friends.  That being said, I do have a personal bias to the old St. Pete establishments as a life long resident of the city I love.  I am drawn to visit and review the places that have been re-vitalized into something new from my recollections.