I. Mexican restaurant: (Numero uno) With Grandma QQ (Indiana)
III. Giordano's: AGAIN that night at the rehearsal dinner- ughhhh... so... much... deep dish pizza...
IV. Omega: For breakfast
V. Mexican food: At the wedding
VI. Panera Bread: I know it isn't local to Illinois, but I just love it too much to leave it out
VII. Harry Caray's Tavern: Hamburger restaurant at Navy Pier
VIII. Haagen-Dazs: (Navy Pier) Can we say, "yesssss"?
IX. Mexican Restaurant: (Numero dos)
X. Portillo's: Where I found the beloved chili cheese dog that did me in
XI. Baker's Square: Breakfast the day we left
XII. Five Guys: This ended our trip with a bang... probably in more ways than one (this was not in Illinois, but it was still worthy of the list)
XIII. Starbucks: Obviously this isn't a local Illinois place... but of course, if you know me at all, you will know it is one of my most favorite places EVER! That is why I am finishing this list with a bang! :)
mmm, mmm, MMM! Deeee-licious! If you visit Illinois sometime, make sure you don't miss these delicious restaurants that are sure to tantalize your taste buds like they did mine! If you have been to any of these places, feel free to share your experiences. If you have another recommendation or two, please share them with me. I would love to know where to go to eat during my next visit to Illinois (hopefully that will be sooner than later- although my jeans are begging for NEVER. AGAIN.!!!!)