🇺🇸 Chicago

🇺🇸 Chicago

Featuring Dusek's, Pequod's Pizzeria
Liz :)
Liz :)

I was never really a pancake kinda person, but this dish made me want to get my own iron skillet so that my sister can try making this too. The pancake was so soft and almost like custard- just melted in my mouth. I think what really made this amazing was the toppings though. It came with Meyer lemon curd, burnt honey chantilly, olive oil caramel and grapefruit on top. The citrusy flavours worked so well with the honey and I honestly can’t think of a better combination.

Dusek’s changed my brunch expectations forever!! Never settling for anything less than this.
This is definitely the best southern fried chicken I’ve ever had. In fact, I can’t even begin to describe how juicy and tender it was... It’s definitely something you have to try for yourself to believe it. My friend and I were spazzing over it with every bite we took because it was just that amazing. The meat inside is incredibly well seasoned too. And the batter... wow. I don’t know what they put in it but it’s the perfect mix of herbs and spices and SO crisp, without a unnecessarily thick amount of batter. I was telling my friend that I wish they made the batter into chips because it was so tasty. Paired with the maple syrup, the chicken was amazing.

The other components of the dish were unfortunately rather underwhelming though. The waffles were particularly disappointing. They tasted so strongly of wine, not in a good way, that we ended up not even finishing them. There were also braised, spicy collard greens, which I initially thought was sweet potato leaves because it looks and tastes like them. Not my fav since it was quite spicy, but I could see how people could like them.

Overall, the food is fantastic and the deco is so gorgeous too. It’s also quite cool that it’s right next to Thalia Hall, which is an opera house and designated as a Chicago landmark! Definitely recommend this place for brunch.

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Filled myself to the brim with food in Chicago, but yet didn’t end up trying a true deep dish pizza in Chicago. This is sort of close though! A deep sloshy pile of cheese and tomato sauce didn’t really appeal to me, so this seemed like a better option.

Peqoud’s pizza is done in a pan, which results in tasty charred cheese edges. Surprisingly didn’t find the pizza too overwhelming and it was quite a good portion. I particularly liked the tomato sauce here - real herby and complemented the cheese well. The base wasn’t soggy from the liking either and tasted like a focaccia with a crispy base.

Overall, not bad, a good experience, but I’ll stick to my Neapolitan pizza with a chewy blistered crust. Peqoud’s lunch deal ($4.95 for a 7” pan cheese pizza, additional $0.99 to add an ingredient) is really worth it though, because the same thing normally costs $8.49. The servers are also really nice.

Liz :)

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