Poncitlan Jalisco | Foodbidden
This was a great way to start my morning. I flew in to Chicago today and my parents took me straight to their favorite Mexican breakfast place. Poncitlan has been here for years. They have become good friends with my parents. Jose the owner of Poncitlan jokes with my dad about which soccer team they root for.
Salsa and Guacamole.
Elvia was our server today. When we walked in the table was set and the menus laid on the table. Elvia knew my parents would be coming today since they come every Sunday. The place gets full quickly with all the locals. By the time we left people were waiting outside to be seated. Now lets talk FOOD!!
I was very hungry after a short flight from Orlando. I always have to order one more thing just to have something extra. I ordered this as a side. It tends to come with eggs and steak as well.
Elvia y Jose, Gracias for todo. Mis papas siempre hablan de ustedes y que siempre los tratan muy bien. Se los agradezco mucho.
Foodbidden Parents APPROVED!!
4460 W Diversey
Chicago, IL 60639
Monday to Thursday, 9am to 10pm
Friday and Saturday, 8:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Location:4460 W Diversey, Chicago, IL 60639
Hot Diggity Dogs | Foodbidden
This morning was a quick and dirty stop. We were at Illinois Masonic for family matters and had a chance to get a quick bite to eat.
My family was saying the owner is super nice. I didn’t get a chance to meet him. They also said the place has been here for over 5 years. Great place. Come and check it out.
Hot Diggity Dogs
Chicago, IL 60657
Location:947 W.Wellington Chicago, IL 60657
Andy’s Thai Kitchen | Foodbidden
Eating in Chicago is always a treat. You will never know what you will find. Again, staying close to Masonic hospital this was walking distance. I came here with my mom and her friend Lillian.
So, here was the overall impression from all of us today. The food was okay. Good, but not great. Also, cash only stinks. We always feel more liberty ordering when we can pay by card. Lastly, too expensive. Now remember I was born in raised in Chicago, but this was too pricey.
Andy’s Thai Kitchen
946 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
City Cafe | Foodbidden
Bright and early for breakfast. This is the place we ate two years ago in Chicago with @tarajroth and @xobejm. Right near my parents house.
My parents call it “Los Muchachos” which means the guys. Pedro and Jose are the owners now for 3 years. Under new management it has taken a simple breakfast menu and transformed it to something amazing.
The 2-2-2 Corner Special
Your choice of two pieces of French toast two pieces of bacon two pieces of sausage and two eggs over medium.
These were my pickings. It tends to come with one protein but I always choose both.
Chilaquiles with eggs over easy. This was Mommy-Bidden’s choice. She loves coming here for the Chilaquiles for breakfast. Notice the eggs on top. Delicious. My mom had me try some and they were great.
The food is great. Customer service AWESOME!!
Location:3234 N Pulaski Chicago, IL 60618
Brasa Roja | Foodbidden
Pardon the odd picture. If I would have taken a step back I would have gotten run over by several cars. Always excitement in Chicago.
Char broiled Chicken and New York Strip combo served with potato, cassava, and plantain.
This dish warrants two pictures. The steak was perfect and the chicken was just right. Lots of food. Perfect for me.
This place is a must try for any local or tourist. Great food and amazing prices.
Johnjairo, Gracias por su atención. La comida esta muy rica. Espero regresar pronto.
3556 N. Pulaski
Chicago, IL 60618
Location:3556 N Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60641
Bakin’ & Eggs | Foodbidden
Chicago breakfast! I love my mom for joining me on my adventures. She was a bit hesitant at first.
Oh Chicago. How I have missed you. Although, the one thing I didn’t like was paying for parking on Lincoln. It used to be free. Now you feel rushed while eating because of the time limit on the meter. Enough about that, LET’S TALK FOOD!!
Raña, thank you so much for your friendly service and for being Latina at heart. My mom said she would be coming back soon. She is hoping you will be there. Gracias.
Bakin’ & Eggs
3120 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Brazil Express Churrasco Grill | Foodbidden
Thank you so much to Vinny, Laura, Anny, Hector for such a wonderful meal. This invitation was courtesy of the Morales family. Wow! What a great place this was. Located inside Nantucket Square in Schaumburg.
Established here in 2012 Brazil Express has been pleasing locals with their Churrasco grill ever since their doors opened. We arrived around 6:15pm and we were greeted promptly. As we were being seated I was amazed by the salad bar.
Cheese bread. I wish I could give you the name. It was put on the table and it smelled fantastic. I took a bite and it was truly the perfect bite. Warm bread with cheese inside. I needed ten more of these.
I think the pictures are self explanatory. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. This was a smorgasbord of meats. Meats and meats galore. And oh yeah, did I mention meats? Chicken, Filet Mignon, Chicken wrapped in Bacon, Parmesan encrusted Pork (new item), Garlic Steak, and Sausage. Hector and Laura found this place and come here as often as they can. If I lived around here I would too.
Brazil Express does not disappoint, not only with the amount of food, but the amazing prices they offer. Every single thing was delicious. You can ask for the meat to be cooked to your liking and they will oblige. Customer service is top notch here.
Brazilian Flan. I am seeing a hidden Mickey. Anyone else? I am sure it’s just me. This dessert is outstanding. I have mentioned my dislike of flan in previous post. This one, other than Maria’s mom, is definitely my favorite.
It was an amazing experience. The only thing missing is the Feast Shot. I was so engaged in good conversation and good food that it slipped my mind. Oh well, means I better get back here soon.
I do have to say that the final touch made the evening awesome. While walking towards the door ready to exit, the team member from Brazil Express opened the door for us and let us out and wished us a good night. You don’t get that type of service very often in most places.
Laura, Vinny, Anny, Hector, Thanks for an amazing meal and amazing company. This was a great recommendation. Abrazos!!
Man-Jo-Vin Restaurant | Foodbidden
Childhood memories in this place. Kenneth, Kim, Jerry, Susan, Tiffany, Larry, Tony, Michael, etc. All the usual suspects from Audubon elementary school. I felt like Madonna singing, “This used to be my playground”
Located on Damen and Melrose Man-jo’s has been here since 1953. The team members working here today were here working 20 years ago. Amazing!
Great food. Customer service is good. It was nice to reminisce about the good old days. I hadn’t eaten here for over 18 years. It was nice to be back.
3224 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Location:3224 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60618
El Gordo Restaurant | Foodbidden
Thanks to good friends who recommend great restaurants in Chicago. I was in Chicago visiting my parents for a few days.
Chicago has so many local restaurants that have been here for several years and have the same customers coming here for years. My favorite type of food to eat while I am here is Mexican. Orlando seems to be lacking compared to Chicago.
Great place to come and hang out. Very loud when we went. Soccer games are playing in the background and kids are screaming. Our server was very helpful and patient with us. The woman who I spoke to at the register had a rude sort of attitude when I asked about parking in the back. Not a great way to impress a customer when entering. Food was great! The guacamole needs some help.
El Gordo Restaurant
5746 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
Location:5746 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60634
Dapper’s Restaurant | Foodbidden
I am guessing there is a West somewhere around these parts as well. My mom comes here every week with a friend.
For as long as I can remember this place has been here. It is located in the Addison Mall. There is a Target store within this mall now. My, my, how things have changed. I used to bank at Household Bank way back in the day. Ahhhh…….memories.
This morning we were hungry and ready for a great breakfast. As you all know my favorite is having a Mexican breakfast with steak, eggs, Chilaquiles, rice, and beans. But today I had to do something different.
Great service and decent prices. Coffee keeps on coming and the restaurant is very clean. Nice and quiet which is what I loved the most about it. This is a must try in the city.
Location:2901 W Addison St Chicago, IL 60618
Sunshine Restaurant | Foodbidden
Sunshine Restaurant is a must while in the city. They have a second restaurant as well. Pete, the owner is a very laid back guy who loves to work and is enjoying every moment of it. 43 years and going strong. If you are ever in the area check them out. Ask for Peggy.
Location:3523 N Kedzie Ave Chicago, IL 60618