In my hometown, Chicago, with one of the Deal or No Deal contestants, Tony Kolton. We went to 5 of his favorite restaurants in a row and ate….and ate….AND ate!!!! We had a competition to see if i could keep up. I am proud to say it was close!
Needless to say, i didn’t feel too good afterwards. Turns out i was allergic to almost everything I ate. Crazy, but it was all worth it!
The restaurants were Gino’s East, Portillo’s, Hackney’s, Phil Stefani’s and Gibson’s.
We ate Deep Dish Pizza stuffed with Spinach, Hot Dogs, cheesecake, burgers, pork chops, fries, asparagus, lobster, steak and more cake. If you have ever been to Gibson’s you know portions are HUGE. A slice of cake is the size of half of cake.
Ari-ya is my favorite sushi spot in West hollywood! Love the Rainbow roll! The fish is fresh, big portions and reasonably priced. Another great dish is the Murakami Roll (which is a cucumber roll). So refreshing! I substitute the salmon for the tuna. Tastes even better. Other recommendations are the yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño sauce, salmon carpaccio with citrus & olive oil sauce, crab salad with jalapeño sauce, baked crab hand roll and crispy rice. My personal preference is to substitute the seaweed for soy paper and to get brown rice instead of white.
Ok now I’m really hungry!
HUGE Chopped Ahi Sashimi & Avocado Salsa Stack
Stacked on Crispy Won Ton, Spicy Aioli and Wasabi Soy at Alan Wong’s Restaurant in Honolulu
This was my second time there and i have to say it doesn’t disappoint. Every dish tastes so good!!!!
on February 15, 2013