I had my first breakfast on the road after my first night camping. The breakfast was better than the night camping. (More on that later.) I had the steak and eggs covered in sausage gravy at The Welcome Inn in Elizabeth, Illinois. I usually don't like this much cholesterol, but if you had the night I had, you'd understand. It was excellent.
As I say goodbye to my home town, Chicago, I am making my way through foods you just can't get anywhere else.
In Chicago, we take our pizza seriously. Though I enjoy the deep dish, pan, and stuffed varieties, our thin crust comes in a classic circle shape, HOWEVER we cut the pieces into squares or rectangles. This is a picture of Giordano's Special. Yum.
Another Chicago artery-clogging specialty is Italian Beef. Mouth-watering bits of beefs soaked in aus jus beef broth. Usually served with either hot or sweet peppers. This specimen is from Pete's Red Hots in Oak Park. Mangia!