Sunday, June 16, 2013

Big & Little's

Guess what?

I moved to Chicago for the summer!

Which means tons of food, food, and food.
And my first main stop when I came over was a place I'd seen on The Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. 
It's called Big & Little's, a.k.a., fancy fried food.

It's a small building on a really not built-up street, but boy is this place packed for lunch.
And why is it called fancy fried food, you might ask? Well I'll tell you.

Because the menu features things such as duck fat fries, foi gras and fries, fried soft shell crab sandwiches, and beer battered burgers.

You get in line, head up to the counter, and order what you want. Cash only folks. Then you wait by the side until your name is called and your delicious food crackles its way onto the serving side of the bar.

Take a look at the fish and chips.....

It's basically an entire cod filet, battered in a deliciously crispy coating and served with a platter of fries.

I, however, had to go for the original wonder that I saw being made on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The pork belly po boy.

A mountain of delicious salty fried pork belly piled onto a bed of lettuce, slices of pickles, hot sauce, and maple mayo on a toasted sub bun.

My face for scale.

I managed to eat the whole thing, and I'm currently craving another one. And more fish and chips...

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  1. That sandwich looks delicious.

    I've been following your blog for a while (since Courtoon's birthday dinner, I think), and I wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed your adventures. Your photos are fantastic and you're a lovely young woman. Keep up the good work, and I hope you enjoy your summer.

    1. Thank you very much, and I hope you enjoy yours as well!

  2. Chicago is such a great city for great food. Thanks for the update and advice for our next trip there!

  3. Fish and chips - those look ridiculous in the best way possible! Gotta love Chicago.