The pasta at Ugo’s is some of the best I’ve ever had. The chef only ever has two pasta dishes on the menu at one time (one of which is a carbonara that never leaves the menu), but there is so much love and thought put into each of them that any carb lover is going to come away satisfied.
My first shabu shabu experience was a total success! Even though everyone at the table had our own bowl of broth, it was still a communal activity that had us giggling and chowing down for nearly four hours. I can’t wait to go back!
Final tally from this year’s Chicago Gourmet festival was well over fifty different dishes. And that’s just the ones that I got to! If you are a serious food traveler, make plans to get to Chicago for this festival. And come hungry!
It's a crazy time if year for Chicago sports fans, with The Bears trying to establish a new regime and The Cubs looking towards a possibly impossible repeat championship. Either way, sports bars are where it's at and messy pulled pork sandwiches are a total must.
It's the big one this weekend: The Chicago Gourmet festival! And this year is the 10th anniversary of the extravagant food festival, so you know it's going to be amazing. Let me know if any of you are planning on attending and/or if you have any questions about how to navigate it! I have fool proof strategies for getting the most out of the weekend. Happy eating!