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Chicago Diner!!

I'm going on Monday to celebrate Christmas with my brother.
Everything on the website looks so tasty---
RECOMMENDATIONS??!!?!?

Thanks!

I tried to make my brother take me there when I was visiting him, but he refused and he took me to some seafood restaurant, thanks.  So although, I have never actually eaten there, I was very excited about the gyros.  To see what people who have actually eaten there think, might I recommend  http://chicago.citysearch.com/profile/3735111  Have fun, I am jealous!!

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man o man, the pictures on their myspace look amazing

im totally jealous

get a bunch of food and enjoy yourself Meggs!

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Vegan gyros, reubens... *drool*

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*drool* OMG! I am so jelouse! All the food look sooooo good! I get their baked goods at whole foods--today I had one of their cranberr and orange scones--it was uber yummy!

Have a great time!

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Some stuff is O-K, others better. I liked their gyro, their chillis and stews are good, their breakfasts....steer away from their burgers, they are like eating a burned rubber tire...

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ive only been there once unfortunately and when i went i had the special so it's not a regular item.. but it had a 'tilapia'-style baked tofu thing it was great- also the mashed cauliflower-- yum!  i've heard their shakes are amazing too so save room for dessert (or share with your bro)

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Oh yes, get the cookie dough shake.

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I get their baked goods at whole foods--today I had one of their cranberr and orange scones--it was uber yummy!

I am obsessed and/or addicted to their scones: chocolate chip, cranberry orange, and currant.  I'll take any. All.

I liked their gyro, their chillis and stews are good, their breakfasts....steer away from their burgers, they are like eating a burned rubber tire...

Oh yes, get the cookie dough shake.

Thanks, my beanilicious friend. 

ive only been there once unfortunately and when i went i had the special so it's not a regular item.. but it had a 'tilapia'-style baked tofu thing it was great- also the mashed cauliflower-- yum!

YUM.

Ok really, this is so not narrowing anything down for me, if anything, I want to get one of everything!  Erm, except the tire burgers. :P

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thats why you should just get a bunch of stuff and have a bunch of leftovers to party with

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I go here all the time.  It is wonderful.  Definitely go for the Reuben, it's to die for.  Though I did try the new Roasted Vegetable Panini the other day and that was pretty tasty too!

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"I'll have one of everything please, except your burnt tire burgers"

hehehe.  My mom is "treating" us to it because she feels like a "bad mom" for not being around on Christmas.... soooooo

I think I'll go with Adam's plan and get at least two things, one for tomorrow :)

Thanks everyone!

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I had a "chicken parm" sandwich, mac and cheese, and a milkshake (talk about healthy!).  DH got a dagwood when we went and I think I liked it better.

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mac and cheese

mmmmmm I haven't had that in... months? Year? 

I'm so excited-- I'll be there in about 2.5 hours... not that I'm counting down or anything. 

Thank you so much for all the suggestions!

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Ok, so... I went with 5 other people, so we shared two appetizers: BBQ wings and Vegan Nachos. 

Loved the nachos, could do without the wings.

For Lunch I had the gyros--- amazing!!!! Soooo good.  I got a reuben carryout to eat tomorrow!  :D

Oh that the mac and cheese side with my gyros--- wonderful!!!!  Thanks!!!

Overall, awesome experience.... however, the parking was too crowded to go to Bon Bon and harass/meet Beanthai :(
Another time...

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On a side note, our son who lives in Chi-town gave bookpapa and me the Chicago Diner Cookbook. It has some yummy, doable-looking recipes in it. I've already been planning some for our New Years celebration.

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On a side note, our son who lives in Chi-town gave bookpapa and me the Chicago Diner Cookbook. It has some yummy, doable-looking recipes in it. I've already been planning some for our New Years celebration.

Really?!?!?  Awesome, I wish I'd known, maybe I could've picked it up there and been inspired to create my own rather than pay a fortune (ok, not SO much, but still) for a great "American" meal!!

Merry Christmas, BookMama!  What ones were you thinking of making?

I just had WF vegan feast for Christmas (same as Thanksgiving) mmmmm. So full!

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I had the WF gravy!
It was sooooo good, next time I'm skipping the mashed potatoes and just rub it all over my body

I wanna go to this Diner place! It sounds fun for the taste buds

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Come to Chi-town, F33, I'll hook a sista up!

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On a side note, our son who lives in Chi-town gave bookpapa and me the Chicago Diner Cookbook. It has some yummy, doable-looking recipes in it. I've already been planning some for our New Years celebration.

Really?!?!?  Awesome, I wish I'd known, maybe I could've picked it up there and been inspired to create my own rather than pay a fortune (ok, not SO much, but still) for a great "American" meal!!

Merry Christmas, BookMama!  What ones were you thinking of making?

E-Z Artichoke Dip (p. 14)
Polenta Rounds or Triangles (p.17)
Olive Tapenade (p. 18)
Diner Hash (p.22)
Home-Fry Potato Deluxe (p. 28)
Diner Cutlets (p. 101)
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (p. 142) I'm still searching for the quintessential oatmeal raisin cookie.

And those were selected with just a cursory glance.

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