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  • Post #211 - March 25th, 2021, 9:38 pm
    Post #211 - March 25th, 2021, 9:38 pm Post #211 - March 25th, 2021, 9:38 pm
    LynnB wrote:Hello Western Suburbs,

    I am looking for a take-out recommendation for dinner tomorrow night in the Oswego/Aurora area. This is my daughter’s first year on a dance team. It’s fun visiting areas I haven’t had a reason to previously. First competition was in Joliet and I got some great suggestions from LTHers. We’ll be at Oswego East High School. My husband’s mission will be to find food that we’ll eat at our hotel in Aurora after the competition performances. It has to be something that will hold OK as it will be around 10pm when we get a chance to eat. We understand anything will suffer a bit under those circumstances. Any ideas would be appreciated as I have no experience with either city.


    Fortunately for you, you will be close to US Rte 34 and not too far from IL Rte 59, not to mention not too far from downtown Aurora.

    Are there specific cuisines that your family would prefer?
  • Post #212 - March 26th, 2021, 5:40 am
    Post #212 - March 26th, 2021, 5:40 am Post #212 - March 26th, 2021, 5:40 am
    We’re not picky eaters, with one exception. Mexican can be problematic with my daughter who won’t eat raw onion, any kind of salsa or cilantro. Also trying to avoid fries/fried food as there will be a delay from when it’s picked up to consumption.
    We like all kinds of Asian food, pizza, pasta, a good sandwich...
  • Post #213 - March 26th, 2021, 6:03 am
    Post #213 - March 26th, 2021, 6:03 am Post #213 - March 26th, 2021, 6:03 am
    I still have not been, it's a bit south for me, though right on your route off 34 in Aurora, is Da Beef recommended Pie Boss for South African meat pies.

    Pie Boss
    1649 Montgomery Rd, Aurora, IL 60504
    pieboss.com
    (630) 898-3448
  • Post #214 - March 26th, 2021, 6:33 am
    Post #214 - March 26th, 2021, 6:33 am Post #214 - March 26th, 2021, 6:33 am
    Those pies look fantastic! Unfortunately, their current hours are noon-6pm and the earliest he could pick-up anywhere would be around 6:30pm. Definitely keeping it on the radar for another time though, thanks.
  • Post #215 - March 26th, 2021, 6:50 am
    Post #215 - March 26th, 2021, 6:50 am Post #215 - March 26th, 2021, 6:50 am
    https://www.harnersbakery.com/restaurant

    Plenty of options that won't break the bank. Plus, bakery to pick up for the morning.
    Reading is a right. Censorship is not.
  • Post #216 - March 26th, 2021, 8:09 am
    Post #216 - March 26th, 2021, 8:09 am Post #216 - March 26th, 2021, 8:09 am
    Here are a couple of the more unique places nearby:

    Asadoras Argentinas Burgers
    https://asadorasargentinasburgersoswego.com/

    Mr Broast
    https://www.mrbroast.com/

    Either than that, you have practically every chain in the Midwest within a couple mile radius.
  • Post #217 - July 7th, 2021, 2:56 pm
    Post #217 - July 7th, 2021, 2:56 pm Post #217 - July 7th, 2021, 2:56 pm
    I can make a recommendation for Vasili's in downtown Naperville in the newer Water District. The menu is Mediterranean focused and has a wonderful wood oven they cook most of the entrees in. I went for the half chicken which was in a 24 Feta brine. WOW was it tasty. I brought leftovers to my son and he went crazy for it. My wife got the lamb and could not stop raving about it, I tried a piece and it was tender and smoky. Good wine list and cocktails and located right along the river. It's a little on the pricy side, but thought it was worth it considering the elevated food and atmosphere.
    https://www.vasilismediterranean.com/
  • Post #218 - July 19th, 2022, 10:31 pm
    Post #218 - July 19th, 2022, 10:31 pm Post #218 - July 19th, 2022, 10:31 pm
    Hi,

    Tonight I visited Nana's in Streamwood for their famous hot dog. I also had a tickle of a memory they had a good Italian beef, too. Since returning home, it is a reliable place for both a hot dog and an Italian beef.

    I did go with the hot dog, because I could not risk having food stains on my shirt. I ordered their famous hot dog and a small Dr. Pepper with no ice. I dickered about ordering fries, too, but I am glad I did not.

    Nana's hot dog is in the style of Gene and Jude's with fries plopped down in the sandwich. I took my Dad to Gene and Jude's for the very first time recently. Dad commented about how much time I spent away from the car. He also did not especially like the pile of fries he had to eat through to find his hot dog.

    I think Dad would have liked Nana's better. The fries were better cooked and crispier than Gene and Jude's. I had the impression they do the two-step cooking method. While fries are packed into this sandwich, there are not as many. You could eat the fries and still have an appetite left for the hot dog.

    The basic Nana's natural casing Vienna hot dog has onions, mustard, and relish. You have the option to add tomato slice, celery salt, pickle, sport peppers and ketchup. I went for double onions and everything else except ketchup and sport peppers.

    I ate half the fries, shoved the rest to the side, ate the hot dog alternately with the remaining fries. It was a really delicious hot dog. I especially liked the mustard with the relish. I think my Dad would approve, too.

    Wednesday, July 20th is National Hot Dog Day. Nana's is offering up to four hot dogs for $2. each. There are other Vienna hot dog stands doing the same.

    The Original Nana's Hot Dogs
    1102 E Irving Park Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107
    630-289-2226
    https://theoriginalnanashotdogs.com/
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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