My grandma lives right down the street from a Portillo’s. Unless you’re from Chicagoland area, you may not have heard of it, so let me guide you through one of the best fast food places there is.
The food is mostly italian style and influenced by traditional Chicago food, such as hot dogs and Italian beef sandwhiches (although there’s plenty of other food, too).
Both the exterior and interior is referencing a cute retro diner look.
I’ve been here several times, but usually choose the same thing. Boring I know, but since I only get to have it once a year (at best!) I’m gonna stick to my regular order, which you can see below.
This is a Jumbo Chili Cheese dog, which is essentially a hot dog drenched in chili, onions and cheese. Healthy? Probably not. Delicious? You bet!
Too much cheese in one order, one might say. I believe there never really is an excuse NOT to eat cheese everything. Also, not pictured – chocolate cake shake. Because why not, really?
Literally drooling looking back at these pictures. See you next time I’m around, Portillo’s.