So, we were in Oak Park, which is kind of outside Chicago (not far) and we wernt to the same place twice: Prairie Bread Kitchen. The food is wonderful, clearly the place is beloved by locals, right next to the train track heading to and from Chicago, and the young people who serve and work there seem endlessly sunny. Among other things, they have the best cheese sticks ever -- with just the right soupcon of cayenne and a very cheese-y (in the good sense) flavor. The first time I went there (this trip) I had a curry chicken sandwich which had sun dried tomato, cucumber, a sort of apple chutney, and sour dough bread. It was delicious. The second time I had a BLT salad and a chicken gumbo soup. I loved hte rice in the coup and the soup overall. And the blueberry lemonade I had was nicely tart. Not quite as perfect, perhaps because I was not quite as ravenous, but delicious nonetheless. And, later that day, I had a peanut butter cookie from them. I wish we had one of these in Geneva. Hmmmm. I am not surprised that urban spoon says this:
We also went to Trader Joe's in Oak Park. Yep. For the ROAD TRiP home. We bought all sorts of lovely things, including too much chocolate. I think it is all gone now. And we still say -- wow, those were good. A much better solution to staying alert en route than too many too acid-y coffees. Trader Joe's -- huzza. And why do we not have one here?
Where are these places?
Prairie Bread Kitchen, 103 N. Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois
Trader Joe's -- well, lots of places, just not Geneva, NY. In this case: 483 N Harlem Ave
Oak Park, IL 60301-6400