Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Great Midwest Food Tour

We ate at a lot of wonderful places on our vacation a couple of weeks back.

In Columbus, Ohio, we ate at the Thurman Cafe, which has the best hamburger I've ever eaten.

Eric found this place on Trip Advisor, and it was worth the stop. VERY small restaurant, and very popular...we had to wait 20 minutes just to sit at the bar!

This was Eric's was huge and juicy! I just ordered a plain burger with ketchuo, but it was as big as this one and just as delicious!

If you're ever in Columbus, give this place a try!

In Lafayette, Indiana, we ate at the Triple XXX...sounds like a porno restaurant, but it was great!
This was a featured restaurant on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri, and there were pictures of him all over the place. Even though it was nighttime, JJ ordered the pancakes (they serve breakfast all day). They were HUGE!

Once again, I had the burger, but I liked the Thurman's better. Fun atmosphere in here, though...very much a dive!

Of course, you can't visit Chicago without eating pizza! We had lunch at Lou Malnatti's downtown.
The pizza was yummy...we each ordered our own personal pizza. The kids has cheese, I had pepperoni, and Eric has some veggie one.

For supper that night, it was Gino's East.

Now THAT was some good pizza! It was dark in here, so the pictures didn't come out well, but trust me, this pizza joint was worth visiting!

In Iowa City, before our tour of the University, we ate lunch at The Mill, a bar and grill just off campus.

There was a jukebox here that JJ gave a great workout...lots of Metallica! Once again, I had the hamburger. Seemed to be a theme to this vacation for me! Nothing beats the Thurman, though.

I love the bar area name.

No visit to the Midwest would be complete without a stop at the most famous hamburger joint ever...

We had these for breakfast our last day, when we were headed back home. There's just something about a little square burger...

Now...I'm in the mood for a hamburger. How long will it take me to get to Columbus?

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