we attempted to go to a brunch spot called “henrietta’s”, but it was closed due to the holiday. instead, we made the executive decision to revisit banana’s foster—the same restaurant we went to the first day of the trip.
because i got something sweet the first time around (remember my banana hotcakes?), i decided to go savory.
banana’s foster had a huge selection of various types of eggs benedict. i was an eggs benedict connoisseur back in the day, so i definitely know a good benny when i taste one.
to be different, i chose the green eggs and ham—an eggs benedict made with pesto hollandaise rather than the traditional version.
ohmygoodness, i HAVE to get my hands on a recipe for pesto hollandaise. you guys.. this was incredible!
i even complimented the restaurant owner on his delicious pesto hollandaise. i was blown away with how great it was. and unique! love that.
on the side, i ordered a traditional english side dish called “bubble & squeak”. basically, it is a potato pancake filled with peas, carrots & brussels sprouts.
it sounded promising, but it actually ended up tasting really bland. i ate a few bites with some of my remaining pesto hollandaise—but let’s be honest, i was really just using the bubble & squeak as a vehicle to get more pesto hollandaise in my mouth.
after brunch it was already time to head to the airport! we took the train to o’hare, so it was almost a 2 hour process to get from danny’s apartment to the airport.
we said our goodbyes and gave hugs and were on our way.
by the time we got to the airport, we were hungry again. go figure.. my stomach is so stretched out from this trip that i am now constantly hungry!
we hadn’t experienced a real chicago dog the whole time we were in chicago, so we decided that an airport chicago dog would have to do.
better late than never, eh? i actually really don’t like hot dogs. you know when people ask what food you hate? my answer is hot dogs. but.. ya know.. when in rome.
my favorite part was the super soft poppyseed bun. i could have done without the hot dog.. but that bun? delicious! call me a carb whore. i won’t challenge it.
five or six long hours later, we were finally back in the SLC!
and that, my friends, concludes my many a chicago recaps.
hope you enjoyed!
i will be back later.. i have some cookies to bake.
1. do you like hot dogs? me=no. the only time i really have enjoyed a hot dog is when i was camping and it got pretty charred over the open fire, i was too drunk to care, and i washed it down with some toasted marshmallows.
2. do you consider yourself a connoisseur of anything? what? i always have to order hummus if it’s on the menu. when i didn’t really care about eating healthy on a regular basis, i used to be a philly cheesesteak connoisseur and, like i said, an eggs benny connoisseur.
xo. janetha g.