Food :: Tasty Bite Round Up

Some of the favorite things I've eaten in the not to distant past (and hopefully soon future). Combos of Chicago eats and homemade treats. These dishes are savory and perfect for getting through Chicago winter. All shot with Nikon D600, 50mm lens and natural light.  

 Takeya ramen is the new #1. On my quest to find the best spicy broth, this wins hands down. For the first time, didn't need to add any extra chili oil. Hot, but not too spicy to lose its flavor. The miso is a nice balance. The pickled cucumbers are homemade- slice Persian cucumbers into thin coins, rice vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes.  http://www.ramentakeya.com

Takeya ramen is the new #1. On my quest to find the best spicy broth, this wins hands down. For the first time, didn't need to add any extra chili oil. Hot, but not too spicy to lose its flavor. The miso is a nice balance. The pickled cucumbers are homemade- slice Persian cucumbers into thin coins, rice vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes.  http://www.ramentakeya.com

 Short cut cinnamon rolls- rolled out reduced fat crescent rolls, butter, cinnamon and sugar.   

Short cut cinnamon rolls- rolled out reduced fat crescent rolls, butter, cinnamon and sugar.   

 Was feeling lyonnaise inspired- arugula, roasted potato (under the arugula there), fried egg, bacon bits dressed in Dijon and red wine vinegar.  

Was feeling lyonnaise inspired- arugula, roasted potato (under the arugula there), fried egg, bacon bits dressed in Dijon and red wine vinegar.  

 I love deviled eggs! Used only part of the yolk and traded it for avocado. Mixed I salt, pepper, cayenne, and a little Dijon. Topped with hearty bacon bits.  

I love deviled eggs! Used only part of the yolk and traded it for avocado. Mixed I salt, pepper, cayenne, and a little Dijon. Topped with hearty bacon bits.  

 I stole this from a friend... Buffalo cauliflower. Dry cauliflower, egg wash, flour wash, dunk in Frank's Red Hot Buffalo sauce ... Bake! Probably crossed out the healthy points with that hidden valley ranch dressing. It's the only way.  

I stole this from a friend... Buffalo cauliflower. Dry cauliflower, egg wash, flour wash, dunk in Frank's Red Hot Buffalo sauce ... Bake! Probably crossed out the healthy points with that hidden valley ranch dressing. It's the only way.  

 Homemade chicken soup!  made the broth with onion, jalapeño and chicken bones. Added roasted kale, carrot, onion, noodles. Hearty soup and comfort food!

Homemade chicken soup!  made the broth with onion, jalapeño and chicken bones. Added roasted kale, carrot, onion, noodles. Hearty soup and comfort food!

 Parlor pizza wins hands down. Artisan crust with the perfect chew and crisp. Thin enough to eat that extra slice. http://www.parlorchicago.com

Parlor pizza wins hands down. Artisan crust with the perfect chew and crisp. Thin enough to eat that extra slice. http://www.parlorchicago.com