TODAY

Wednesday, July 30

Gapers Block
Search

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


Drive-Thru
« The Best and The Local Cheese Lovers Dinner @ 160 Blue »

Chef Fri Mar 09 2007

The Redheaded Stranger (Sadly, Not Willie Nelson)

Today was one of those rare days that my wife and I both managed to have off from work, so we ventured down to Hot Doug's. It was crowded as usual, but whilst waiting in line we spotted a large, pony-tailed redhead holding court over some sausage and soda: Mario Batali. It's good to see a chef of his stature venture out to the virtual boon docks of the city for some good eating. And while I have it on good authority that the dude can cook, he sure has crappy taste in footware. I don't care how comfortable they are. Those shoes just don't work with orange socks.

By the way, the rabbit sausage Doug's got right now? Totally rocks.

 

Mary / March 10, 2007 8:00 AM

I ran into him myself yesterday, coming out of Cru Cafe! I almost went back for his autograph, but then felt silly when the person I was with didn't know who he was...

Good food at Cru Cafe - I had the lobster/beef Club sandwich, but took a friends advice and ordered it sans lobster. When the waiter placed the plate on the table I felt it tilt towards me, the sandwich was so big - I am not kidding when I say it had a pound of lobster on it!

Add a Comment




Please enter the letter f in the field below:



Live Comment Preview


Notes & Tags

Items marked with a * are required fields. Please respect each other. We reserve the right to delete any comments borne out of douchebaggery or that deal in asshattery.

Permitted tags and how to use them:

To link: <a href="http://blahblahblah.com">Link text</a>
To italicize: <em>Your text</em>
To bold: <strong>Your text</strong>

Event Mon Jul 21 2014

A Garden Party at Rick Bayless' House

By Judy Wu

I was using Rick Bayless' restroom, I mused, staring up at the ceiling window that was projecting a heavenly beacon of light upon my less-than-angelic duties. I could barely distinguish Rick's faint murmurs through the orange walls, something about how...
Read this feature »

 

Events

Wed Jul 30 2014
So You Think You're a Foodie @ Frontier

Wed Jul 30 2014
Katherine Anne Confections Preview Party

Thu Jul 31 2014
Choucroute Series @ TÊTE Charcuterie

Fri Aug 1 2014
Fiesta Del Sol @ Pilsen Neighborhood

Sat Aug 2 2014
Fiesta Del Sol @ Pilsen Neighborhood

Sun Aug 3 2014
From Good Stock Dinner Series w/Hunter Moore @ Land & Sea Dept

Sun Aug 3 2014
Fiesta Del Sol @ Pilsen Neighborhood


Drive-Thru on Flickr

Join the Drive-Thru Flickr Pool.


About Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru is the food and drink section of Gapers Block, covering the city's vibrant dining, drinking and cooking scene. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Robyn Nisi, rn@gapersblock.com
Drive-Thru staff inbox: drivethru@gapersblock.com

Archives

 

 Subscribe in a reader.

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15