Faux Real - Italian Cheesesteak Sandwich
The hubby made lunch and wanted to keep it simple. Using items that we had in the fridge, he created this delicious sandwich. He took Vienna roast beef, mozzarella cheese, his own special pesto*, pepperoncini, and Turano bread and turned these ingredients into a delectable sandwich.
*The hubby uses parsley, capers, anchovy, and olive oil to make his pesto.
It’s the wood spoon in a can that let’s YIU know someone knows what they’re doing. #italian #food #oldworld (Taken with Instagram)
We all know by now that I kinda loathe hipsters.
Well..lemme be clear. I like hipsters but I can not stand the Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Logan Square artsy/trendy scarf wearing hipsters that act sooooo Chicago ( said in a valley girl oh muh gawd voice) but are actually nothing more than temporary transient wannabees from places like Elmhurst, Barrington, Tinley Park, Iowa and Nebraska.
C’mon..really..any chode who actually thinks that Big Star is the “best.taco.EVER.” is basically living in a shell..the shell of Wicker Park. That of which they can not leave because they don’t know their way around the other 98% of the city.
Now here is where I have issue with hipster nation. Unlike in the neighborhoods and the suburbs where restaurants thrive due to repeat clientele , the restaurants who open in trendy-ville are doomed to a hot and fast existence, followed by a demise quicker than a guillotine taking off someone’s head.
Check out this list of examples. If you are from the Chicagoland are you’ll surely recognize some of these “uber hot restaurant” names.
Here’s a tip from a guy who has lived the life of a restaurant family. Do NOT open some trendy ass mac and cheese emporium in the middle of hipster nation and expect to survive a year. You are dealing with clients who are there while it’s the hot new thing and gone a week later when you apparently suck because you’re old news. These are people who can barely afford to pay rent due to their inability to find a job better than Starbucks barrista. Mkay? Open a place in a well established neighborhood where the demographic isn’t “21-33 years old, no kids, makes less than 30k and rides a bike.”
That advice is free. Your mistake will cost you your home, your bank account, and everything else you ever had.
If you’re coming..see ya there.
if your not..whateva.
If you want to but waited..too bad. RSVP is all booked up. Reservations are now closed.
..that Big Star has great tacos, Peace has great pizza, and every other here-today-gone-tomorrow trendy hipster restaurant in Wicker Park or Logan Square has “The. Best. (insert whatever dish here). EVER!”
There’s way better stuff in this city. You just have to be able to leave a 6 block radius. Duh.
Are you coming? RSVP to me ASAP.
We are limiting this to 100 people ONLY! The food is far too expensive for an “Animal House” type of event.
BYOB..craft beers or fine wines only. NO PBR crap.
The location is given out to RSVP only. ( western chicagoland).
Bring earplugs. 13-MONSTERS is a rather loud band.
..and they say that food prices will soar due to it.
Question for those in charge who think no one is paying attention: Um.. does anyone know how much corn and grain we ship overseas to places like China and India?
I have a brilliant idea. Um..how about instead of US feeling the pinch at the store, THEY feel the pinch at the store.
Charity starts at home, fuckers. What part of that is eluding us????
I’d run for office if I didn’t think I’d be surrounded by the stupidest people on planet Earth.
Ok..ok..I’ll give Anthony Bourdain partial credit.
We all know that as punkish musician I loathe any hipster who says they are just that but truly are a sellout.
Kinda like everyone in Wicker Park.
But I digress.
So anyway..i have often said that Bourdain is nothing more than a glorified tourist who only hits the trendy shit.
For the most part that’s true.
BUT..I’ll eat a tad bit of crow because when he was here yesterday he did hit up the Old Towne Ale House, Jimmy’s hotdogs on Grand, and Johnnie’s in Elmwood Park.
Sit down, O’ hipsters. None of you know where any of those 3 places are.
Anyway..so yeah..Anthony Bourdain you have my partial apology. Mind you, I still think you’re a sell-out former punk wannabee who has about as much in common with the Ramones as Lady Gaga does with Wendy O Williams….but whatever. Count your money.
I’m glad your producer at least knew where to find you a good polish and a halfway decent beef.
#eat well. Always. There’s no excuse to eat bad #food . (Taken with Instagram)
Dinner Al Fresco tonight . Salad from the garden with roasted chicken marinated in balsamic with herbs de provence . #chicago #food (Taken with instagram)
#food !!!! (Taken with instagram)
Cool! My food is famous over at cbgeneva.tumblr.com ! Now that’s some #food #foodie #foodporn #chicago #bbq. Yo!!!! (Taken with instagram)