Chicago Pizza & Burgers, and Indian Cuisine
08/30/2010 05:00PM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print
Photo by Dante Fontana
Some eateries boast a penchant for a particular dish that they call their specialty.
However, Chicago Pizza & Burgers breaks the norm and offers more excellent signature items than most! My husband and I began our international cuisine tour by ordering Indian food. Yes, Chicago Pizza & Burgers is quickly becoming known for their fine Indian cuisine – homemade by folks who know how to prepare great, traditional fare. We started with the Chicken Mushroom and the Chicken Saag – both served family style in generous portions, which include perfectly cooked basmati rice. The Chicken Mushroom was sautéed in a savory onion and tomato sauce, with spiciness adjusted to our liking. I requested “medium spicy,” and loved the rich, fragrant seasonings that mingled with the pieces of boneless chicken and mushroom slices. The Chicken Saag dish encompassed tender chicken cooked in a creamy spinach sauce; also rich with unique Indian spices. I wanted to try even more from the expansive Indian food portion of the menu, such as one of the curries or their Aloo Tikki (a spiced and fried potato patty), but we needed to switch gears to keep the cuisine tour going.
My husband loves a juicy hamburger with onion rings so the Western Burger was an obvious choice. This burger with a twist – steak sauce, onion rings, and melted cheese all stacked between the bun with fresh tomato and lettuce – was so tasty that I had a tough time getting my husband to share. Even better, you get a side of fries and drink included in the price.
To round out our continental adventure, we gave the Chicago Supreme Specialty Pizza (piled high with sausage, pepperoni, salami, mushrooms, green peppers, black olives and red onions) our last stab. The tasty creation emerged from the restaurant’s central, wood-fired oven with mozzarella bubbling. The crust was perfect – crispy, but not too thin or thick. Here you can truly broaden your horizons without a passport; however you will need your appetite.
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