Tastebud Millennium Tour

Posted on 29 December 2010 by Sammy

On my trip to Chicago in September I did a guided food tour with Tastebud Tours which takes you to 5-7 food locations in the historic Chicago Loop and Millennium Park. Bring your stomach to this tour because the food tastings are enough for lunch and are included in the Tastebud ticket price (US $44.00 for the Millennium Loop Tour)

Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes because you’ll be going to each spot on foot! This was good to ease the digestion of all the food you’re gonna eat. Haha.

The tour always starts at Pizano’s Pizza which is Vince Vaughn and Oprah’s favourite pizza restaurant! At 11am, there was already a line outside this restaurant!

Pizano's Pizza

Pizano’s is located at 864 North State Street, Chicago

Pizano's

This is the VIP room – where Oprah & Vince Vaughn would sit to hide away from the public.

Pizano's Pizza

At Pizano’s we got to try regular pizza and their famous Deep Dish pizza. In my opinion, this was much better than the Deep Dish pizza I had at Uno’s.

 

Sarah's Pastries & Candies

The next place we went to is Sarah’s Candies.

Sarah's Pastries & Candies

So many chocolates!!

Sarah's Pastries & Candies

Heart candies! Awww.

Sarah's Pastries & Candies

Sarah's Pastries & Candies

Sarah's Pastries & Candies

And various other sweets and cakes :) We came here and we got to try her famous brownie.

The Drake Hotel Chicago

Next stop was The Drake Hotel on Lake Shore Drive.

The Drake Hotel Chicago

The Drake Hotel Chicago

The Drake Hotel Chicago

The Drake Hotel is so pretty that this bathroom was voted the best bathroom! Never knew there was such a thing.. hahaha.

Downtown Dogs

Our next location was Downtown Dogs at 804 North Rush Street, Chicago which is famous for the Chicago-style hot dog!

Downtown Dogs

A Chicago-style hot dog is a steamed or water-simmered, kosher-style, all-beef frankfurter on a poppy seed bun. It’s topped with yellow mustard, chopped white onions, sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, pickled sport peppers, and a dash of celery salt.

Heaven on Seven

Heaven on Seven is a authentic cajun restaurant right in the heart of the city! That’s the most fantastic thing about Chicago is that you can find almost every food right in the city.

Heaven on Seven

It has amazing atmosphere.

Heaven on Seven

Here we got served some yummy rice with chicken and gumbo.

Heaven on Seven

Look at all this hot sauce! Heaven on Seven recently had a promotion where if you brought in a bottle of hot sauce that they didn’t already have that dinner was on them! This is what led them to this awesome hot sauce collection. So cool!

Heaven on Seven Sauces

Hahaha don’t you love the name of these sauces! Cracker.

Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern was our second last stop. Enter at Your Own Risk!

Billy Goat Tavern: Cheezborger, Cheezborger, Cheezborger

Do you recall the Saturday Night Live sketch in which a short order cook would yell out to incoming patrons? Cheezborger, Cheezborger, Cheezborger, No pepsi.. Coke!

Billy Goat Tavern

Billy Goat Tavern

Billy Goat Tavern Cheezborger

Candyality

Finally – our last stop was Candyality! This store has a variety of candy and is really unique because once you choose a bunch of candy in this store and checkout, they will give you a personalized analysis of your personality depending on the type of candy you’ve chosen!

I don’t remember my personality analysis at all but it sure was interesting! Haha

Guaranteed No Weight Gain Chocolate

Emergency Chocolate

The store also has some interesting types of chocolate. No weight gain chocolate? Really? Hahaha. Lies.

Candyality

Candyality can be found at 520 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago where all the other great shopping resides.

If you go to Chicago, you must do a food tour because you get to do a taste test of different restaurants and types of foods in the one day. You needn’t worry about getting your stomach too full though I was pretty stuffed after this tour. Tastebud Tours was great because it they really offered quite a unique experience.

Pizano's Pizza & Pasta on Urbanspoon

Downtown Dogs on Urbanspoon

Heaven on Seven on Urbanspoon

Billy Goat Tavern on Urbanspoon

 

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Lynn Jaynes Says:

    Join Tastebud Tours the #1 Food Tour in Chicago in the city of deep dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs. Enjoy tastes of these iconic dishes synonymous with our great city and be introduced to other foods that Chicago has made famous. Walk through the heart of the city on our taste adventure. Eat at six or seven memorable restaurants and food specialty shops. Hear about Chicago’s history, cultural fun facts and celebrated cuisine. Gift certificates available. Group Events & Customized Private Tours also available. Open year-round. Advance ticket purchase is required. Tours sell out in advance. For tickets or more information, please visit: http://www.tastebudtours.com A taste of the Tastebud Tour Chicago! http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2F&h=bf55c

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Latest sammycam: October 5 2012 9:15pm

 

Photos from my Flickr stream

See all photos

Translate

Chinese (Simplified)DutchEnglishFrenchGermanItalianJapanesePortugueseRussianSpanish

 

 

 

Love Me

 

 

bloglovin