If you asked my mom for one word that comes to mind when you say, "Chicago Food" her answer would probably be "Portillo's". She's a longtime fan of a juicy, authentic Chicago hot dog so when the tummy's started rumbling, the choice for lunch was a no brainer.
Inside is a warm and electric, 2 story ode to Chicago. People are bustling around which can be a bit overwhelming, but the friendly and vocal staff have their terrific service down to a science.
Full and happy we said our goodbyes to Portillos and made quick stops at Macy's to see the 2 story Christmas tree and Garrett's for some delicious Chicago mix popcorn. Staple items.
If you're in Chicago, please tell me you'll grab a bite to eat at Portillo's. It's the best hot dog joint around!