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First Meal in Chicago

Some of you probably didn’t even notice, but I was gone for a week and a half. I have sales meetings in Michigan every one or two years, so this time I flew in early to Chicago and brought Michelle along with me. We landed pretty late, checking into Hotel Allegro around midnight.

Our home away from home.

We walked across the river for a late night snack, braving the cold winds.

The evidence of our late night meal.

Beef sandwich with sweet peppers.

Beef sandwich with sweet and hot peppers.

After travelling, this meal was satisfying. The hot pepper mix was really good. The beef was a bit on the dry side unfortunately. I felt like the Portillo’s sandwich was juicier, even though this dipped in beef juice as well. Man, I wish I could have the Portillo’s beef smothered in Al’s hot pepper mix.

Anyone know where I can get my hands on some of the hot pepper mix? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it at grocery stores locally.