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I Was Home

June 24, 2010

Last week a friend of mine from Chicago messaged me on Facebook to expect a package this week and not ask any questions.  Imagine my surprise when we went to leave for cooking class on Tuesday and there was a big box by the front door.  The outside of the box said “Taste of Chicago” and “Lou Malnati’s” which is a pizza place in Chicago with deep dish pizza.  Inside the box was 1 deep dish sausage pizza and the best popcorn in the world.  Garrett’s popcorn in my favorite combination, Caramel and Cheese.

For those who aren’t familiar with Garrett’s popcorn you’ve been missing out.  Garrett’s has a few locations in downtown Chicago and they make their popcorn fresh and have the best flavors and coatings imaginable.  When you go to Garrett’s to buy popcorn there’s usually a line which sometimes goes out the door and you get the popcorn nice and warm.  The cheese is not a powdered cheese but an actual coating that will leave your fingers orange but you don’t care.  (The Colonel isn’t the only one that makes  food  finger lickin’ good)  The caramel melts in your mouth with a fresh buttery/caramel flavor.  If you want to witness the best thing this side of heaven, eat Garrett’s popcorn.

When I contacted my friend to thank her for the wonderful surprise she just said she wanted me to eat and say “I’m Home”  Well, for a little while on Tuesday night I was home.

If you want to experience the wonderful taste of Garrett’s Popcorn you can order it online at Garrett’s Popcorn

For other great Chicago favorites including:

  • Lou Malnati’s Pizza
  • Portilo’s Beef & Dogs
  • Carson’s Ribs
  • Eli’s Cheesecakes
  • Vienna Beef & Hot Dogs (Chicago Style)
  • Hackney’s Burgers
  • Long Grove Chocolates
  • Manny’s Delicatessen
  • Wildfire Steaks
  • Deerfields Bakery
  • Carol’s Cookies
  • Kay’s Chocolates

You can go to Lou Malnati’s Taste of Chicago

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 24, 2010 3:05 pm

    Thanks for the mention! Glad you enjoyed your package:)

  2. June 26, 2010 10:13 pm

    That was a really nice gesture. What a great friend~! I know back home in New Orleans, there are many favorites I miss but only get the chance to eat them when I go home.

    Just reading this makes me want to take a trip. 🙂

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