The Chicago Diner
The menu was loaded with options, from sandwiches to wraps to entrees. When ordering our meals, we had to indicate that we wanted our dinners vegan. I ordered the enchiladas with mole sauce and it came with black beans and rice and a side salad. The enchilada was stuffed with tofu and veggies. The flavor of the mole was a bit muted, but a little hot sauce makes everything better. My husband ordered the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. I think that I liked it better than The Chicago Diner’s… gasp! The dessert was a bit of a disappointment. I ordered the coconut lime cake. While the flavor was nice, it was one of the driest cakes I’ve ever had. It’s unfortunate that they were selling this cake to customers. I think that if you had never had a vegan cake and this was your first one, it may leave a bad impression of how amazing vegan baked goods can be. I’m familiar with the workings of a restaurant, and I understand that sometimes things get overlooked. So, maybe it was just a bad day for that cake, because it has major potential!
One other thing to note that was a total bummer was that this restaurant was CASH ONLY! I was paying for dinner for everyone, and I definitely didn’t have enough money on me to cover dinner for nine people. They do have an ATM in the restaurant, but it stinks to have to take out all of that cash. So, be warned. If you ever go to this restaurant… bring your dollar bills.
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