Checagou, Or Alternatively, Wild Onion

by Jenn (eating bender) on November 8, 2011

You can check out this link if you’re curious to learn a fun history fact related to the post title. :)

Bobby parent’s were in town this past weekend, and they must have brought good luck with them from Minnesota because all of my falling backward dreams came true. Northwestern beat Nebraska, the Packers went to 8-0, I continued to write my novel and, most importantly for this here blog, we ate some very delicious food. The highlight was this here mortar of guacamole from Adobo Grill.

This was our first time at Adobo, which we visited on a whim after finding out the Chicago History Museum opened at noon, rather than 11 in the morning as we originally thought. We decided to look for an early lunch while we waited – my phone brought Adobo up first on the list, with mentions of its famous guacamole. You don’t have to say much more than that – I was sold!


We began, obviously, by ordering the freshly prepared guacamole, which was made right in front of us at the table. Combined with their house salsa, it really hit the spot.

I was feeling a bit indecisive about the main meal. At first, I was tempted to order the butternut squash soup, a special prepared with sweet potatoes and mole sauce. My father-in-law, John, ended up getting it instead. It was beautifully plated and tasted incredible!

Ultimately, my heart belonged to the Tlayuda, a whole wheat tortilla with smoked chicken, avocado, spinach, cheese, red onions and mole amarillo. It came out crispy, with pizza-like slices.

I swooned. This was absolutely incredible! I ate half and saved the rest for delicious leftovers that night.

It was fun to explore Old Town, however briefly. I have heard fantastic things about the restaurants there and Adobo Grill certainly lived up to the hype. The history museum was also very interesting, and helpful for a few details of the book.

We’ve had a rather dreary start to our week, weather wise, but here’s hoping that will turn around!

Thanks also for the birthday wishes for Mama Bender. She loved them!

What was the highlight of your weekend?


1 Erica November 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm

So happy for your teams. Penn state. …a mess! Mmm that soup-sounds amazing!

2 Jenn (eating bender) November 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Oh my goodness – I’ve been thinking of you. So, so sad what is happening. :(

3 bobbi November 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I LOVE GUAC!!! this place looks so amazing! I am glad your mamma had a great birthday!

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