Home is where the stomach is

It’s travel week! Katie and I head home tomorrow for our first of three trips back to the States this year (the second will come in August for her work and the third in November for my sister’s wedding). I can’t begin to tell you how excited we are for an extended stay back home. We have a long list of people to see and things to do (including a concert this Sunday, ahem), but admittedly the thing we might be most excited about is our long list of things to eat — well, places to eat to be exact.

The list below is all of the restaurants that have come up in conversation over the last few weeks at one point or another. Obviously, time (and our financial health) won’t allow us to visit all of these places. But you can bet a good chunk of these locales will be crossed of our list by the time we return to Munich on May 2. Our reasons for missing these places vary as widely as the cuisines they offer — some have sentimental memories tied to them, some are brand new and we want to try them, some simply have awesome food and for a few, even though Munich has substitutes or even better options, it’s just a comfort thing.

So without further ado, I present to you the places our stomachs have missed the most (in no particular order):

  • Points East (wings)
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Noodles
  • Elsa’s on the Lake (grilled cheese, mmmmm)
  • Louise’s
  • Famous Dave’s
  • Comet Cafe
  • Water Buffalo
  • Steny’s (wings & shufflepuck!)
  • Olive Garden
  • EE Sane Thai
  • Cempazuchi
  • Chile’s (random, yes)
  • Culver’s
  • Chipotle / Qdoba
  • Smoke Shack
  • La Fuente
  • Panera
  • Pizza Shuttle
  • Classic Slice
  • Dairy Queen (for a twist ice cream cone with rainbow sprinkles … Katie’s choice)

By now your stomach – regardless of when you last ate – is inevitably growling. Indulge it with a trip to one of these places. Or if we missed one that you would have put on here, throw it in the Comments section below.

Our next blog will be from the other side of the pond!

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4 thoughts on “Home is where the stomach is

  1. Michael Wessel

    Where is Real Chili?!

  2. Mike Pietrusinski

    Five Guys Burgers and Fries (and there is one in Gurnee near Gurnee Mills)
    Panera Bread

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