Pizza Margherita from Chuck's in Highland Park. Super thin, delicate crust. Order up only what you can eat as any leftovers loses its crispness quickly. Disappointed to have a chunky sauce instead of diced tomatoes. Torn basil leaves visually appealing, but not evenly scattered about. Still, I'm game to try a pepperoni and onion on my next visit.
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Abelardo's ground beef burrito with cheese, above left, is a superior product to the meat paste served at larger chain joints like Taco Bell or Taco John's. The flavor though seems all too familiar, like that from a taco spice packet. Still, it's probably how your mother made taco filling. Very simple, basic comfort food. Your kids should go nuts for it.
The hash brown burrito, above right, with eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, cheese constitutes a complete breakfast and then some, substituting tortilla for toast, and throwing in not one, but two classic breakfast meats. Finicky children should also enjoy this as well.
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I did relish Chef Jesus' take on the typical ranchero adornment of the eggs. The generous heap of sautéed white onion, jalapeño , and meticulously diced tomato was pleasing to my eye and palate.
The fact that Chef Jesus employed two different varieties of onion for each particular dish speaks volumes. ¡Salud!
UPDATE: Chisme no longer offers breakfast.
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