I love Lincoln Park Zoo. I had my first date with James there three years ago this August! Wonderful place to just walk around and talk for a while. I had to figure out a way to easily get to Millennium Station Tuesday, and not just have James drop me off (since it was his day off, I wanted to spend some time with him). So we decided to do a picnic in Lincoln Park Zoo.
There are lots of great things about that zoo, but one of my fave things is the parking price- even if you leave your car there after the zoo closes, the parking prices stay the same. So last time we came we parked for like 8 hours while we bounced back and forth through the city and only paid $35 for parking. Exciting stuff.
I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do for lunch that day at the zoo, since we were trying to do a picnic. Last time we were there I had the worst craving for Uncle Sammy’s, but I wasn’t feeling sandwiches this time. So I had the brilliant idea of swinging by Evanston before going to Lincoln Park and picking up Dixie Kitchen.
If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because it’s been mentioned as one of Pres. Obama’s favorites in Chicago. Great Southern food. We got half of a fried chicken with two sides and a cornbread muffin for $10.99 (we got mac’n’cheese and fried plantains), along with a side of greens and two iced teas. In total it was about $18 and it was AWESOME. I completely devoured my chicken in the zoo. Like, mess all over my face, mildly greasy hands, cornbread crumbs everywhere.
I’m pretty picky about my fried chicken, and that was indeed the best fried chicken I’d had in years. So def. try Dixie Kitchen sometime! They also have locations in Lansing and Hyde Park. (P.S. That mac’n’cheese is out of this world. Crazy good seasoning.)
Again, sorry for the lack of food photos! I ate it all too quickly.