Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Things to Do in Chicago with Your Dog: Taco Crawling
So, we created a 'taco crawl'.
We picked a couple of our favorite places and traveled around eating a few tacos.
While our plan was foiled by full stomachs, we thought it would be fun to try again, of course with our pups in tow.
don't believe in dog parking, so we like to pick places with outdoor seating, pick-up windows, or to call ahead and have one of us pick it up and eat in the park. We've been refining our list, but here are some of the places where we have crawled:
A traditional taqueria with a huge menu. We like that it has a large outdoor dining area with a lot of room for the pups to sit, but not a lot of dog traffic walking by.
This restaurant, that opened just across the street, serves modern tacos. They come in orders of 3, for around $11, though these tacos are a bit on the smaller side (which I guess makes them perfect for a taco crawl because we were still hungry). We tried the pork belly and grilled cheese tacos. They have a communal outdoor seating area that allows dogs, but there was a longer wait and it seemed a bit tight. We took ours to go to eat on a nearby bench.
This is another modern taco restaurant serving things like horchata milkshakes (my favorite!) and rosemary margaritas. While their tacos are amazing, my favorite thing is the cheese curd chili. They are always super-busy and I don't think dogs are officially allowed on the patio (though we were there when it was colder and later at night and it was ok). They have a long wait, so it's easiest to call ahead and take it to go for a picnic in the park.
We love the traditional steak tacos, and also the fact that it is open until 3am. We love getting these on the go when walking with the pups. Or for eating in the park.
These are definitely the easiest tacos to get with dogs. Besides having an outdoor walk-up window, they have a huge outdoor area with picnic tables and they are right next to Wicker Park if you want to take it to go.
We even spent the night taco-crawling with some of our favorite dog friends.
Recognize these familiar faces? They've also had cameos here, here and here.
We can't be the only ones who have tried this? Does anyone else taco crawl, or do any other type of food-crawl with your pooches?
Perfect for when we're doing this in the summer
Our new crawl?