A Vegan Birthday at Chicago Diner
I’m sitting here waiting for the new episode of Cupcake Wars with C’est La Vegan and Sticky Fingers to begin, so I may be a little distracted, but I wanted to start sharing my photos from he Little Man’s birthday weekend. On Friday, his actual birthday, we took him to Chicago Diner for lunch. It’s a little bit of a drive, but the little one didn’t mind because we gave him a couple new book cartridges for his reader as his birthday gift.
As soon as we got to Chicago Diner, I asked Little Man what he’d like to order and it was a hands down, “Mac & Cheeze!!” We ordered the kids large thinking he’d have some to take home, but he ate practically the whole bowl! I didn’t even get to taste it, but it must have been some good stuff!
MAC & CHEEZE
Small 3.50 Large 5.50
We ordered the grilled potstickers as our appetizer, and they were so good. I wish Little Man would have tasted one, but he was too busy going to town on that mac & cheeze to be interested.
GRILLED POTSTICKERS 7.50
With cabbage, carrot filling, dipping
sauce & sesame seed topping.
Chris got the same sandwich he got last time. I guess the Radical Reuben has made a fan of my husband!
THE RADICAL REUBEN™ 9.99
Sliced seitan, onions, peppers,
sauerkraut, vegan Thousand Island
Dressing & cheeze, on marbled rye.
I can’t even remember why, but I went with the BBQ Bacon Cheezeburger. It was very tasty! Next time I’m definitely getting something off the brunch menu, though!
BBQ BACON CHEEZEBURGER 9.99
Our seitan patty with veggie bacon &
tangy BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato &
onion with melted cheeze.
Of course, we had to have dessert. You can’t have a birthday without cake! We chose two and let birthday boy pick which he liked best. Picking a dessert is tough…
Waiting for it to arrive is even tougher!
I picked the carrot cake because it’s what I always ordered as a child. Actually, I would just eat the cream cheese frosting and pass off the cake part to my grandpa…
We also chose the Cookies and Cream because, well, cookies and cake? How could we go wrong? I was secretly glad he chose this one after tasting both because it meant I got more of that cream cheese frosting in the carrot cake for myself. They were both awesome, though!
What a delicious and fun way to celebrate a birthday! He had a great time and so did we!
I’ll be back tomorrow with the details of Little Man’s vegan Cat in the Hat birthday party, but here is a sneak peek of the cake I made…