well, then definitely try Eddie Gaedel’s in Elburn. They have housemade baked beans that’ll blow your mind and german potato salad. Dare I say, better than my German mother’s. Oh, and Friday fish fry is a game changer. No straws. http://www.eddiegaedelpubandgrill.com/
We ultimately chose Craft Urban. Well, Sara chose Craft Urban because she had never been. I had their Nice Salad and Charred Cauliflower, both were superb. Sara had the Short Rib Burger and she whispered unprovoked, “this might be the best local burger I’ve had.”
I appreciate all of your suggestions, too! We’ll definitely visit the non-winners since we go out for dinner. A LOT. Yep, I’ve made note of the ones we’ve never been to. I’m interested in visiting the Elburn restaurants as we’ve never ventured farther west than Randall that I can remember.
Note to restaurateurs: having an easy to find, up-to-date menu on your website along with your phone number and address is mission critical in the here and now.
Also, having at least one vegetarian option on Le Menu is helpful. I’m not saying it’s required but it can be deciding factor in where we eat.
Sara makes no bones about eating good meat and I’ll happily accompany her wherever she goes unless… I’m stuck drinking cucumber water through a paper straw like a moron.
Fish sammies are probably the easiest. Baked beans in a hotdog bun with a side of coleslaw will work.
PS- I’m still wondering about Craft Urban’s white brick building, too… 🤔