Birthday cake and a dog

If it’s your birthday, you gotta have cake right? So I’ve been told. But what if you don’t really like cake that much? What if you like blueberry pie?

Celebrating my birthday in Chicago got me the following:
a) my favorite pizza – Giordano’s
b) favorite band – The Police
c) in my favorite ballpark – Wrigley field
d) my favorite dog – Portillo’s

Portillo’s (pronounced Por-tee-ohs or Por-till-ohs depending on your preference) has a great dog. I think it’s missing celery salt, but other than that it’s fantastic. The hot dog has just the righ seasonings to handle the ridiculous amount of toppings required for a true Chicago Dog:
Mustard, Relish, onions, tomato slices, a pickle.

Portillo’s also has an invention that somehow I’d missed in the past, but my friend Jessica introduced me to.

The Chocolate Cake Shake

Yes… it’s a piece of chocolate cake, frosting and everything blended into a chocolate shake. A whole piece of cake – in a shake. Cake – shake – got it?


I’d still prefer the Blueberry Pie Shake.

…maybe it’s just me?

2 Replies to “Birthday cake and a dog”

  1. Hey Brian,

    Nope, it’s not just you. I prefer a blueberry pie over cake for my birthday as well, with strawberry pie coming in a close second.

    Fresh fruit was a bit sparse here over my birthday, so I opted for a Red Velvet cake. Extremely tasty, but not the usual birthday celebration.

    Blueberry pie for our birthday. Maybe it’s the day … :-P

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