So, when I see places on Travel Channel, Bravo, Food Network, Style Network, etc. in Chicago that I haven’t eaten at yet, I feel the unstoppable urge to eat there and eat there soon. Several months ago The Depot American Diner was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on Food Network. This short segment got me hooked. Donuts? Turkey sandwiches that look like Thanksgiving dinner? Yes. Please.
Ryan and I attempted to go the weekend after this episode first aired. Needless to say, that was not a good idea. The line was out the door. That didn’t worry me too much. I have waited in long long long lines to get into certain restaurants in Chicago. However, as we waited in line, all of us waiting were saddened as information was passed on to us. They are out of pot roast. They are out of turkey. They are out of donuts?!?!?!?!? Well, I guess we’ll be back another time. Today was that time.
Ryan had the ribs. I had the open-face turkey sandwich. And then we shared a batch of donuts. Or rather, Ryan ate one of them and I ate the rest. Let me just say, the donuts are reason alone to go. I’ve had “gourmet” donuts before. I’ve had some really delicious “gourmet” donuts before. But these, are perfect. They taste kind of like a funnel cake….but as a donut. Oh. My. Goodness. So good.
So, it is kind of a long drive from where we live. However, it is worth the drive.
I can’t wait to go back.
And I will be getting more of those donuts.