rootbeer and chips – food cycling

We happened into an upscale restaurant halfway through a bike ride to LaSalle Illinois. Cycling into a town, you roll up and down the small main-street looking for a place that looks good. Across the street from a hot-dog place was the Uptown Grill. We normally try the hot-dog place almost every time, but since my daughter was riding with us, we decided a place with napkins would be in order. The grill turned out to be a very fine restaurant with a complex menu and fine wine list. But, for a biking lunch I threw down the gauntlet. What kind of root-beer do you serve ?

This is one fine root-beer.

This is one fine root-beer.

They say hunger is the best sauce for food, but a hot humid bike ride can help a root-beer taste pretty good. Hank’s from Philadelphia was a rich smooth root-beer, served in a chilled glass. A restaurant that cares about its root-beer just has to care about everything.

We had Gorgonzola chips, fresh made chips so crispy and light your fingers didn’t get greasy.

behold Gorgonzola chips, guilt free with a six hour bike ride

behold Gorgonzola chips, guilt free with a six hour bike ride

Having just been in France, this reminded me welcome back home to American cuisine.

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14 Comments on “rootbeer and chips – food cycling”

  1. lynndiane says:

    Yep, you earned that root beer and chips 🙂

  2. Kristi says:

    I wouldn’t say no to that root beer. Looks good. But 6 hours bike ride? Wow, that’s like 6 work outs…all combined in one. Impressive. 🙂

  3. You made me thirsty looking at that rootbeer. 🙂

  4. susank456 says:

    Looks very yummy.

    • billgncs says:

      The interesting thing is that LaSalle is a city that seems to be having a tough time – the main street was one of those places that shout out that the past was better than the present.

      We were very surprised to find a restaurant like this there.

  5. J’espère que vous pouvez parler français maintenant, puisque vous visité la France Bill. 😉
    Diana xo

    p.s. It seems in North America, we can take any food and over do it.


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