There is a new place in town. It is a great place for that business meeting , to sit down and watch that championship game, and also the food and drinks are top notch. Bull Dog started in places like Carol Stream and Aurora and now slowly but surely, it is making its way into the Windy City. We got the chance to visit the newest Bulldog right down the street from us.
There was just so much food to choose from that one visit just won’t do it. The bar is well stocked with wines and brews. They even have some special cocktails that we will try when it gets warmer. But with so much to try , we decided to go with our server’s recommendation and munch on some starters. They range from the super spicy jalapeno poppers where the filling is actually in real jalapeno peppers to the loaded chicken nachos. When they say loaded, they mean it. These nachos are covered with cheese, sour creme, and fresh guacamole. (Everything is made in house) Chunks of chicken are thrown in to make it a taste experience. You can get them with or without the jalapenos. They also have wings with (count em) fourteen sauces. You can even get boneless wings and on Thursdays they are only 89 cents with a beverage. Their pizza is a winner too. I paired this food with a glass of Angry Orchard cider. Ciders are featured here too.
The entrees are meals in themselves. We tried the macaroni and cheese and I got to tell you , it is the best mac and cheese that we have tried in a while. The sauce had that cheesy flavor and the bread crumbs on top added to the dish. If you want, they will also add andoule sausage , chili , or chicken to the mac and cheese. But for the record, if you are purist , the mac and cheese will be the ultimate comfort food. Good to know with Lent coming up.
Burgers are works of art at Bulldog. The burgers are big and there is a wide variety of toppings that you can enjoy. You can put an egg and ham on a sandwich and put it between two waffles. Cheese is the word with American, Swiss, and Goat cheese. You can even get a sandwich with a pear on it. Jen is such a purist that she had to order the American burger. It definitely made two meals. I opted to try one of the salads and a wrap. Salads and wraps are stuffed with only the good stuff and the dressings are made right in the restaurant . The salads are filled with only good and natural things. I tried the goat on a date and there was plenty of grilled chicken and avocado in it. The bang bang shrimp wrap has a yummy chili sauce that had a little kick to it. I also had to have one of my faves and that is the reuben with curly fries. The sandwich was on toasted marble rye with a stack of corned beef.
The desserts we tried were scrumptious . The doughnuts came with homemade sauces that were rich and thick. The chocolate was my favorite . as well as the raspberry . I really liked the other dessert , the apple crumble. Slices of apple were put in layers and topped with ice cream and covered with a crumb crust. The apple crust reminded me of something that my mother made and it took me back home to Ohio. That is another feature of this place is with so many dishes, no matter if you come from California or Ohio, you will find something that reminds you of home and that is so important with so many transfers and students that come from different parts of the country. Bulldog is also a great place to go to with mom and dad when they say they want to take you and your new friends out. There are specials every night like dollar burger night and the all you can eat fish fry on Friday.There is also a 6.99 lunch menu and food for the kiddies as well. With great food like this, Bulldog is a welcome addition to the neighborhood and we hope they will be around for quite a long time.