Claiming that the internet could “run out of space” talking about her favorite restaurants in Chicago, Tina Fey took some time out of her busy 30 Rock schedule to recommend a few local spots. Needless to say, she doesn’t spend much time discussing the high end offerings of our city. No, her first pick is Athenian Room solely because of the roast chicken and fries: “It’s cooked on a spit, it comes on a bed of steak fries and the chicken juice gets into the fries. Unbelievable.” It’s a dish so good, she claims it makes Chicago a better city than New York. Well, that and we have a beach which one can use “10 days a year.” Okay, so she did have one gripe with Chicago.
Fey stated her allegiance to Jimmy Johns over our local sandwich institution, Potbelly’s. “I’ll say something right here, I’ll say here on the computer. I like Jimmy John’s better than Pot Belly’s. Take that Chicago. I just sent a ripple through the Chicago sandwich community.” What! That’s crazy.
Tina Fey Loves Chicago [HuffPost]