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Weber World Summit, Chicago 21st - 24th April 2018 - Day 1, part 2

Posted in Weber World Summit - Chicago by Patrick Loughrey on 22/04/2018

Day 1, Part 2

food coma


  1. a state of sleep or extreme lethargy induced by the consumption of a large amount of food. "I fell into a post-dinner food coma"

    After landing in Chicago we headed straight to Swissotel, Chicago. 3pm US time (10pm body clock time) - We thought it would be sensible to have some light refreshments. A creature of comforts, the American lager offering was not to my taste so I asked for a pint of Stella Artois - perhaps not the most sensible of decisions, considering we still had another 3 hours to wait until dinner! Proving thirsty, this went down very quickly but before the opportunity came to ask for another we engulfed on a brisk walk to downtown Chicago - thanks to Weber's very own, Chris Howard, this ended up as a quick fire pub crawl.

3 hours flew by and before we knew it, we were sat down for dinner at The Weber Grill Restaurant. Weber's UK chief, Francois, took the Wine Menu and with his French influence, who was I to question his choice of red wine?

It would be fair to say that by dinner time, my memory and most of the Weber gang started to become somewhat bleary - tired and under the influence of some much needed refreshments we started to order food. Starters came out and after eating some of the most delicious pork ribs I had ever eaten, I was back to feeling somewhat normal again!

As decided 2 weeks previous, I stuck with my instinct and had the New York Strip steak, medium rare. New York Strip steak to the ignorant Brit or Irishman, is the US term for a Sirloin Steak - nonetheless, it was delicious!

This restaurant genuinely was a Weber enthusiasts' paradise! It was Weber's much better version of a Hard Rock Cafe, induced with Weber memorabilia! The chefs were frantically cooking on 4 giant Weber BBQs and the food produced was incredible!

For anyone visiting Chicago, this is a must do eatery - the food, the service and the restaurant's Weber influence would stay in your memory for a long time!

Writing this entry to my Chicago Diary, it is 5.30am and the sun is rising over Lake Michigan - it is stunning. With a slightly sore head, but with plenty of Weber adrenaline, I am looking forward to what will be a great day ahead!