I’ve already shared about the great food at Flip’s in Glen Ellyn, IL…today I want to focus on their cool, vintage sign! I’m assuming the covered part is a branding issue (possibly it used to say Scala’s?), but other than that, it’s the same sign I remember from my childhood, and from who-knows-how-long before that!
Chicago has a lot of great food, and the best kind of restaurant is one that has a wide selection of favorites like gyros, Italian beef and/or sausage, patty melts, and hamburgers. Flip’s in Glen Ellyn, IL, is just such a place.
Now, I know that when I lived in Wheaton, I drove by Flip’s on Roosevelt Road countless times. I don’t think I actually ate there back then, though. That all changed when we were up in the Chicago area for Frosty Faustings, and I’m glad I finally had a chance to try it out!
The interior is just what you would expect…small! Small and friendly, with a good menu, and fun vintage details:
The food was excellent. I went with my personal favorite, gyros, and they were prepared just right. Turkey was ambitious and ordered a gyro burger, and he loved it. Among other things, members of our group also tried the tuna melt (delicious) and the saganaki (also delicious).
There are many places like Flip’s all throughout Chicagoland, and if you’re visiting, you should pick one and try some of Chicago’s (delicious) native foods!
Did I mention why we were in Chicagoland in the first place? Ryan was working at/playing in the Frosty Faustings fighting game tournament. We couldn’t get free spectator passes like we have in the past at Combo Breaker, so we didn’t get to see much of the event, but we did peek in on Saturday morning:
We had more plans for Saturday, starting with a visit to Wheaton College’s campus to see the Perry mastodon and the Billy Graham Center Museum, which included a walk through “heaven:”
We also enjoyed a lunch featuring some of Chicago’s best foods at Flip’s in Glen Ellyn:
It occurred to me last year that I had been remiss in not taking the Fab Five to the Popcorn Store in downtown Wheaton, so we visited what is probably Chicagoland’s narrowest store, and picked out about $10 worth of candy to share:
Then we went back to the hotel for a little more cable TV, and a nice picture of the Fab Five:
We went to church at St. John Wheaton for the third time, but this was the first time we were there in the evening:
After church, we enjoyed a German dinner at Schnitzel Platz:
Once we were back at the hotel, we stayed awake watching Worst Cooks in America for as long as we could since it was our last night in the hotel!