Several of the restaurants in this little burb have outdoor seating and dogs are allowed at a few, so sometimes they let me tag along.
Mom had one stop to make, a little restaurant that makes the BEST Argintine Empanadas. It's called Empanadus and has a location in Riverside AND LaGrange in Chicagoland. Empanadas are these wonderfully flaky pastries that look like little turnovers, full of veggies and meats and various cheeses. Mom said it's SO worth the drive there to get a box lunch or take home something for dinner. You can buy one or a hundred and get them fresh and hot or uncooked and frozen to do yourself at home.
They also have dessert ones such as nutella and banana, and apple and cinnamon and there are salads and soups and some wonderful non alcoholic drinks to have. We weren't going to eat here though, just get some empanadas frozen to take home for dinner.
Mom didn't think they allowed dogs inside, so I'll just take a peek in while she goes in the door.
It's the world's biggest Empanada Stuffie!
Almost had it. Next time that giant stuffie is MINE.