I think the thing with Le Dog is that if it sounds good, it’s really good, but if it sounds normal, it’s pretty ordinary. I’ve had a pretty ordinary chicken noodle soup here. The best soup I’ve ever had here was a ribollita, an Italian soup made of veggies, sausage, and potatoes. I’ve only seen it once though!
Monday I decided to get the cheesy chicken tortilla soup, which is one of the most popular soups Le Dog offers. As I was waiting for my soup, the woman behind me in line went up to order and said to the worker, “I just realized I don’t have enough cash… would it be possible for you to spot me?” The worker said “yeah, no problem, that’s fine,” with a big smile. Not sure if she was a regular or something, but it was still nice regardless.
When my friend Max had this soup on Friday, he took one taste and said, “This is by far the best chicken tortilla soup I’ve ever had.” As I was eating it outside on Monday, this woman passed by and stopped and said, “Where did you get that soup!? It looks really good!” It definitely is really good. The cheese makes it thicker than normal chicken tortilla soup, but it isn’t an overwhelming amount of cheese. It’s also a little bit on the spicy side, as I spotted a few jalepeno pieces in my soup.
Today’s Michigan Celebrity Spotting: I’m pretty sure I saw Meryl Davis walking by Angell Hall on State Street.
I was really excited to go to Le Dog on Tuesday! On Monday’s menu, it said that it would be offering a cassoulet on Tuesday, and they only have it once a year. I had to get it!
It was more of a stew, not a soup, which might be why it was labeled the “best item today” and not the “best soup today”. I was actually a little disappointed with this. It was advertised as “duck, pork, lamb, sausage, beans, tomatoes + spicy herbs”. So you’d think there’d be a lot of meat in it, right!? However, I’d say it was 70% beans and 30% meat. And even with the meat, it had way more sausage than it had duck, pork, or lamb. I think it had one chunk of lamb in it… that one chunk was very good though. This was extremely filling and I didn’t even finish half of it, I saved it and ate the rest for dinner.
Today’s Michigan Celebrity Spotting: Mary Sue Coleman crossing Ann Arbor’s most annoying intersection (if you’re driving) at South U and State St. Denard Robinson and Kevin Koger chillin’ on a friend’s porch at State and McKinley.
I realized I had spent $28.50 on SOUP in the last four days and decided to take Max up on his offer of bringing over food… which was soup. Hahaha. Thanks Rachael!