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Chicago is amazing… obviously. Here are some of the things on our summer bucket list in Chicago.
2. Pitchfork Music Festival July 19-21
3. The Chicago Air and Water Show August 17-18
See our post from last year’s show
4. Day drink at Castaway’s at North Ave Beach
5. Brunch at Zella.. best deal in the city!
6. Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo… free admission!
7. Margs and Tacos at Big Star
8. Visit the Green City Market on a Saturday for fresh and locally grown fruit and veggies
9. Get DOSED on a Sunday
10. Taste of Chicago, July 10-14
11. Lollapalooza! Aug 2-4
Did we miss anything? Suggestions? I have a feeling we’ll be adding a Chicago Summer Bucket List Part Deux sometime soon….
While J and some of our other friends were roadtrippin to Lexington to watch Marquette play in a nail biter against Butler on Saturday, R and the rest of the people in Chicago had a nice little day in Chicago. We went to Haymarket for some brews while waiting for a table at Little Goat.
Little Goat is Top Chef Winner Stephanie Izard’s restaurant and is located on Randolph street in Chicago among some of the best restaurants in the city. It’s known for its eclectic menu items. Here is what we had!
Kristen got the Los Drowned. Not a good picture, I know.
Susanne got the Spiced Apple Pancakes
And the Little Goat coffee, an espresso with goat milk cream and caramel on top.
Katelyn got the Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich
We also got some Mac and Cheese to try!
And finally, I got the gluten free sourdough pancakes with an egg on the side. Yum!
And I also got a cocktail What’s brunch without gin? This is ‘The Fizz’ with gin, egg white, and lime. Something else too but I can’t remember. It was pretty tasty!
I think we were successful… We were stuffed!
Katelyn the food blogger getting her shots in… Make sure to check out her blog. Her pictures on this meal are bound to be better than mine!
Then we decided to take a nice walk through Chicago… It was a beautiful day!
We ended up a Bub City in River North for some more cocktails before the Marquette game. Bub City is this awesome country bar that has amazing BBQ. I wish we weren’t so full from LG otherwise the menu at Bub looked amazing! I stuck with just a cocktail… the Coffin Nail. Letherbee Gin, Falernum, and Lime. Delicious!
It’s days like this when you realize how awesome it is to live in Chicago.
A few weeks ago Katelyn and R went to the Chicago Mosaic School in …. Chicago! We bought a Living Social deal for a BYOB Mosaic making class.. sounded fun! And it was. I will say that making mosaics is much harder than you think it would be… But this place is amazing! Its the ONLY mosaic school in the US and they have artists from all over the world studying and creating art in this amazing space.
While we were there there was a Chicago exhibit going on.. how amazing are these?
Time for us to begin…. I chose a sailboat as my design and Katelyn chose a design-y design for hers. First we gathered our glass and materials.
As it turns out, I am God- awful at mosaic-making and Katelyn is pretty good.
Hysterical, right? What is that even?
Katelyn’s is actually a piece of art. Since I finished mine quickly (there was no point, mine was a lost cause) I made another quick one for my bathroom- I have a light blue and yellow theme going on in there. This is still not great, but at least it will match!
And there you have it. Ha. Our neighbor did a Michigan M, which I thought was picture-worthy. Plus she did it in about 6 minutes… awesome.
So I guess the moral of the story is that I am not good at mosaics. It was a really fun night and the teachers here were great- they gave great instruction and gave me some really nice unwarranted compliments on my horrible pieces of ‘art’. Honestly though, they were great, they even provided some snacks! I highly recommend taking a class here, its a fun way to pass some time and create something unique. We also got to witness some amazing mosaic artists from around the world working on the most intricate pieces… we were in awe. Even if you don’t take a class there, it is such a cool place just to pop in and look around at the current exhibit. But- I recommend the class! We got to cut glass and get creative for a few hours on a Friday night with some wine. A+ in my book!
J is a huge seafood person & had to try out Joe’s Prime Steak, Seafood & Stone Crab. It was so good. So much food, great atmosphere, awesome service. For the $33 fixed meal, it was a ton of amazing food, so it was definitely worth it!
Appetizer ~ greens salad, manhattan clam chowder, or stone crab bisque
Pacific Rock crab claws (amazing)
6 oz. filet mignon & lobster tail
The dishes came with cheesy garlic mashed potatoes, hash brows, & cole slaw that he made at the table
K from Attention to Eattail told me I had to get the grilled tomato ~ thankfully it came as a side to the steak & lobster dish! She was spot on, this was amazing! Definitely a must when you go here.
Check out their website, they have a lot of events ~ Valentine’s Day & Pie of the Month!