My recent long weekend in Chicago was really two adventures: One that was all about eating, drinking, touring, and shopping. And one that was all about rocking.
Angie and I fell in love with the Ruby Red Lemon Drop Martinis at the Grill on the Alley and had (at least) one each day:
The sunset view at the Signature Lounge was fantastic:
We spent Friday on Bobby’s Bikes, Bites & Brews tour:
We had a slice at Gino’s East.
Here’s my Key Lime Cupcake at Swirlz, the oldest cupcake only bakery in the city.
We shared a Chicago style dog at Murphy’s Red Hot.
Angie: Can you cut it in half?
Murphy: Do you want me to eat it for you, too?
Locals recommended Gene & Georgetti, and it did not disappoint.
Yes, I ordered pasta at a steakhouse.
Shared desserts are the sign of a great evening.
As for the the rocking part of the weekend:
A storm moving through the Chicago area interrupted the set after only a few songs and delayed the show nearly three hours. What started at 8pm didn’t end until 2am. The whole thing was… well, read this to get a tiny idea of the huge magic.
My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of razzmatazz