Miss Chef and I had a great, busy, memorable and exhausting trip to Chicago. We ate a lot, walked a lot, rode the El a lot, saw a lot, bought some, saw some friends and generally crammed in as much as we could in the six days we had.
We stayed with a friend of mine from college days, Fred, and his wife Sarah, as well as their dog and two cats. We actually didn't see all that much of Fred & Sarah, as we were up and out of the house most days. Miss Chef had definitely scheduled in three restaurants she wanted to dine at--Tru, Avec and Topolobampo--and we found several more in the neighborhood's website. We were staying in Andersonville, a lovely, hip and increasingly touristy area north of town. So not only did we have the usual Chicago stuff to see--Second City, Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum--but a lot to see and do right around us.
When we got home, we had taken over 100 photos, but I've whittled it down to 20 to share with you all. Don't worry, I've done it in slideshow format, so this post won't go on forever. Fair warning though, it was overcast much of the time, so there's a lot of gray. Still, I hope you enjoy it!