Monthly Archives: June 2015

Weekend getaway

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This past weekend we made a road trip to Chicago. What is The Windy City known for? Well, pizza and hotdogs. So, while in Chicago you at least have to try them. I had never had a Chi style hotdog but it includes “yellow mustard, chopped white onions, bright green sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, pickled sport peppers and a dash of celery salt” (according to Wiki). Also, deep dish pizza. I thought it was deep dish just by using a lot of crust but no. That thickness comes from layers of cheese as well!

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Clockwise from top left. Eataly has been on a few blogs I read and I was excited to see this food paradise! Inside included around 8 different restaurants (one being a Nutella bar for all you Nutella lovers) as well as a ton of kitchen gadgets. We ended up grabbing a sandwich made with prosciutto, buffalo mozarella, tomato and basil. Next is an assortment of the sweet treats they had out. I didn’t have any. #patience

Third, one of the huge buildings that graced downtown Chicago. Fourth, after waiting in the cold rain for an hour and a half we toured the famous Shedd Aquarium. This blue lobster is one in a million! For our special exhibit we got to touch stingrays! Next, obviously coffee. The locally roasted Metropolis is what we sampled. Last, previously mentioned hotdog.

Random sidenote, Snapchat has stories now where they feature a specific city or event and while we were there it was Chicago! Turns out, the spring awakening festival was going on…bring on all the highschoolers.

Some of the spots we went to eat and drink included FruVe Juicery

juice (from Fruvexpressjuicery.com)

and it was amazing. I loved the info graphic they had out shown above. I had a drink with maca, cacao, banana, chia and coconut water, it was delish! More reviews to come later.

Have you tried maca before?

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