Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Chi-town Weekend!

I spent last weekend visiting H & J in Chicago and had an awesome weekend! It was my first time in Chi-town (aside from a layover at the airport): Fantastic weather, lots of sightseeing, yummy food, and of course, fun-tastic friends!

Frontera Grill is highly recommended- the food was fresh, tasty, and not too pricey. I especially liked how the tacos came with so many sides, including beans, guacamole, 2 salsas, and fresh tortillas. I would love to come back again and try it out for dinner. Sadly no Rick Bayless sighting, but maybe next time, haha.

Saturday Brunch: Pork al pastor tacos, Frontera Grill

A lot of walking around over the weekend, got to see a good chunk of city including the "Photo Op of Chicago..." Cloud slash Bean.

Cloud Gate slash the Bean

Lots of drinking Saturday night, starting off with Bye Bye Liver, and then to the top of the Hancock Building. Finished off the weekend with a little treat- H had heard about More Cupcakes and it was conveniently right by where we had lunch, after the Architecture Boat Tour. Lots of interesting flavors were listed on their menu, including Salted Caramel, Herb-based cupcakes, and even a BLT cupcake. These cupcakes were $3.50 each, but I think anyone looking for some interesting flavors that you can't get everywhere else would find these worthwhile.

Cupcakes from More Cupcakes
(More/"Hostess cupcake", White Velvet, Red Velvet)

Overall a fantastic weekend for my first time in Chi-town. Thanks again to H & J for hosting and your all-around awesomeness!!


  1. mmmm.... the cupcakes and the food look delicious! yum!

  2. I second what Shannon just said. They both look so good!