If you’re anything like me, you’re currently thinking “Where the hell did September go??” For a relaxed and calm month, it sure went by fast. After a crazy first half of 2017, it has been nice taking the last couple of months off to enjoy Chicago and do some of the things we love most. For my husband, it’s cooking, and for me, it’s reading. I may have read more books in the last 30 days, than I have in all of 2016. (If you need a book recommendation, hmu).
In a way to shake things up a little #ontheblog, I am recapping what our September looked like. I didn’t snap as many photos as usual this past month (who am I), but I managed to pull together some of my favorite moments. If you are planning a trip to Chicago for the fall/winter (you should), then you can get a look at some of my favorite places to frequent.
Spent the Weekends..
Eating hotdogs at a Cubs Game. I mean…
the only one reason I love going to baseball games is for the hotdogs and beer. Fun Fact: Goose Island has a beer that is only sold within Wrigley Field. You can find it at the Giordano’s stand on the ground floor #yourewelcome.
Cheering on the Huskers. If you are a Husker fan (GBR!) and make a visit to the Windy City during football season, be sure to add Kirkwoods to your agenda. It’s a Husker bar with fabulous food, great drink specials, and you’re almost guaranteed to run into someone you know!
Ate & Drank at..
Bistro Zinc. Holy Yum-i-ness. I’ve walked by this restaurant maybe a million times and have been dying to try it. I had a French craving a few weeks, and we found ourselves walking in late on a Thursday. I cannot say enough good things. The French Onion Soup made my heart happy. This is now my go-to French spot in Chicago.
The Upside Down. I was really hoping Barb would make an appearance. Emporium Bar in Chicago created an incredible Stranger Things pop-up bar in Logan Square. Unfortunately, it is closed after it’s six week run, but boy was it fun. The attention to detail was extraordinary. There were even Eggos in the cocktails!
Delicious Homemade Bread. My husband’s aunt made this bread for us while we were in Boston this summer. We finally made time to make it, IT IS SO GOOD. No bread machine required. And it’s such an easy prep process. Impress your dinner guests with this recipe.
New York City for 36 Hours. I met my husband in NYC for a short trip. We stayed at a new hotel, checked out a restaurant on our bucket list, and spent a few hours roaming around our favorite city. Can we move there already?
What do you have planned for October? If you are heading to Chicago, let me know. I would love to meet up or send recommendations your way.