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Chicago Recap

A couple weeks ago, I was able to visit friends and family in Chicago! I love Chicago a lot! It’s a fun city with so much to do! It can be a little intimidating in size, but once you find your niche or neighborhoods to hang out in, its pretty easy to navigate. I have become a frequent of the blue line¬†train, and I use google maps transit to get around.

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Highlights from the weekend

  • Some of my extended family lives in Chicago, and I was able to see them downtown for dinner. We went to dinner at Cafe Spiaggi. It was really good to see them!
  • On Friday, we went to dinner at Bar Cocina with friends- the food was great there! Try the Sweet Potato Enchiladas!
  • Badger win over Purdue, we went to the local Badger bar to watch it
  • I love Shopping in Wicker Park. Seriously, I am obsessed with the store- Vintage Charm. I’ve been there a few times, and I’ve also seen it on Jess’s blog. I have gotten a purse here before, and this time I purchased a new candle. Also, David’s Tea, they have the cutest tea advent calendars, and my friends and I got them!
  • On Saturday night, we went to Live Music at Joe’s on Weed- Rod Tuffcurls and the Benchpress. Had a great time seeing this cover band.
  • Did you know that there is a new taco bell concept called Taco Bell Cantina? This taco bell sells alcohol. Don’t worry, I’ve been there. ¬†Got the sangria with my meal. There was even an open kitchen concept where people could sit at the bar and see the employees making the food. Gotta love it.
  • In general, I love Chicago because of all the college friends that live nearby. I was able to see a lot of friends, some expected, and some unexpected! It’s always fun to catch up with so many great friends. I love Denver, but it’s cool that so many Madison Alum live in Chicago!

The weekend in Photos

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Cafe Spiaggi- delicata squash

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Cafe Spiaggi- Campanelle pasta with red and yellow beets, almonds, goat cheese

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There are heat lamps on the Blue Line train. Colorado needs this!!!

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Pretty views of the river!

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Kale and Artichoke Dip– YUM!!!

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So much love to these girls!!!!

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Saturday night out in Chicago!

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Taco Bell Cantina, no shame here.

What are your favorites in Chicago?

Also check out- Weekend Trip to Seattle, and Up North

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