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Back From Chicago: Part 1

  • Aaron F.

    The Chicago trip ended up being a lot of fun and we ended up doing most of the touristy things that I hadn’t done in past trips there.  I normally hate doing touristy things, and I still do, but it was still fun.

You can read more about our trip after the jump if you’d like to…

     On E.Ohio Street there is a breakfast place called ‘Yolk”.  Nicole and Molly had places to eat saved on their Urbanspoon accounts, and this place was on Nicole’s list.  We arrived on a Sunday morning where we stood outside to wait the 45min-1hour projected wait time.  The menu items looked amazing, and it totally looked like a place worth waiting for.  There were so many things on the menu that looked amazing that its unfair to chose even a few to spotlight.  Check it out here.  We were able to sit outside in a beautifully gardened area on an amazing sunny morning.  It couldn’t have been better.  I ordered the Carnita Egg Sandwhich which was pulled pork sauteed with a pineapple mango salsa, topped with goat cheese and a fried egg on a pretzel roll with home fries and fruit.  Nicole went with the Irish Benny which was an English muffin, corned beef hash and sauteed tomato, topped with two poached eggs and homemade hollandaise sauce.  Molly had just created her own omelette, while Patrick ordered one of the more ridiculous/awesome items, “The South Beach”.  This consists of a half of a pineapple, filled with yogurt, diced pineapple, fresh strawberries, granola and walnuts.  As if this weren’t enough, it also came with a giant muffin.  This food was awesome, and the portions were truly american.  We loved this place so much, that we went back for breakfast the second day because there couldn’t possibly be better breakfast anywhere else.

    For the next touristy thing, we were headed for “Navy Pier”.  There was a ridiculous amount of things at this destination to keep people of all ages occupied.  With a giant Ferris wheel and tons of carnival like trinket shops, Navy Pier is definitely a place that you go to once, and then have no desire to ever see it again.  The city views at this place made it worth while, especially from the top of the Ferris Wheel.  The pictures we snapped are a little washed out because we went during prime sunlight.  One of things we really wanted to do was the architectural boat tour down the river, through the city.  If you ever go to Chicago, I highly suggest doing it as you get to see some magnificent views of the city.  Its about 30 bucks a person for an hour ride.  There is also a bar, so if you are like Nicole and I and prefer doing most activities with a cocktail in hand, then its a definite plus.