Tuesday, August 28, 2012
This past weekend we had the privilege of attending our friend's son's wedding in Chicago. While the bridal parents were busy with details, we were out on the town visiting some favorite haunts in Chicago and some new experiences we don't recommend and of course, shopping.
Our first day we hit our favorite lunch spot, Fox and Obel's. Its a grocer and a small sandwich shop. We were a bit disappointed our favorite sandwich had disappeared but I had a Roast Beef with Blue cheese and Brie. It was great. Dinner at a Mediterranean place on the beach sounded wonderful but proved to be less than ordinary. It was no where near the grilled lamb and feta I expected. The location was superb but it is obviously a start up place and the night we visited they were not out to impress.
Breakfast the next morning at Yolks was a pleasant surprise. Mat met with us while the ladies were grooming and we met a lot of other family and friends there. We scored a beautiful spot outdoors and had a great meal.
After a full day of shopping and lunch downtown we were ready to get on our dancing shoes and attend a beautiful wedding with a great family. I have never met a family where you simply feel part of the group. Sisters, brothers and in-laws, they are all so welcoming and inclusive. The dinner was great as was the libations, organization and party music. The happy couple winged their way to Greece the next morning while we all sat in the lobby and said our goodbyes to new and old friends and family. Later we ordered a pizza from Joe Malinati's. A deep dish Chicago delight! The next morning before our train ride to Midway we stopped at the Austrian Bakery above. So tasty and unusual for breakfast. I was little disappointed that I did not get a Bavarian pretzel and Weisswurst. I had ham and shirred eggs instead as the pretzels were not yet baked.
Mat and Lori graciously took our bags back to Omaha in the car so we could travel a bit lighter on the train. It really made a difference.