Chicago Weekend Recap

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend 🙂

My family was reunited this weekend as my parents, my boyfriend, Nick, and I went to Chicago to visit Amanda and her husband, Kevin. I love when we all get to spend time together. Here is a look into our time in the Windy (or should I say rainy) City…Enjoy!

Friday

After our four hour drive, we arrived in Chicago in time to have appetizers and drinks at Amanda and Kevin’s apartment before heading to dinner at Wildfire. I ordered the chopped salad. I loved the avocado (one of my favorite foods), citrus vinaigrette and how each bite had toppings in it. It was very flavorful and filling.togetheratheart_chicagoAfter great conversation and food, we headed to the Berkshire Room to enjoy a cocktail.togetheratheart_chicagotogetheratheart_chicagoWhile chatting over drinks, Kevin asked my dad what he wanted to do the remainder of the night and somehow, Whirlyball came up. Kevin is known for turning talk into reality and before we knew it we were getting ready to play Whirlyball (Amanda and I in wedges!).togetheratheart_chicagoThe game ended in a tie and while it was a random end to the evening, we all had a lot of fun!

Saturday

We had a lazy morning before heading out to the local art fair to take advantage of the nice weather. On the way, I made everyone stop at the Cupcake ATM. I was very excited and my family claims I am too easily pleased. Sometimes it’s the little things in life  (especially if it’s something sweet)!togetheratheart_chicago We walked around the art fair for a while and of course had to enjoy a Goose Island 312 to cool us off as it was hot and humid mid-day. togetheratheart_chicagoWhen we all started getting hungry, we headed to Lux Bar for some lunch. Nick claims they have the best burger and I must admit my turkey burger was pretty darn good! It was topped with avocado (noticing a pattern here?), white cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Yum!togetheratheart_chicagoOur final thing on the agenda for the day was to attend a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Amanda and Kevin got my dad tickets as an early Father’s Day present. My dad was very excited to be at the historic field and says he can check it off his bucket list now. togetheratheart_chicagoUnfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate and it started pouring in the 5th inning. We were still able to enjoy a couple beers and watch the Cubs get a few good runs. We ended the night with some Lou Malnati’s pizza (our favorite Chicago-style pie) and HGTV. Nothing like relaxing with your family on a rainy night!

Sunday

Amanda and I woke up bright and early to attend a Soulcycle class. We did cycling in college and we were excited to do it together again. It was definitely challenging! We will feature more on our Soulcycle class in a future post. Stay tuned!We then had brunch at Chicago Cut Steakhouse. We visited this restaurant the weekend of Amanda and Kevin’s engagement celebration and we were all happy to be back. I am a pancake lover and I was not disappointed by the warm stack of blueberry pancakes I ordered. togetheratheart_chicagoWe ended our trip in the city with a walk along the river. togetheratheart_chicagoWe had an eventful, but relaxing weekend. It is always fun to visit my sister and brother-in-law!

Until next time Chicago!

– M –

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