Weekend in Chicago

IMG_4622 I went to Chicago a few weeks ago for work. I was there for almost a week so I am really behind by not posting anything about it. Chicago is awesome. I basically did all of the touristy stuff (went to the Chicago Art Institute, took a thousand pictures at that massive metal bean in Millenium Park, attended a Cubs game, and went on an architectural boat tour) and of course, experienced some amazing food. My favorite restaurants were Avec, The Purple Pig, and Little Goat Diner. Β Little Goat Diner is the sister to Girl and the Goat. The executive chef is Top Chef's Stephanie Izard, so it's nearly impossible to get a last minute reservation. Luckily, Little Goat Diner is open for lunch so we were able to get in. Here are some pics from the week.

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{Chorizo stuffed dates wrapped in bacon at Avec}

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{Little Goat Diner - I got a scallion pancake topped with slaw and pork}

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{The Purple Pig - vanilla soft-serve with strawberry balsamic topping & cheese plate}