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.  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}