I really do love visiting Ashley in Chicago. Always something fun and different to do, but it’s full of favorites that I could always go back to.
We lucked out with pretty great weather – high 50’s most of the weekend, sunshine, and a nice breeze! Everything I packed worked out great. I brought 1 jacket instead of 2 and it was the right decision. I so LOVE having a light suitcase!
We had high tea at a place called Soho House. It’s a member’s only club that started in the UK and has locations all over the world. The bottom level is for us commoners so we were able to enjoy some tea & cakes 🙂 We were also able to go to the member’s only area because Ashley has a friend on the board! It was a really fun thing to be able to do. I love pretending I’m fancy.
|Waiting for our tea!|
The reason for the trip and the true highlight – Jimmy Eat World! They were playing the album “Futures” all the way through and it certainly did not disappoint. I mean seriously – seeing your favorite band, play your favorite album, with your favorite female (aka best friend)…. I don’t know if it gets much better!
|The first sold out show of the tour!|
Any other Jimmy fans out there? Definitely catch this tour if you can!!!
We also ate some really delicious food. Here are a few to try if you’re in Logan Square/Wicker Park.
Billy Sunday: All I have to say about Billy is make sure you get the relish tray & a side of their breads. You won’t regret it.
Trike: Thai food delivered to your door. What’s not to like? The portions were huge and I wish I would have saved half for later (rather than letting it sit out and be wasted!). I’ll be back here.
Reno: We’ve eaten here once before, but what I love about Reno is that they have tons of creative sandwiches & pizzas… and suggests adding an egg to everything so I’m definitely on board! They have a nice patio on the square so it’s great people watching. Please note that they’re cash only.
The Winchester: We brunched here and enjoyed their outdoor patio. I’d take advantage of that if the weather allows. Also, they serve Metric Coffee, a newer roaster in Chicago that happens to be quite tasty!
L’Patron: Also cash only. But extremely cheap and TASTY! Vegetarian taco of the day?! Sign me up! This was also a repeat but it’s a good “fast” food option that tastes great.
There are so many places to eat and drink in that area, so pick one and give it a shot!
Another Chicago weekend on the books. I don’t know when I’ll be back but I’m already looking forward to it! We had such a good time and I love eating my way around the city with Ash.
For all the Jimmy fans… here’s the video I took during my favorite song, “23” – it’s the full song, so enjoy! Definitely not the best camera work (I was trying to enjoy the song LIVE while I was there and film at the same time… so forgive my questionable frames, angles, etc!)