9.09.2013

chi-town shenannies

Chicago (said in my best Midwest accentShenanigans were short and sweet, but they sure were fantastic. Technically, the wedding we traveled out for was in Galena, IL, which if you're keeping track at home is really close to Iowa and was like a 3 hour drive outside Chicago. Who knew?! 


Luckily, we were traveling with my old college roomie and her bf, whom (nice use of whom, Brooke) I worked with for a few summers in Alaska, so the trip was entertaining.  



The day after the wedding we drove back to Chicago for the night to see the city and watch a Cubs game since Brad is a huge fan even if they never win.


We flicked the Beanwalked around Millennium Park, and did a little window shopping at Zara (wanted everything).

My favorite part of the trip, even if our reservation wasn't until 10:45pm, was eating at the Girl & The Goat. Best.Meal.Of.My.Life. I mean their about section isn't lying when they claim it is a rustic and badass environment  The owner, Stephanie Izard, was the winner of Top Chef season 4 (love that show, ps). 

We knew going into the meal we wanted to treat ourselves.  13 plates of food, 2 desserts, and 1 bottle of wine later, we were full and happy :) My favorite was probably the grilled baby octopus or maybe even the duck tongue, oh and the green beans, sheeet, not sure if I can pick a favorite. Did I mention I love food?! 

So yeah, that pretty much wrapped up the trip. We hit a breakfast spot on the way back to the airport and called it a success. Would have loved to spend a little more time in Chicago, but all in all the wedding was gorgeous, the people were great company, and Chicago fed us well! As always, I linked up with Sami, to share these Chi-Town Shenannies.


Cheers! 

<3 BB 








20 comments

Sara Elizabeth said...

love love love your dress in that first set of pictures!! Glad you had a great weekend!!

kailyn marie said...

pack me in your suitcase next time, kthanx!

p.s. nice face b*rad, you look so in love.

Brad Snook said...

#treatyo'self

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i love chitown! also, i love your shoes in the fist set of pics :)

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Kay said...

Grilled baby octopus? Duck tongue? You are adventurous! But I did love you dress in the first couple pictures! And love Chicago, so you win for this weekend's shenannies.

Lauren said...

OMG you are adventurous! I'm not that good. Like I emailed you, we went to Little Goat Diner which is way more simple and casual so I can only IMAGINE how fabulous her "real" place is!

Helene in Between said...

looks like you had an awesome trip! i have only been to chicago once and it was too short! i only saw the outside of wrigley field!

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon said...

DA BEAN!! That thing. :)
ps. Added your button to my blog. Because, basically, I love you.

xo
Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

Kasey Lynne said...

you so pritty.

Nancy said...

looks like it was a blast! Cute photos! =)
xo,
nancy

http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

13 plates of food?!? That sounds incredible and also mildly painful :)

Sara Elizabeth said...

I love and envy all of your shenannies!! Two of my besties just went to g&g a couple weeks ago and raved big time too!!

Rachel Sedaker said...

13 plates of food?! That had to have been amazing.

Tara said...

Sounds like an awesome trip!
I am jealous of that dress in the first picture & getting to eat all that food!

heather @ fieryandopinionated said...

looks like a great trip! I love me some wrigley field and really want to try the girl and the goat. my parents live there so maybe I'll con them into taking me next time. not gonna lie though... the thought of eating duck tongue scares the crap out of me!

Venus Trapped In Mars said...

13 plates of food???? Good lord child! Will you take me to dinner?

Brit @ Wine, Cheese, and Workout Capris said...

So random, but your hair looks great wavy like that!

JumpingJE said...

I want to go!!! Considering Dan the man is from there and I've never been. He told me that he's never even flicked the bean!

Chasing Elephants said...

It looks like you had a blast! I love Chicago and its someone close to me which is nice! I hope to live there one day!!!

Bad Luck Jenn said...

You look so gawgeous! And I can't wait to visit chitown now that I only live 3 hours away! But baby octupus and goat tongue? You can keep that!