Gosh, what fun menus! Derby on Webster and Racine - fabulous outdoor seating and good beer list (which means they at least have Lagunitas Lil Sumpin’ Sumpin’), not sure I’m sold on the rest but still those menus are delightful.
Monday night I raced home to change before heading downtown to Sub 51 for the 2nd Annual Taste Around Town #TasteCHI launch party thanks to Bottlenotes.com.
I showed up in my favorite hot pink, vintage linen dress and was delighted when I arrived, with fellow reader in tow, to be asked by the lovely event coordinators if I was This Little Piper. What fun! They tweeted me beforehand and after the event, and put on a lovely launch party.
The wines featured were from the Naked Grape winery: a Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Moscato and a Grenache blend from Maison Camille Cayran. I’m a red girl myself so I liked but was not bowled over by the Pinot Noir (not as bold as others) but was pleasantly surprised by the Pinot Grigio and distracted from the rest by the world’s cutest tiny cheeseburgers. All in all a great event and it even changed my mind about white wine!
Haven’t been to the Shedd Aquarium since I was very little and returned Saturday for a little refresher course. Got my Jellies exhibit thrown in on top too! Is it weird that the it smelled like seafood and I got hungry?
So insanely happy that I randomly lucked out and nabbed the CTA Holiday Train back from work Friday night! I almost cried I was so full of holiday cheer. Chicago you continue to amaze me.