After a two hour flight delay I got there Friday evening (better late on the same day, than delayed to the next day! I've been to Chicago three times and each time has had flight delays - both O'Hare and Midway!). Friday we wandered around and found the lovely Mastro's Steakhouse for dinner. Huge steaks (which thankfully they were amenable to letting us share), and old steakhouse charm. Very good start to our weekend. Saturday we got up and did an architectural boat tour in the morning, and then did some shopping. I picked up these knobs from Anthro after the Mr. spotted them in a basket:Sable Kitchen & Bar in the River North area for dinner - delicious! We had had a huge lunch so were happy to be at a place that specialized in small plates for dinner. That said we had a few fancy cocktails and amazing comfort food - one of the stand outs was fried chicken with waffles. Yes, you heard that right, and it was the most amazing waffle I've ever had! haha We also had bacon-wrapped dates, graham crusted calamari, and fried green tomatoes. I initially heard of Sable from GOOP, and then checked out the reviews online and decided it was a must do. If you're in Chicago give it a shot:
Sable - via
Sunday we went and visited "the bean" and wandered some more, enjoying the beautiful weather. Let me indulge in some additional photos from our boat tour (sorry I was a bad blogger on the weekend - no photos of food or anything home-y...just of buildings!).
Navy Pier (view from our hotel)
Chevron-esque corners on the building
Our hotel - Swissotel Chicago