Chicago (said in my best Midwest accent) Shenanigans 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.
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.