So... two Fridays ago (ok, that won't be going on throughout this entire post, I promise), we met up with BF's cousins for a Cousin sushi dinner at Coast in Bucktown! This place was BYOB and with two bottles of wine and a bottle of Saki, the night was off to a good start:
|BF and I were the only ones brave enough to try the oyster shooters.|
|We got a little crazy with our order...|
|BF was growing a mustache, I think partially out of laziness and partially to piss me off, so I got him a special bag for his gift from Target :)|
|The Cousins out for a night on the town.|
After quite the night out, BF and I managed to get up early for a breakfast at one of my favorite local joints, Orange. Then BF wanted to do Adventure Day up to Andersonville, which is just north of the Wrigleyville area. The below pics are from Brimfield, which was probably the NICEST antique store I've ever been to! I LOVED IT because it just seemed so pretty and New England, but it was ALL Midwest! They had these cool pillows that they'd made from old pennants they'd found, albeit a little pricey, these things were 'new' and cool!
|One of the cool pennant pillows.|
|This is a cool pillow they made out of a Girl Scout uniform! They have the same for the Boy Scouts too!|
For lunch, since we were so close, we head down the street to Revolution brewery.
That night we just kind of crashed.
Sunday, we inadvertently invited ourselves on an outing to the Field Museum with our friends Jenn and DJ. And thanks to my work ID, we got in free!
|Me and Sue, the most complete T-Rex.|
|Me hiding to surprise the kids in the Adobe exhibit; can't you tell I'm making some sort of bread...|
|View from the dinosaur exhibit.|
|It's a Jewish style deli, and the owners make the letters appear to be in Hebrew, even if they're spelling English, it's pretty neat.|
|They have the look and feel of the old chalk board restaurants.|
|Fantastic old school, soda jerk counter, complete with Green River Floats!|
|BF gave up meat for Lent, but as you can see, not cheese. He got the portabello burger.|
|Jenn got what I got, so this is DJ's classic Reuben with Slaw.|
Friday night, I was supposed to go to this thing at the Sears Centre with my friend Amber to meet the Olympic Fab Five... well, it snowed Thursday night, and I don't drive in the snow if I can help it. So I picked Amber up and we went up there... only to find the place complete empty and blacked out. After a few phone calls and web searches, we learned the entire tour had been cancelled. So we decided to move to plan B to grab dinner and drinks and one of my FAVE restaurants, Seasons 52.
|This is their Pomegranate Margarita Martini... I have to say, it would've been better with a sugar rim.|
|We got some delic flat breads while we waited on another girl to meet up with us.|
|They make your guac at the table, fresh!|
|Their Margaritas are some of the freshest I've ever had!|
|David in front of the Theater.|
Sunday morning, apparently we all liked the double date so much the previous weekend, that DJ/Jenn were calling us and BF/I were texting them to meet up for brunch. We made our way down to the River North area to Meli's Cafe to grab some brunch.
|I got the special, chocolate chip cookie dough pancakes... I mean, COME ON! AMAZING|
|Jenn got the gluten free pancakes with bananas and agave syrup.|
|Both BF and DJ got skillets|
|A coffee plant... which looks much pretty than I expected|
|One of the many Orchids in the Orchid room!|
|BF & I|
|All the Azaleas reminded me of Home in the spring!|
|Afterward we made our way over to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Check out how close the Rhino was! She was just playing around in the snow. So Cute!|
|BF playing around.|
|HOW CUTE IS THIS! It's a pigmy hippo!|
|Jenn was most excited about the Giraffes|
|BF REALLY likes to play around in public... :) isn't he cute!|
|All the cats were out in the Big Cat House.|
We then watched the Oscars, which I felt was better than some of the more recent years, but overall, lacking.
Ok, that was long, and actually probably took longer to type than actually doing it all. I hope y'all have been staying warm this February!
Till next time!
XOXO, the Prep