Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chicago Anniversary Trip: Summary

This is a continuation of our Chicago Anniversary trip. You can find the full trip itinerary here. 

Downtown Chicago

The highlight of our trip was definitely the dinner at Alinea. It was such a unique experience, and the food was amazing! We truly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it. As we mentioned on our post, we would recommend getting an earlier dinner reservation if you can. For our next trip to Chicago (whenever that is), we want to try Alinea's sister restaurant, NEXT. Apparently reservations are next to impossible to get since they use a "ticketing" system, where you prepay for your ticket in advance, much like a concert ticket. I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

We also enjoyed the Chicago architecture tour. If you haven't done it before, I would say it is a fun way to see Chicago.

We always get these two things when we're in Chicago: Garrett Popcorn and Deep Dish Pizza. So definitely add those to your list when you're in Chicago. :)

We also enjoyed all the food places that we tried this time around: Bongo Room's red velvet pancake, RPM Italian (maybe you can rub elbows with Bill & Giuliana), and Churros at XOCOs. Another place that is really famous but we didn't get to try this time is Hot Doug.

What we always notice whenever we're in Chicago is how CLEAN the city is. For such a big city, it is quite a big accomplishment to be that clean. We were blessed with pretty good weather in May for the most part, although it was still a bit chilly at times, but nowhere near the Chicago cold weather in the winter.

That's it for now :)...until next time!

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