You guys. This weekend was seriously AMAZING. My parents came to town to visit (they live in Kentucky!) and we had so much fun! Ben & I took them to some of our favorite “local” spots in our neighborhood, which was so nice because usually they only see the downtown area.
So anyway I wanted to share some of the places we went this weekend! These are seriously some of my favorite places in all of Chicago – if you haven’t tried them, I highly recommend!
Drinks at Village Tap in Roscoe Village.
Ben & I stumbled upon this little gem on a double date and since then we’ve gone literally three times in three weeks. We’re obsessed! It’s so cute and laid back and the perfect little hole-in-the-wall to grab a casual drink. There were even families around us playing Uno – it’s such a cute neighborhood hangout.
Dinner on the patio at Cuba 312.
OMG. This place is mine & Ben’s FAVE right now. We go every Friday, no joke. It’s BYOB and they have a nice little patio out front. I recommend the pork chop or the steak chimichurri. Both are insanely flavorful.
Breakfast at The Allis at the Soho House.
This place is seriously just gorgeous. And even better? We went at 10 and didn’t have to even wait for a table. My breakfast of choice was the egg white sandwich with avocado and kale. Oh and an insane amount of coffee, of course.
Shopping on Michigan Ave.
I mean. C’mon. DUH. I splurged on some new PJ’s from Gap. I had no idea how AMAZING their pajama selection was! I will be sure to share details soon.
Lunch at Pizzeria via Stato.
This little place is tucked away in River North and actually my friend’s mom brought me here for the first time when she was in town on business. Their house salad is my absolute favorite in the city (I know, this is a bold statement, but it’s true!) and their pizzas are so thin and crispy and amazing.
Dinner at Namo Thai.
I don’t think anything else needs to be said here. This is my favorite restaurant in the city, hands down. And I was so happy to FINALLY share it with my family! It’s BYOB. Entrees for under $10. We go every Sunday at minimum. My favorites? Pad Kee Mao & Panang Curry. My mouth is watering just typing this.
Evening walk around Wrigleyville.
It’s crazy how different your own city feels when you see it through someone else’s eyes. My parents were loving the nightly Wrigley concerts (Billy Joel & Luke Bryan this weekend!) so we casually strolled through the neighborhood and listened some amazing music along the way!
Coffee & donuts at Heritage.
I mean. I HAD to bring them to Heritage. Mostly because Mumsy wanted the t-shirt from my last post! But it’s also such yummy coffee and such a beautiful atmosphere. We chatted about the weekend and flipped through magazines and my pops & I splurged on some donuts. It was seriously heaven.
Wine, candles, & meal prep at home.
I always get a little blue when my parents leave town, so a little Netflix & chill was the perfect end to my night! Ben had his fantasy football draft, so I had some time by myself to just recharge and reflect on what an amazing weekend we had. I worked on my blog, had a million candles going, and finished my meal prep for the week!
So tell me… how was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Tell me everything! I will be back tomorrow with a fun new BOWL recipe and another lecture on why you should do the Whole 30. LOL! Xo.