Sunday, May 4, 2014

Around Chicago

I finally visited the Chicago French Market! Can you believe it? I've been wanting to go here for a few years, but it's just not convenient to get to from work, and it's closed on Sundays. But I am glad that I finally got to see it.

Of course the first thing I did was order the Belgian Fries at Frietkoten. I got some curry ketchup and the standard mayo as dipping sauces. Mmm these were so crispy and delicious. They might have upset my stomach a little, but it was worth it to try them.

My next stop was Little Goat Bread. I wasn't sure what I was going to get, but I didn't want a sandwich since I already had some fries. The sandwiches did look amazing though. I grabbed some Peanut Butter Chocolate Covered Cheez-its! Crazy huh? It was almost like puppy chow, but with cheez-its.

I got a loaf of Peanut Butter bread to take home with me, and it was pretty good. Baked inside were some green grapes! So it was like peanut butter and jelly, pretty clever.

Another place I had to stop at was Beaver's Donuts. I'd heard about a donut milkshake they did, and almost got one, but decided I'd better pass. I just got these donut truffles to take home instead. I got a S'mores, Turtle, and Reeses cup. They were actually really, really good.

There were so many good places to eat at the French Market, and I really wish I was close enough to go during my lunch break! It helped relieve my itch to travel to France just a little bit. Not much, but just a little bit.

On my way home from work Friday, I stopped at the Park Hyatt Hotel lobby to check out the Chocolate Pop-up shop from Executive Pastry Chef Meg Galus at NoMI. Since I usually don't frequent these restaurants very much, but wish I could every day, I was pretty happy to get some stuff and bring it home to try!

I kind of wanted to try one of everything, but it was a little pricey, so I chose the chocolate chocolate croissant, chocolate chip cookie, and the chocolate crumble pudding. They were all SOO good. It was a nice little treat to share over the weekend.


I'm really hoping that next weekend will actually be the first warm weekend, and it will be so lovely. I can't wait to just sit outside on the deck and read! And walk places without a jacket! And not wear winter sweaters to work!

1 comment:

  1. I'm jealous of all the good Chicago pastries! I love that last picture, too. I'm actually here right now. I have to sit reserve in the airport.

    I reallly like the sound of that donut milkshake! Yum! I think it'd be worth the calories. I wonder how they make that? The donut truffles sound cool too!