Chicago eats

Just got back from a girls’ weekend in Chicago. A lot of shopping and eating and quality time with my friends. A great way to spend the weekend. I’m pretty lucky, I travel to Chicago a few times a year (mostly for work). It’s one of my favorite cities. It’s a big Cleveland. Friendly people, beautiful architecture, great shopping, fun neighborhoods and amazing food. During this trip, we ate at Sushi Wabi. Small, simple sushi place. We had two appetizers and split 15 rolls, ranging from sashimi to bigger sushi rolls. The menu consisted of typical rolls and ones I haven’t seen before. Everything was fantastic and the best part – you can get the rolls with brown rice! We also had lunch at Bongo Room. This is perhaps my favorite breakfast/lunch spot in the city. Unique omelets and pancakes, like banana chocolate chip or pumpkin, and good sandwiches, like turkey, brie and apple. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a chance to go to Avec – my #1 place to eat in Chicago (great wine list and the best cheese menu and tapas in town – like the chorizo stuffed dates, which we duplicate all the time for parties) and Fronterra Grill/Topolobampo (Rick Bayless’ place). Lucky for me, I have to head back in a few weeks and will be sure to make my annual pilgrimage to Avec and stop in for the guacamole and tortilla soup at Fronterra Grill.