Friday, July 29, 2011
Running Around Chicago
If I had to list my hobbies, of course running would be at the top, but a very close second would be eating. In fact, there are sometimes, that miles are put in with the very idea that a scrumptious and delicious meal is planned for later in the day.
Chicago, has no shortage of places to eat or to run. On a recent weekend there, I was able to run along Chicago Lakefront Path with a throng of fellow runners, cyclists, and triathletes. What a great atmosphere to see so many people in the city out there and moving forward. Detroit...take a hint.
With miles recorded and a caloric deficit to be fed, I was able to eat at several places I might suggest you check out on your next trip to the Windy City.
Corner Bakery - good breakfast place to meet the gang after a night out on the town.
Cafe Re Re Ba - this is a great place to go with a group of people since this restaurant serves tapas (small plates). they also make a mean sangria (the wife can attest to this). my favorites here include: spicy potatoes with tomato alioli (#30) and beef tenderloin & blue cheese (#50)
Fronterra Grill - a Rick Bayless restaurant that does not take reservations. be prepared to hunker down and have a few drinks where the beer is cold, and the mojitos are mighty. everything that we had was delicious and the menu rotates based on the seasonal availability of ingredients.
Downtown Dawg - cheap and easy. the name explains it all, but don't go asking for a coney if you are from the "D". get the real deal...get a chicago dawg!