This was my third time visiting Chicago for work and fifth overall. I’ve visited all the biggies: Willis Tower, Hancock Tower, Art Institute, the Bean and Museum Campus. This time I stayed above the River, right off Magnificent Mile, so my real goal was to try out some new restaurants. And that definitely happened!
I made stops at:
On my first night, I met up with my stepbrother Ross and his coworkers at Mastro’s. This place specializes in steak, but they have a signature butter cake that is pretty impressive.
After dinner, we walked to Quartino for drinks before they had to drive back out of the city.
On my first day, I stopped in the newly opened Dylan’s Candy Bar on Michigan Ave. I came back with chocolate-covered gummy bears, chocolate-covered Swedish Fish, and these Red and Black licorice scotties. I also stopped at Vosges Haut Chocolate and tried some of their fancy experimental truffles.
To celebrate the upcoming NFL Draft, these giant football helmets were on display. #DaBears
Harrison loves the ‘Phins…
Saturday afternoon, I met up with my friend Harrison at the She’d Aquarium. Only two more museums and I’ve done the whole Museum Campus. They had piranhas and anacondas, but this Arapaima was the longest, creepiest fish ever.
Instagrammed Saturday night, Trump Tower.
Before I left, I went to Illy Espressamente. Their Cafe Latte was the best coffee drink I’ve had. It makes me very excited to go to other Illy cafes in Europe.
Not too bad for a work trip. I’ve gotten lucky since all of my Chicago trips have been in the spring. Still hoping to get to the Chicago Zoo and Wrigley Field one day…