So I’ve been gone for a tiny minute and that was for good reason. I took a trip with my homie, Carrei (pictured above) to Chi Town for The Taste of Chicago in Grant Park. It was an experience! I actually really like the city. The weather was great! Our hotel and its location was super comfy! We stayed at The Wit Hotel, which has easy access to public transportation. The train was directly across the street and Grant Park was a walk 4 blocks up and 2 blocks over.
We started out the trip with a chain restaurant near to hotel, McCormick and Schmick’s where I had the swordfish. This was actually my first time trying swordfish and I will say…it taste’s like chicken. The texture/consistency was very similar. In no way did I think ‘fish’ while eating it.
We had breakfast in the hotel restaurant called State/Lake (which also happens to be the name of the train stop). I had the Brioche French Toast with a side of scrambled eggs. The french toast was soaked in a vanilla custard prior to cooking and then topped with powdered sugar and strawberries. YUM! It was delicious! Probably the best french toast I’d had in a long time.
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Sierra Mist also gave out shot-sized samples. We went back like 3 times. I swear they must have added a secret ingredient because those shot-sized cups were super POTENT! It tasted really crisp with a kick of bubbles! I was burping with each sip. Literally. lol I ended up using 5 tickets to buy a bottle, but for some reason the bottled version didn’t taste quite as potent. I was very dissapointed [insert sad face here] lol.
That right there is a short order of ribs. I’m known as the ‘fake-me-out vegetarian’ (lol), so I wasn’t having any of that — that was all Carrei. I guess it was good because she had left over sauce on her dress by the end -__-
This was a frozen chocolate banana (that I didn’t feel comfortable eating in public :=/). We at this while watching a cooking demonstration with some guys that were on The Next Food Network Star. They made shrimp cakes. It was slightly entertaining as people asked weird questions which the demonstrators didn’t really have the answers to, but they talked their way around it quite well.