Matt and I just spent a week in Boston and Chicago. It was a fantastic trip. I wanted to go someplace “fallish” (have you seen the weather here?), and had never been to either city. Both were charming and memorable in their own ways.
Chicago: Architecture boat tour, BEAN! (seriously, who knew a metal blob could be so captivating?), Al’s Beef (nom), Second City (I was determined to see a show after listening to Bossypants, and it did not disappoint — hilarious!), dinner with bloggy friends Ang, Jamie and Alex, drinks with Mel atop the John Hancock Center (dude, check out the view from the girls’ restroom — mindblowing), Ruxbin (amazing), Potbelly sandwiches, the Art Institute (a must-must-must-see!), Wicker Park.
Boston: Freedom Trail, Boston Public Library, Neptune Oyster (I’m still dreaming about that lobster roll), Mike’s Pastry (great), Modern Pastry (greater — get the sfogliatelle, trust), Giacomo’s, Myers + Chang (the ginger cream dessert zomg), Brazilian seafood stew at Muqueca, dumplings and beef noodle soup in Chinatown, charcuterie at The Salty Pig (can you tell we’re hungry people?), Haaaavard (where Facebook was born!), visiting Matt’s cousin Carter at MIT, not understanding any of the T-shirts, feeling sad, getting ice cream to feel better, driving up to New Hampshire to see red leaves, settling for green and slightly orange and yellow ones at the Flume Gorge (it’s really stunning there), brewery tours (with free beer!) at Harpoon and Sam Adams.
Such a wonderful whirlwind. Chicago and Boston, I miss you already.