Sunday, June 24, 2012

windy city

I spent a few days this week in Chicago for an industry conference. What a city - manageable and fun, we had a great time.
Good drinks, great company, wonderful few days.
We started off with lunch at Markethouse Restaurant in Streeterville (north of The Loop and off N. Michigan Avenue). For a pre-shopping lunch, this farm-to-table style eatery hit the spot. Then off to Michigan Ave for some shopping - I could go nuts here! Nordstrom's Rack was a particular highlight. Dinner on Wednesday was amazing - Sunda New Asian restaurant had unique sushi and asian specialties.
Thursday was a long day of conference sessions and networking followed by cocktail hours at Quay Restaurant and Bar and C-View rooftop bar at Mile North Hotel. Our dinner was delicious and relaxing at Bandera on N. Michigan Avenue. We had a corner table over-looking the bustling Magnificent Mile. This restaurant was a suggestion from my brother's girlfriend - she gave us the perfect place for an amazing dinner. My entree of butternut squash and white cheddar enchiladas was delicious. We finished up the night at Vertigo - oh the dancing. Our Chicago escape was busy, but it was so great to explore the city with friends and reconnect with some former colleagues. Until next year!

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