Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Chicago Series: Cloud Gate, Buckingham Fountain, Deep Dish

 
Day 3 of our Chicago trip, I saw the bean! It reminded me of an alien egg dropped in the middle of the city. It was actually cool to see despite it being ridiculously crowded.
 
 
 
Up close, it actually had some scratches along the surfacee that I wondered how in the world do they clean it? Up above, I'm sure it would make great target practice for the birds.
 

 
 
That day we had a late start so we skipped breakfast altogether and went to Remington's for lunch. Please don't judge us, but it was a bad eating day. And when I say bad, I mean full of guilty pleasures. Mac n' cheese is my weakness and I wanted to see how the mid west did it. Creamy cheese, with texture on the top, but the noodles were a bit mushy. I need my noodles chewy. It was great to try though.
 
 
Michael ended up with the lobster roll/sandwich. It was pretty big. The portion sizes on this side of the country is nuts!
 
 
After, we walked along Millennium park until we reached the Art Institute. It's a pretty large museum with a lot to see. We ended up staying there for over two hours, but still hadn't seen everything. My aching legs won out though so we left to see the Buckingham Fountain.
 

 
After we went back to The Gage for a pick me up. Mussels and drinks! Yum.
 

 
After, we went back to the hotel to freshen up before going out to get deep dish pizza. It was cool to try, but I don't see the hype in it at all! It was monstrous, and shouldn't even be called a pizza. The cheese was rubbery and the meat probably not a high grade. The only good thing was the crust, but even that was too buttery at times. Can someone explain to me the hype? Am I just not getting it?
 

 
After that we went to get a night cap before heading to the Navy Pier for the summertime fireworks. It was another great day despite the let down of the pizza.
 


6 comments:

  1. Chicago definitely looks like a place to get your gorge on! What a yummy platter of food. And yeah, crazy portion sizes, lol. The Bean looks really fun. :) (And I've been in Japan too long... that didn't look crowded at all, haha!)

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    1. I have yet to go to Japan. Now I'm nervous that I'll be claustrophobic if I do!

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  2. Looks like another great day in Chicago. Lol! And the portions are big in this area of the country (I live about 7-8 hrs south...so, in the neighborhood ;) ). I can never finish the plate when we go out to eat. As to the pizza...ugh. It doesn't even look appetizing.

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    1. Yeah, I'm still scratching my head about the deep dish. The place had over an hour wait, too. I don't get it.

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  3. Bean! ^_^ Crazy to think about the birds though. I love Navy Pier! And fountains! Navy Pier is where I got my nunchucks. ^_^

    I never liked deep dish pizza, and that looks horrifying! I was a thin crust girl when I could eat it. Now I can only get regular crust when I go to the place that has vegan cheese. I like regular crust too though.

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    1. Navy Pier was pretty awesome. Such a cute place!

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