I am venturing to a new US destination tomorrow morning: Chicago. After almost eight years of back and forth to New York with only a small detour to San Francisco and Boston, I have not done my part to explore the US. I drew the line when the talk of vacation to a US destination came up and decided if I keep going back to my usual haunts, I will never get to anywhere new. How will I bring back new and inspiring ideas if I keep going to the same cities (not that there is anything uninspiring about New York, SF and Boston).
I have a massive itinerary of food, food, architecture, food and men’s clothing stores (for my bf). We are an odd bunch of tourists if you ask me. Who goes to a city and completely bypasses the tourist stuff, the monuments, the things the city is well-known for and instead compiles a list of restaurants, coffee/tea shops, bakeries, and grocery stores as a way to tour a destination? I figure, it is via food that we will experience the city, its neighbourhoods and what the rave reviews are all about when people talk about Chicago pizza, chicken and waffles, hotdogs and a long list of other “chicago” style items I have read about while doing my city research.
Items mentioned below:
Flirty Cupcakes (aka the cupcake van)
Looking forward to reporting back on my experiences this weekend.