|Brenda shocked and Andrew trying to pose at Chicago's Willis Tower Skydeck|
|Brenda and Andrew shot number two of Malort|
Our first night we walked to a local bar in Bucktown called The Corner Bar. This local dive wasn't too crowded when we entered but the action got moving as the night went on. The bartender was very interested in our journey and had some awesome advice for places to go and eat. When he heard it was our first trip to Chicago he said we must have a shot of Malort, on him. The Label made a bold statement:
The Map Room that doubles as a bar by night and a breakfast joint by day right down the street. The food was good, there were a variety of cappacinos, coffees and hot chocolates and free wifi. The sausage and cheese bagel hit the spot. The eccentric design with maps along the walls and the ceiling adorned in flags made us tourists feel welcome and so did the bartender. There's tons of space in here and most people were quietly typing away on their computers while we enjoyed the quiet morning before the nightly bustle. My favorite thing about this place was the morning rush of the workforce walked right past the Starbucks next door and headed on over each with a friendly greeting for the bartender.
|Andrew over the city at night|
|Standing in the Skydeck|
Food! We know why you are here! It's the good eats! We went to two very highly recommended tourist destinations and so we are going to play a game of- Which is better?! The excitement behind getting an authentic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza was pouring out of us. It was definitely BIG! But when given the choice....
A must see experience right from the entrance you are taken into the uplifting feelings of carnival fun! The excitement of the number callers on microphones make the short wait for a long, quick moving line way worth it! It's truly phenomenal seeing the sandwich makers crank them out so fast! Listen for your ticket number and be pleasantly surprised by a fun rhyme over a loud speaker "number 9, your orders fine" "Number ten please come again" it's fun for all! Don't let me tell you just look at these happy faces to know the food was good- so good we couldn't get a picture before they were gone but here's the smiling faces! Get a milkshake too!
Art was everywhere we turned in Chicago, a beautiful city with tons to see just walking around. Here's a few of our favorite things we checked out.
|Cloud Gate Bean|
|The many ways to take a picture of the bean!|
|Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago|
|Photo from the street of an art piece inside of a building lobby in Chicago.|