|Tempo Cafe's Poor Man Skillet.|
|Fresh Squeezed OJ|
After this amazing breakfast we were both stuffed and we probably would need to run a marathon to burn off all the calories that we had just consumed, but we figured a walk around town would do the trick.
We did some sightseeing, walked down Michigan Avenue, which is the equivalent to New York's 5th Avenue, a woman's dream and her Manfriend's worst nightmare, SHOPPING! I have to say I was pretty proud of myself on this particular trip to Chicago, I managed to curb my shopping addiction, unlike the last time I was here. That doesn't mean my heart didn't skip a beat as we walked by Bloomies, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Tiffany's. (I'd be lying if I said it didn't) I was doing well with the "Window Shopping" and as long as I had a Starbucks to accompany me on my walk and the Manfriend, I was really enjoying myself.
We walked and walked, over the river and back again, taking in all the beautiful architecture, enjoying the amazing weather and of course each other. Having a great travel companion, is something that is so key when it comes to a successful trip, at least for me. I know that Kyle is always up for anything, we have similar interests (sports, adventures and food) so everything is game, which you will definitely see after what we got to do on Saturday night.
All together we must of walked a good five miles around the city, we were both in need of a mid-day nap. Let me just tell you that I am all about the mid-day cat naps on vacation, this allows me to recharge for a fun filled evening. This nap was much needed, I had to be up at 3:30am in order to get to the airport on time, so by the time 1:00pm rolled around I was dragging.
|Enjoying his Starbucks.|
|I love him.|
After a successful nap, the manfriend and I were ready to enjoy some Chicago nightlife. A friend of mine told me about a sweet little gem called Enology, which is on Michigan Ave. and Illinois Ave. Enology is a wine, cheese and chocolate bar, this was the perfect place to start the evening. I was so happy my friend made this recommendation, because this place was unbelievable.
Entering Enology you walk into a sight of bottle after bottle of wine lining the walls, wine from all over the world, then there is the chocolate and cheese counter. There were trays of chocolate and huge blocks of cheese, again from all over the world. We sat at a very cool bar top style table, which was engraved with names of various styles of wine, it was a very cool effect, that made the ambiance that much better. Our waitress explained the menu which only made me more excited. We each picked a sampler, mine was a Spanish sampler, made up of two red Spanish wines and ending with a white. Kyle went with the French set, all of them being red. We also ordered a cheddar sampler and meat sampler. Man, we were in for a treat.
The wine was delicious, the cheese out of this world and the meat was so thinly sliced and yummy, it was the perfect counterpart to our wine tasting. I did end up getting quite the buzz and it was only 6:00pm, you have to be careful when sampling all types of wine, you can end up pretty drunk.(Hey, I'm on vacation.)
|My Spanish Wines.|
|Kyle's French Wines.|
|Our Cheese Plate.|
|Our Meat Plate.|
|Enology Wine Bar.|