I’m originally from The Windy City, so my cousin and his girlfriend graciously opened up their home, and what a view! Additionally, they are both big foodies, so we kicked off my Chicago adventure at a little place called, The Purple Pig. I have to admit, I was a little put off by the name, but this place was amazing. Those Tapas-style offerings that are still making my mouth water.
As mentioned earlier, my foodie hosts ordered plates of unique cheeses including one called, Prairie Breeze. But my favorite plate was the octopus-grilled to perfection. It was soo good that the appearance of suctions on its tentacles still didn’t stop me from eating more. Another favorite was fried brussel sprouts with thyme, lemon & chili flake.
After enjoying a memorable meal, we headed over to the comedy club, The Second City, where famed comedians Gilda Radnor and John Candy among other legends got their start. I enjoyed the show, but would have preferred individual stand-up routines over the skits and political lessons.
Today, I will be seeking out new adventures including the Willis Tower and tracking down Southwest’s Atlanta Peach on the run.