Chicago is my kind of town

Outside The Purple Pig 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. Marilyn Monroe Statue in Chicago

Today, I will be seeking out new adventures including the Willis Tower and tracking down Southwest’s Atlanta Peach on the run.

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Karen Cozart

February 13th, 2012
7:26 pm

I am looking foward to my next adventure in the windy city so I too can try The Purple Pig.I would love to try the Prairie Breeze cheese.I love trying all the different foods the restaraunts offer.I love walking Michigan ave.and Lake shore drive.


February 13th, 2012
2:32 pm

second city up close would be a dream come true for me…and for some reason it escaped me that this is a chicago sit and not a ny one. Thanks for the heads up on that. Being food driven myself, I appreciate the nosh review – fingers crossed I’ll hit the windy city soon and would love to have more than pizza to nourish my touristy bones.


February 13th, 2012
10:23 am

There are more things to do in Chicago other than eating. There is Michigan Avenue, where you don’t have to buy anything, just take in the atmosphere. There are cruises around Chicago that allows you to see the entire city up close. The Museums are wonderful, and the Planetarium, also McCormick Place which was built on Lake Michigan. Outer Drive, which has one of its borders on Lake Michigan, is like Highway One in California. You could spend a month there and still not see everything that Chicago has to offer.