Going to start right off with a great restaurant recommendation! You really have to know this place is there or you wouldn’t find it. It’s called Homestead on the Roof, and it’s a garden on the roof above a place called Roots in West Town on Chicago Ave. I didn’t see any signage on the street and you get to it by walking through Roots. They do have an inside space but sitting outside amongst the gardens is awesome. They actually grow some of their own vegetables in the roof top gardens, and all the food served is farm to table and bought locally. We were there to celebrate all being together, Sue’s birthday, Keeley and Matt’s third anniversary, and Marion having a new grand baby.
The food was wonderful. You must order the bread basket. Different spreads and butters and amazing breads! Also Halibut over creamed kale, a pork chop with meat pie, surf and turf with octopus, and roasted cauliflower to name just a few of the things we tried.
Another recommendation if you’re in Chicago is the Architectural Boat Tour. I would say really a must! Sue invited me today and it was fantastic. Takes an hour and a half and you get a great overview of the buildings that line the Chicago River. When they were built, by whom, the style and some history of the city also. Chicago has a rich history from an architectural prospective, and many of the buildings can be seen most clearly from the river. We had a great tour guide that was a wealth of information but also had a great sense of humor. I loved that the guide referred to the Willis Tower as the Sears Tower repeatedly - and totally on purpose. Won’t we always really think of it as the Sears Tower?
You also get some great pictures of the skyline from the boat!
Before the tour we had a nice lunch at The Gage on Michigan Ave across from Millenium Park. We both had the same thing - cup of chicken orzo soup and a half of a turkey club. And no dessert - that’s rare for me😊
Such a fun afternoon - thanks Sue!
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