Amidst all these crazy weeks, I’ve managed to get out and try some new restaurants in the past few weeks all around Chicago. I have to admit that we’re often creatures of habit and go back to our favorites on a lot. What can I say, they’re good!
But onto some of the spots we’ve tried. Rob and I had lunch a few weeks ago at Hubbard Inn. Before that lunch, I’d only been there for drinks. The interior is really pretty and the food didn’t disappoint either! We started with some of their homemade beef jerky and cocktails. We also tried our first oyster! I can’t say I’m a big fan, but I’m glad I tried it. For our lunch, we both had salads that were really tasty! It was a beautiful day when we came in and the windows were open, making for a very relaxing lunch break. It’s worth trying if you’re in the area for lunch or drinks!
A couple of weeks after that I ate lunch with Shaheen at City Winery after a morning of shooting. We both were wanting a good glass of wine and salad and we definitely went to the right spot. We started with the burrata — a must have! I had a caesar salad that was so delicious, but I was too busy eating it to get a picture. If you’re not familiar with City Winery, they have a big back room where they play concerts too!
Last, but not least, I recently went to brunch at Pomp & Circumstance that just opened in Old Town with my friend Megan. I had the chilaquiles which were a bit different than what I was used to. They had a smoky mole-like sauce, chorizo and I asked for scrambled eggs because I don’t like runny egg yolk — tasty! Megan had the pork belly hash that she raved about too! After brunch, we popped upstairs to check out their lounge area which was decorated beautifully! I’ll definitely be back for drinks sometime soon!
Have you tried any new spots in Chicago lately? Any favorites or anything we need to try?! Let me know, we’re always looking for new spots to add when we get in a rut!