Chicago, United States
Living in Toronto I’m only a short flight to Chicago and despite people raving about the city I’ve never been there.
I’ve heard many times Chicago is the city Toronto could have been if we didn’t ruin our waterfront by slapping a highway between it and the city core and it was the first thing that struck me as I cabbed in from the airport.
A sunny Saturday afternoon people were jogging down paths, cycling with DIVVY bikes and playing beach volleyball and I immediately regretted only flying in for work and not allowing a few days extra to explore.
But over 4 short days with small glimpses of the city I couldn’t help compare it to Toronto and was envious of the architecture and green space. After renting a boat to tour down the river where we actually drove the boat I decided
I love Chicago
But it’s still feels like an Italian man in a tailored suit. I’ve only admired from afar, made eye contact but never spoken.
But I think we need to change that. Chef Rouge and I have spoken about eating at Alinea, NEXT and wander the neighbourhoods – especially as I’ve heard there is such a large Mexican population, which means more awesome food!
So it’s sad to walk away from Chicago knowing so little of it but I’m excited to start planning the ultimate food trip in Chicago – better start prepping with some extra gym time and begin researching Chicago food tours.