Chicago is ... lots of culture & lots (& I mean lots) of food!
On Sunday, for brunch, Anne & Rob took me to the Twisted Spoke
. It's a biker bar that serves great brunch & is famous for their Saturday night "Smut & Eggs". That's where you can order breakfast while watching porn. I know now you all want to move to Chicago. We sat on the deck (it was only 93 degrees, no exaggeration) and the food was great.
Of course, Rob made sure that he took me to the classiest of joints. So we walked down the stairs from Michigan Avenue, and under the street we found the Billy Goat Tavern
. It's a Chicago institution, made famous by the "Cheezborger skit" on Saturday Night Live. Before that is it just the watering hole for the Chicago Tribune. Famous (and not so famous) writers and columnist cover the walls of the bar. Did you know that 5 US Presidents have had lunch there? Well, if you go there and see this dive, you won't believe it. I ordered their signature drink called the "Horny Goat". The best way I can describe it is that it is a Shirley Temple with alcohol. Some Monday I'll mix one up for you.
Doesn't Rob look great? Chicago sure has improved his fashion sense (or is he just drinking more in Chicago). Actually, this is the uniform you have to where when you take a Segaway Tour
. Segway's are these 2 wheeled vehicles that go a whopping 12 miles per hour and make you look like an even bigger dork when you ride them. But they are fun. They cost about the same as a cool green Vespa (not trading my Vespa in for one of these dorkmobiles). But they are a great way to tour a flat city (San Franciso or Seattle, not a good idea), in a short amount of time without killing your feet. I looked like Rob too, and our guide offered to take our picture together, but do you really think I would let anyone take my picture looking like this???? No Way!
A final shot of the Chicago skyline overlooking Lake Michigan.