I have a confession to make.
Before arriving in Chicago, I did no research on the city.
I didn’t look at the Healthy Living Summit schedule.
I didn’t even get a good grip on where Illinois is on the U.S. map.
But I did spend hours researching deep dish pizza.
Lori used to live in Chitown and gave me a bunch of restaurant recommendations for deep dish pizza. I’ve been dreaming about this since I was a little girl. No. Really.
Lou Malnati’s, while not the best according to the experts, is sufficient enough and was close to the hotel. Sold.
Seeing as we didn’t have reservations and it was a Saturday night in Chicago, the hour-long wait for a table was expected. Lessened by the free thin crust samples at the counter ;)
Callie and I had agreed that splitting an individual serving of pizza would be in our best interests.
When in Chicago!
Omg. The cheese. It was as thick as the crust. The sausage was pretty good too. I hear you can get deep dish with one slice of sausage patty that covers the whole surface of the pizza. Whoa.
Callie and I also split a Malnati Salad for, ahem, “balance.” Although, I’m not sure how balancing bacon bits are ;)
After dinner, we decided to walk the pizza off and see some of the sights Chicago is known for!
A lot of us went to the photography session at the conference today, so we had fun playing around with the settings on our cameras!
We then went up to a vegan restaurant called Karyn’s On The Green to meet up with some of the other bloggers.
They had a pretty neat looking cocktail menu.
I went for the Green Mojito.
At 9 bucks a pop, it was my only cocktail, but a delicious one at that! By this point however, I started to crash and my ability to socialize plummeted. I promise to give you a more in depth scoop from the day when I return to the comforts of my Toronto home.
By the bye, toooootally weird to tell people here that I’m from Toronto when I’ve only been living there for six weeks. I feel like such a faker! :P
Okay, the bed calls, and I’m getting up to do the 5k fun run in the a.m. AND my first ever visit to Trader Joes! Youbetterbelieveit. Then the 9 hour drive back to Canada :\
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
Question of the Day: Trader Joes experts – what should I get??