Monday, July 26, 2010

Taste of Chicago - Thanks to Groupon

A few Saturdays ago, it was just Kate and I in the apartment, and we spent one Saturday out about town, eating and drinking in some of the more popular restaurants in Chicago for half the price because of this lovely phenomenon called Groupon. First, we went to Toast in Bucktown. It's a brunch place that serves pretty organic, health-conscious food. We were able to sit outside and, despite a few raindrops, managed not to get soaking wet. Toast is also BYOB, so we brought our own ($5) champagne and had ourselves some delicious mimosas. I think every Saturday morning should start out with a mimosa.

Then, because of the impending storm, we decided to forgo our day at the beach and head instead to something even more beautiful:
*Sigh. We went to see Eclipse. Do not judge. We can discuss Twilight/Team Edward/Team Jacob later, although it should be obvious to everyone what team to be on here. I mean, do you see that?

On our way to dinner, we decided to bring Taylor Lautner into our day even more dramatically. By texting him. Yes, that's right, we [well, Kate] has his phone number. Of course we played it ever-so-cool and pretended it was a wrong text number and asked him to come over. Psh, as if he could see through that...

Moving on. We finished our evening at Eve, a new restaurant in River North. It's a [rather] expensive restaurant where we would probably never eat without a coupon, so I'm glad Groupon decided to offer it there. The food was pretty good; I had the Halbiut. It wasn't the most amazing thing I've ever had in my life, but the experience was fun. We sat out on the patio and got to watch all the ritzy River North people, along with all the horse carriages full of tourists, go by while we sipped our wine.

All in all, a pretty great day. Good food, good drinks, good [great] eye candy, and good company.

We came back and attempted to watch The Last Station, a movie about Tolstoy, and failed miserably because we were so tired from our gallavanting across the city and fell asleep 30 minutes in. If you've seen it, let me know if it's worth finishing...

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