Friday, July 12, 2013

Things I've learned about this city

I've been in Chicago a little over six months now and I absolutely LOVE it here!!! I feel at home here and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. A couple weeks ago, I was looking for some shoes to wear with a dress and realized that there is TONS of shopping only a few blocks from my work. Score!!! That day, I said to Brian, "I don't see how anyone could come to Chicago and not fall in love with this city!" 

Here are a few things I've learned about Chicago so far: 

1. When walking around downtown, you can definitely tell who is going to work. 
People going to work are in a BIG hurry! They are rushing around the city, usually with a coffee in hand. I'm sad to admit that I'm one of those people. 

2. There's a Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks on EVERY corner. 

I saw this at DD the other day and it made me laugh. Brian is a Dunkin Donuts fan and I'm more of a Starbucks fan. To be honest, I'm pretty much just a fan of coffee in general. 

3. Chicago LOVES it's festivals. Music fests, beer fests, food fests, etc... 
There is at least one festival going on EVERY weekend during the summer. We went to the American Beer Classic in May and tried a lot a few beers. It was a blast!  There's a Burger festival in Roscoe Village this weekend that I'm gonna try to talk Brian into going to. 

4. The food here is AMAZING!!! 
There are so many great restaurants in Chicago. My favorite breakfast place is Little Goat. Fat Elvis Waffles, need I say more?! One of my favorite lunch places downtown is Jason's deli. The food is delicious and you get FREE ice cream!!! So far, my favorite place we've had dinner is Mercadito. Amazing food and yummy margaritas!!! 

5. Chicago LOVES its sports teams! 
The Bulls, the Bears, the Blackhawks, the Cubs, the White Sox.... and you must be a fan! We live about a mile from Wrigley, but Brian HATES the Cubs. He's a big Sox fan and is trying to make me one too. I'm going to my first Sox game in a little over a week and I'm super excited. I went to my first Bulls game last season and had a blast! Hopefully, I will get to go to a Blackhawks game next season. 

These are just a few of the things I've learned about the great city of Chicago so far. I'm sure I'll have many more discoveries to share the longer I live here. 

Do you live in/near Chicago?
Have you been to Chicago?
If so, what are some of your favorite things about the city? 

Happy Friday!!! 


  1. I loveeeeee Chicago! I've been there a few times. :)

  2. Chicago sounds amazing...I've always wanted to go. Mainly for the dance and the shows!! I'm so glad you're loving it there!

  3. I am so happy your are enjoying your new home!! Sounds like you are fitting right in! I hope I can visit one day!! You can show me the town!! ;) Love ya!!

  4. I'm a Clevelander- so pretty close to Chicago. I love that city! I was there in May for my birthday and I can't wait to go back!!