This year for our wedding anniversary we decided to go to Chicago since Dustin has never been. Rob Zombie was actually having his Great American Nightmare going on that weekend and he was having a show the night of our anniversary, so we thought what a perfect weekend!
We didn't do too much exploring. I showed Dustin the areas that I have been to while visiting and he enjoyed them all which was nice. We were excited to try some vegan food from The Chicago Diner and we weren't let down at all!
Our first trip to The Chicago Diner (yes there was two!) was at their second location in Logan Square. I had the Special Recipe Wings as an appetizer which was so amazing, the best ever! For my entree I had the Country Fried Steak which is battered seitan with country gravy and mashed potatoes. I got sweet potato fries on the side instead of sauteed veggies. I was seriously in a food coma it was so delicious. Dustin ordered the Buddha's Karma Burger (gluten free) which is a curried sweet potato-tofu patty with grilled pineapple, sprouts and onion. It comes with chimichurri sauce but Dustin really isn't a sauce person. He really enjoyed his burger and wants me to make it at home, we even bought the cookbook that the diner has for sale. For our sweet tooth we got two of their award-wining shakes. Dustin got their gluten free chocolate peanut butter shake and I got their mint chocolate chip. I thought mine tasted even better than dairy queens mint one I used to get before we were vegan and before I found out I was lactose intolerant. Here are some photos from our yummy dinner!
|Yummy bbq wings!|
|Look at all that deliciousness!|
|Dustin was so excited about his photo skills! :P|
|I LOVE sweet potato fries!|
|No cows harmed here!|
On Saturday before the Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare we went into the city to go to Millennium Park. It was pretty windy and chilly so we didn't stay for too long and I didn't use my camera at all on this trip. Here are a couple photos I took from that morning.
After we left Millennium Park we headed to a couple stores in the area I love which is called Boystown. There are so many cool stores and people around there I always love walking around. After we went into some stores we went to the other location that The Chicago Diner has which is their original location on Halsted Street. We weren't really adventures as we both got the same thing to eat again, we couldn't pass it up. This time I got a large shake :)
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare was amazing of course, he ALWAYS puts on a great show. This was the third time I've seen him live. The haunted houses there were a lot of fun also, not too scary and I'm not a fan of haunted houses hehe.
We had such a short, fun trip and we are going back in December for another weekend filled with three concerts from my favorite band Kill Hannah who will be playing their last shows sadly, but I couldn't be more excited. Three shows from my favorite band in an awesome city AND vegan food! So happy it is only two months away!
Have any of you ever been to The Chicago Diner? What was your favorite thing there? :)