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Friday, June 26, 2009
Happy Hour 1492
Now that I have a bit of time, I can post about some of the great places I got to experience while in Chicago.
I love vacationing during the week. It means I'm free to enjoy the wonderful world of happy hour! Today we bring you, gentle readers, the 1492 Tapas Bar. $3 tapas
and half off selected bottles of wine during their happy hour. Mmmmmm...
I love tapas, appetizers, prix fix menus, and anything else that lets me sample a ton of food. (And Craig wonders why I always have to try some of his food when we go out.)
The waiter suggested a wonderful wine. Not on th
e half off menu, but only $20 for the bottle. It was amazing. Light and sweet and so, so
very drinkable. We polished off half the bottle (ok, Mom had a glass, and I took care of the rest), and then took the rest of the bottle home (which made for wonderful late-night, post-hospital drinking).
We ordered six tapas, and by far my favorite was the lightly fried artichokes. Chicken croquettes were also delish.
And the dessert- so simple, and yet so wonderful. Vanilla ice cream wrapped in a thin crepe and covered in strawberry sauce. I was almost licking the plate by the end of it.
Mom's probably wondering how much dessert to eat.
Outside 1492, there was a psychic doing $10 palm reading deals. Well, we couldn't beat that, so Mom and I got our palms read. Seems she gave us the same fortune- you'll help people, you're a strong person... Though she saw me with 2 kids (couldn't say if they were biological or not- I asked!) and that my fiance would be very successful. Oh good. Later that night I talked to Craig. He was stressing about finding work, and I told him to relax, since the psychic said he's be very successful.
ex-grad student after getting an mba from ucla while working full time in tv production. plans to take over the world or a least throw great parties. now working in marketing and running a comedic-educational YouTube Channel on the side. married a wonderful ex-punk pacifist. adores my kitties and puppy.