a few chicago eats.

Monday, November 15, 2010

while in chicago, irv planned an entire day of eats + activities in the city :) i happily sat back and did nothing but enjoy the day he had planned. oh, and i'll have to admit, the anticipation of not knowing where we were going to go next definitely added to the excitement of the whole day. 

stops included: toast || hot doug's || bleeding heart bakery

toast was such an adorable little breakfast joint! i don't know why i haven't been frequenting this place. i had some of the best scrambled eggs ever, seriously. 

toastrestaurant
toast
toastmocha
toasteggs
pesto scramble. scrambled eggs w/ tomato & gruyere w/ fresh house pesto. served w/ house potatoes.

toastpancakes
pancake orgy. one of each: blueberry, banana pecan & lemon poppy seed, topped w/ house berry granola, vanilla yogurt, fresh fruit & drizzled w/ honey.

toastroosters
toasttable
toastpancake


hot doug's was definitely an experience for me. i'm not very big on hot dogs with toppings. i'm usually content with a plain bun or sometimes a little ranch dressing is perfect. but this time i tried a veggie dog with everything on it. 

hotdougs
hotdougsvin
hotdougsdogs
hotdoug
hotdougsoda
hotdougveggie
the pete shelley vegetarian dog. 


and finally, bleeding heart bakery for dessert. it's such a colorful & fun place to sit and enjoy some delish baked goods. my favorite things we ate there were the lemon bar & brownie that we ended up buying just as we were leaving, to take home as a snack. 

bhb
bhbinside
bhbcounter
bhbcuppies
bhbcupcake
bhbcupcakes
bhbsaltedcaramel
veruca salt {salted caramel in vanilla} cupcake.

definitely wish i was capable of eating more on days like these! there are just too many amazing things to eat & not enough room in my stomach :)

5 comments:

ashley said...

i went to toast too when i was in chicago! i think i got a scramble. :)
beautiful pics, as per usual.

Erica said...

i wanna go to hot dougs!!!
i love your pics tawns :)

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

absolutely gorgeous..or should i say scrumptious(?!) photos tawny! the image of the pancakes make my mouth water...literally!!!!
j.

Sandy a la Mode said...

oh wow!! the hot dogs, the cupcakes, i am sooo hungry!! your pics look great sweetie!!

jamila said...

omg. this was jus ton unique eats. soooo coool. i love "cooking chanel". one day when i visit can we will watch it togeher and get inspiried to make good things. can we please?

 

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