It was so foggy when we arrived in Chicago! We didn't realize just how foggy it was until we stepped off the subway in Printer's Row. The first thing we did in Chicago after dropping off our bags at the Hotel Blake was check out Hero Coffee Bar. I found it on Yelp but it ended up being at the end of our hotel block. You guys, I really love lattes and bagels and this place was banging. It made me miss Charleston so much. The girls working there were so chill and played El Vy on the radio while we were eating. Hero really understood me. I had a mint chocolate chip latte and a bagel sandwich with sliced cheddar AND cream cheese. It’s all about that second dimension of cheese, I promise. Anyways, if you’re ever in Chicago, hit them up on S. Dearborn.
We spent the entire day at the Art Institute of Chicago. I'm pretty sure we walked at least 9 miles inside the museum alone. Lots more art to come later in another blog post! It was the perfect way to spend a rainy day. We went to Christkindlmarkt to check out the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza and stayed for a few latkes with apple sauce and sour cream. The market was so crowded but it was super fun. We don't have Christmas markets here so it was a really unique experience that I wouldn't trade for anything. Have I mentioned that we love city life yet?
We passed by The Berghoff earlier in the day and it looked so dreamy that we decided to walk in for dinner. The German restaurant opened in 1898 and in 1933, was liquor license no. 1 in the city of Chicago after prohibition was repealed! Craziness. If you go, be sure to check out the apple and onion soup or the pierogies to start out with.