Our second day in Chicago we decided to take it a little more easy. We slept in and then made our way to the Grand Lux Café. We had a reasonable lunch and ended with beignets which had come recommended as the “best ever” to Abe by a friend.
Again, in case you were worried, we didn’t let them go to waste! How could we when they come with yummy raspberry sauce?
We did a lot of walking around the city, 16,592 steps (which equals 616 Kcalories, if you really were worried about the beignets).
We took a nap that afternoon and then went to a movie. Thankyou LivingSocial: we paid $9 for $22 tickets. I was worried about trying to catch a movie downtown in a big city so we arrived early, to be practically the only people in the theater. Abe got a kick out of teasing me about that. So in case you wondered, Monday night isn’t busy at the movies even in a happening place like Chicago. (We saw Unknown which we both recommend. It has Liam Neeson and I kept wanting to call it Untaken—it has a similar feel to it as his last movie Taken). It was a little weird to be in a skyscraper for a movie (below is the view from the theater). Oh what a Utah/Iowa girl I am, so small minded.
We ended the night with a late dinner at Gyu-kaku, a Japense BBQ restaurant where you cook the food on a grill at your table. Abe was excited for me to try this style of food and it was delicious. In case you were wondering, it is a somewhat busy time for Japanese food at 10 pm on a Monday night in the Windy City.
We ended our dinner with the Japanese delicacy, s’mores.
And yes, we ate it all (well mostly). Perhaps this has fueled my new found motivation for the gym now that we are home.