The Day the River Turned Green

Monday, March 17, 2014

On Saturday morning the river turned green and all of Chicago turned into a bunch of little drunk Irish people. 



Saturday started off innocent enough with eggs and mimosas at home before we left to go to a friend's apartment that was right off the river. On the way to the apartment it was roughly 12:30 p.m. and the streets were already full of far too many drunken idiots. I rolled my eyes at the silly people in their green tutus and their stupidly small leprechaun hats on their heads standing in line for a dumb bar that would take them at least an hour to get inside.

That is until this happened. Once Chris put on the stupidly small leprechaun hat I realized just how fun they really were. I mean what's not to like about a tiny hat? It's just funny.


We drank some Guinness, took a few Irish car bombs and by the time 3:30 rolled around and everyone was ready to head to some bars up north to get away from hour long lines of tourists downtown, Chris and I decided we were ready for a late lunch/early dinner. And so we went to our favorite spot in the West Loop, Au Cheval and we feasted our little Irish hearts away.

I casually asked Chris to take a photo of me and this is what he gave me. I assure you I was not as sloshed as I appear in this photo. He liked it because he said "It looks like a great St. Patricks Day pic!" Because I'm wearing green, drinking a beer, and appear to be hammered? Yes, apparently so.


And so we finished our St. Patrick's Day Saturday at Au Cheval sipping on their amazing Bloody Marys and eating their one-of-a-kind burgers.


This place seriously has the best burgers in the city. Hands down.


And with each Monday brings a new promise to eat healthy for the week. If I make it until Thursday afternoon I'm really proud of myself.

Happy St. Patricks Day, everyone! May the luck of the Irish be on your side today!

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27 comments:

  1. I'm determined to get up to Chicago for St. Patricks Day weekend one of these years... love how they turn the river green. And a burger with a fried egg -- YUM!

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  2. How fabulous...I wish they turned the Thames green....even just to make a change from the brown shade it currently is!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. i need to make it to chicago for st patty's this looks fun. i was in bed by 8:30 pm. day drinking and I have a hard time.

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    1. Im Irish and please, please take notice... st. Patty is not a thing!! :) https://www.google.ie/search?q=st+paddy%27s+not+st+patty%27s&rlz=1C1CHMO_enIE522IE522&espv=2&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=V1cnU_nDBNCQhQeT34CgBg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1517&bih=714&dpr=0.9#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=C3v8gA2IX42k_M%253A%3BiCxR-2wlnisq2M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwildeyedsoutherncelt.com%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F1900128_10153881737045048_1903516916_n.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwildeyedsoutherncelt.com%252Famericans-and-canadians-its-st-paddys-day-not-st-pattys-day%252F%3B315%3B500

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  4. Looks like a fun weekend! It's pretty cool that they turn the river green too.

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  5. Happy St. Patrick's Day ! Looks like a great weekend!

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  6. Au Cheval sounds amazing. I noticed it was on your list for food you should eat in Chicago if you visit for the weekend. Have you considered updating that list? I would love to hear what else you would include now that it's been a few months.

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  7. Your food always looks so yum. Is that weird to notice? I want to come to Chicago again and have you show me around the restaurants y'all eat at :) #Fatty

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  8. Ah, I was in Chicago this weekend, too! And totally geeked it up with some green clover antennae (I don't even know what to call them). But haha, yes, the drunken fools were definitely out!!! :)

    -- Erika from America

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  9. Chicago is seriously the BEST for St. Patty's! Sounds like you had an absolute blast!

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  10. Seriously, one of these times I'm going to make it to the city to see the green river. And perhaps to that restaurant because now I'm starving.

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  11. Okay, that green river is SO COOL.

    xo

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  12. You know what's terrible? I lived in Chicago for three St. Patrick's Days, and not once have I attended the South Side Parade (although I'm not too bummed about that because apparently get murdered there sometimes), nor have I seen the river dyed green. It's shameful, really. But also, kind of my own fault because I hate crowds with the passion of a thousand fiery suns, so I tended to avoid downtown around holidays at all costs. But I do very much enjoy the green river photos you posted. :)

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  13. I've always wanted to go to Chicago for St. Patty's day - must be such a fun experience!! Love the little green hat :)

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  14. Im Irish and its so funny/interesting to see the american perspective on paddys day :) and if you ever get the chance to spend St.Patrick's day in ireland do it! :) ps. to everyone in america it is NOT st.patty's (that is just one thing that annoys every single irish person!)

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  15. I'm so taken with the green river! Sounds like a fun weekend!

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  16. LOL that photo of you does look like that though!
    and how the heck did they turn the river green?

    xo, Brikena
    www.jarofjoy.blogspot.com

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  17. Anytime you can put a fried egg on a sandwich it is always heavenly. And woah, Au Cheval takes serving their Bloody Mary's seriously! Looks amazing!
    Eva Marie Taylor

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  18. Super jealous… I barely wore green today. Oh times have changed!

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  19. ALL the pickles on the drink. Yum!

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  20. Sounds like you guys had a blast! Those little hats always make things more festive:) Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

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  21. Yeah I agree it does sound like you had a bloody good time

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  22. Those burgers dooo look awesome. And Chris was 100% right- that picture of you IS awesome and very St. Patty appropriate!

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  23. Looking very fun and festive! Someone asked me if I celebrate St. Patrick's Day and I really didn't know how to answer. Are they asking if I wear green and get loaded? Or is there another way to celebrate? Looks like you did it right!

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