The Weekend Stuff

Monday, July 28, 2014

Whenever my parents come to town it's a whirlwind of eating, drinking, and just a lot of fun. This weekend was no different. They've been having more fun than me since the 80s and they still are.  

The minute they got off the train and got to my house we jetted over to the J Parker for afternoon drinks before the place got too clubby. We had about one hour before before the music got too loud and the people got too pushy. I'm such a grandma I hate having drinks when I can't have a conversation. 

And fries should never be eaten with mayo. That's just gross. But why is it soooo good?

After a long night of bar hopping and eating too much on Friday evening we started Saturday off with some bloodys at Dunlays on Clark. And by "long night" I mean 11:00 p.m., my family likes to start early and end early. That's kinda how I prefer it, as well. Happy hours are always better than after hours. Now if only I could get late-nighter Chris on board with this idea as well...

And this fried egg sandwich at Dunlay's is to die. This crappy photo doesn't do it justice, but trust me on this one. If you ever go there you need to order this.

After a solid base of carbs and bloodys we headed up to Wrigleyville for the Cubs game.

You just can't go to a baseball game without getting a hot dog. For some reason encased meat just tastes better at a baseball stadium. Same goes for peanuts. I would never go somewhere and willingly buy peanuts and be happy about it, but at Wrigley I am.

And that concludes part one of weekend stuff.  I felt like I had too many photos for one post and because I'm proud of myself for being a big girl blogger and bringing out my fancy camera you better believe I'm posting all of them.

Happy Monday! woof.

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  1. I'm with you, starting and ending early is the way too go. It looks like you had such a great weekend!

  2. nothing good happens 'after hours' - starting and ending early is the way to go. by the by can I just be you in the first photos, your outfit is so freaking cute, i can't even.

  3. Haha that's exactly how I like to do my nights out, home by midnight!

    You and your mom are twins! Gorgeous twins, duh. And I also laughed because we didn't see Chris's eyes once during this weekend recap. Haha

  4. Sounds like a fun weekend and you and your mom look A LOT alike!
    I like to start and end early bf is a party til 4am kinda guy and I feel like Im dying by 9pm LOL

  5. Fun! My mom is coming up next weekend from Oklahoma. I was wondering what boat tour yall did? I think we're gonna do navy pier, maybe the field museum and a beach day. Oh and Pequod's. LMK if you have any other fun family ideas! She doesn't really drink anymore, so trying to avoid that. :)

  6. All the food and drinks look fantastic! Isn't there something so delish about that darn celery salt on a Chicago dog? Yum!

  7. That sounds like such a fun weekend! And really, why DO hot dogs always taste so good at the ballpark?

  8. What a fabulous weekend with your family! You are your mom really look like sisters. Love your outfit and um, do you think you could deliver me an egg sammich from Dunlay's? Tasty!

  9. Looks like a great weekend! Yes Happy Hour is so much better than after hours! If I come to Chicago can I get the Daily Tay Bloody Mary Tour?

  10. Woo those hot chips look good, makes me want to some. Happy to hear you had a good weekend

  11. baseball games are so much fun, mostly because of the food!