Let's Hear It For New York

Sunday, August 24, 2014

It all started with the idea of taking a simple scooter ride up to Logan Square to get a bloody at Longman & Eagle. But then one thing led to another and we had suddenly eaten our way through the entire city. Chicago is sneaky like that, it will make you stop at restaurants even when you're not hungry.


And guys on scooters. What all girls love. Strike that, I mean guys wearing pink shirts on bright blue scooters. What can I say, he's a keeper. Ladies, back off.


Speaking of keepers, this would be the brunch item I ordered at Longman & Eagle- it's smoked salmon eggs benedict. So good it almost brought a tear to my eye.



Chris is a classic kind of guy and went for the healthy option- the burger with an egg on top served with a side of beef fat fries.


Minutes after we finished our "light brunch" at Longman we jumped on the scooter and weren't further than a few blocks away when all of the sudden it started pouring. We knew it was only going to get worse so we figured we'd tough it out and just get all the way home rather than stopping. And of course at every stop light the dry people in the cars next to us had to look over and point and laugh as we sat on our silly blue scooter and got poured on. 

By the time we got home we were absolutely soaked. Once we dried off I caught these two peaking out the front window as the storm rolled by. Could they be any cuter?
After the storm passed it only made sense for us to get back out there and find more food. So once again we jumped on old Scoots and made our way to Wicker Park. I took this photo from the back of the scooter because I was certain it was really cool and artsy. I was wrong. It's just a photo of a street. I'm posting it anyway to teach myself a lesson about taking stupid photos. 


We went to Oiistar in Wicker because we've heard their ramen is supposed to be amazing. Well Chris went for the ramen, I actually went because I heard they have great sangria.


For an appetizer we got the Duxelle, which is wild mushrooms, pork belly, spicy mayo, and avocado puree all with a little drop of caviar on top.


Oh my goodness it was delicious. I think I liked it more than my meal. I could have eaten five more fried balls of Duxelle. But for the main course I got the ramen because like I said, it's why we came to Oiistar in the first place.


I ignorantly always thought ramen was just a thing college kids ate in their dorm room. Turns out there's such a thing as fancy ramen and it's amazing. Probably just as healthy as the college stuff too, I imagine...

We rendezvoused downtown on our way home to ride along the river. I just love this city so much. I keep thinking the thrill of living here is going to wear off and yet it never has. It only seems to get better with each day that passes.


And that's mostly because of the food. We figured we might as well grab a cupcake before going home because why not it was only 11:00 p.m. and we weren't sickly full just yet. So I picked up a Cookie Monster cupcake (it actually had cookie dough on the inside) from Molly's Cupcakes to seal the deal.


And Sunday was spent at the dog beach just because I'm a weird dog owner and get a sick amount of joy off of seeing this smile of Harlow's. There's a good chance I enjoy the dog beach just as much as him, perhaps a little more even.


The waves were a bit bigger than normal so he was a little hesitant at first, but Harlow held on to him to make sure Chris got over his fear. He's just a sweetheart like that.



After the beach we had another "light lunch" at Revolution in Logan Square because go hard or go home. Healthy eating is for weekdays. This is the chicken pesto sandwich smeared in cheese and regret and heart burn.


And as I finish this post I literally just got an email that I was never expecting but never the less, made me so so happy. I was going to wait and talk about it tomorrow (and trust me I still will) but screw it I'm too excited. I just found out that I got invited to the infamous She-Devil Comedy Festival in NYC October 22-26. I sent in my submission clip months ago and had more or less forgotten about it, mostly just because I assumed I hadn't made the cut. But then out of the blue I just got a "congratulations you're coming to New York" email and I just couldn't believe it.

I read it several times in fact because I thought it was a joke. I still kind of think it's a joke. But I've booked my flight anyway because it seems October 22nd and 23rd I'll be telling jokes at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club and Broadway Comedy Club. If you're in the area you should swing by, and then you should also tell me where to get a good bloody in the city.

So that's that. Let's hear it for New York.


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26 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness that food looked good! Not great when I am starving, stuck at my desk and its only 3pm!!
    I am absolutely in love with Harlow, talk about the cutest dog ever!!

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  2. Dude, all those food pics have me hungry!!

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  3. the food pics - yum!! the pic of Chris and Harlow looking out the window - tooooo cute!
    YAY for the gigs in NYC!

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  4. All that food looks amazing. I must know, are you blessed with incredible good genes, or do you work out lots? I know you did a jokey how to keep fit post, but I would really like to know, for realz. Because, you look amazing & eat all that goodness! You guys have a dog beach!!! How fun! We took our dog, Chara, to the beach for her first time a few months ago & man, I could do it everyday if we had a car to take her! I LOVED seeing the joy and energy she had jumping over those waves. It was precious! Blogged about it here (http://themosbysinchina.blogspot.com/2014/06/charas-first-beach-day.html) if you like seeing other smiley dogs & care to take a gander! Also, congrats on New York!

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  5. That picture of the two of them looking out the window is indeed too cute! What a fun and tasty weekend!

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  6. I don't know I thin that photo is kind of cool and artsy. Definitely worth taking. And yay that's so exciting! Congratulations! I'll be there. I don't know where to get the best bloody, but I do have a craft beer speakeasy and about a hundred restaurants I think you'll like. :)

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  7. OMG I'M DEFINITELY COMING TO SEE YOU. I hope that's not awkward. But yes I'll definitely come out! I'm super excited. AND I can definitely hook you up some with serious bloody spots. Stay tuned. And always love your weekend recaps. They're all delicious!

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  8. I wish I could tell you where to find a good midwest bloody here, but so far, I've failed at finding one and just look at your pictures with envy instead. But, I'll find my way down to Greenwich that night. We haven't been to a comedy show in the city yet, so i'm game for anything. Congrats.

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  9. Your weekend looks spectacular. and i'm saying that mostly because now I'm starving.
    and... congrats!! that is so freaking cool!

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  10. What a lovely weekend! The weather has been pretty awful where I am (London) so I'm very jealous :) Also, I love the bright yellow Pinterest icons you have on your site - are they a particular plugin?

    Jeniwren.com

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  11. ahhhhhh! NYC!! How about let's hear it for Taylor?! that's awesome! I love NYC, you will have so much fun!
    I also found it ironic that I actually ate ramen this weekend too...only it really was the college dorm room kind...

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  12. This is most definitely what weekends should look like!

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  13. The post should be titled, Let's Hear it for the Bangs. Because let's be honest, they look.. wait for it.. bangin'!

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  14. Harlow looks so happy in that picture once he wasn't afraid of the big waves!

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  15. 1) that mason jar sangria glass is what blogger dreams are made of

    2) i am actually so unbelievably peeved - i just left nyc yesterday after being there all summer! would've looooooved watching you tell jokes / to have invited you to lunch at nbc - on the same floor as snl!! next time, next time for suresies :)

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  16. CONGRATS on NYC. I can't wait for you're "Congratulations you're going to Utah" letter . You'd totally do a comedy tour here, wouldn't you?

    On a different note, if I ever make it to Chicago I want to spend the entire time having you take me to every amazing restaurant in the city. I get so jealous of all your food descriptions.

    Lastly I know you THINK you like Chicago, but must I remind you of the endless bitter winter? You certainly weren't singing her praises in February!

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  17. Congrats on NYC! And Chicago really does have the best food ever.

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  18. Congrats!! I actually had that same cupcake from Molly's Cupcakes in NYC and it was nothing short of amazing. So while you're there, make time for round #2!

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  19. Congratulations! That's awesome!! Also, your weekend sounds fantastic:)

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  20. My mouth is watering just looking at all the yummy food you ate. #getinmybelly

    xo, Taylor

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  21. um...can i have your life? not only is your witty sense of humor contagious, but your killer fashion, cutie pie puppy and bags are perf. #officiallyobsessed

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  22. Oh how nice they hot chips look, and you know I found this post funny and it made me giggle a bit and wish I could reach into the computer and try on of the chips I do like nice hot chips

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  23. Ahh I desperately want a scooter and a burger after reading this post, damn you Tay!

    guesswhathollie.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. That sounds like a great weekend of food. I totally want ramen now. I love fancy ramen.

    Congratulations on getting into that festival! So awesome!

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  25. I could eat like that every single day. YUM. And congrats on the invite to NYC--that's awesome girl!

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  26. You are making me so jealous that Chicago is not my home. So so jealous. And so awesome about NYC!!! Congrats

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