It was a big weekend in Chicago, and I tried to make the most of it, despite the wacky weather. 60 degrees and foggy in August? Really, Chicago?!?
On Friday, some co-workers and I went to U.S. Cellular Field to watch the White Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays. We sat in the outfield along the warning track, which offered a unique perspective of the game. It was country music night and the Sox won, so all in all it was a successful Friday night!
Saturday was the 32nd running of the Arlington Million at Arlington Park – home to the very first million dollar thoroughbred race. Thanks to our friends at America’s Best Racing, who previously hosted a very fun and tasty collaboration dinner at Horse Thief Hollow, we learned the intricacies of horse racing, donned our fancy hats, and enjoyed the festive atmosphere.
On Sunday, I attended brunch at River Roast, newly opened and located on the Chicago River, which also conveniently happens to be a stop along the route of the Chicago Water Taxi. As a result, brunch was followed by a nice, albeit foggy, architecture boat tour! Stay tuned for a full Chritique of my brunch at River Roast coming to the blog this week!
I then headed to Navy Pier for the first annual Great American Lobster Fest, wherein I enjoyed views of Chicago, live music, and great seafood – including my favorite lobster roll from New England Seafood Company! Look for more coverage of Lobster Fest later this week on the blog!
All in all, it was a sports-, food-, and fun-filled weekend. How did you spend yours?