Chicago, River North

Weekend Recap: Baseball, Bonnets, Brunch, Boats … and Lobstah!

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!

Baseball, Stadium, White Sox

Photo: Chritiques at U.S. Cellular Field

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.

Horse Racing, Arlington Heights

Photo: Chritiques at the Arlington Million

Horse Racing, Arlington Heights

Photo: Chritiques at the Arlington Million

Horse Racing, Arlington Heights

Photo: Chritiques at Arlington Million

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!

Chicago, River North

Photo: Chritiques at River Roast

Chicago Water Taxi

Photo: Chritiques

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!

Navy Pier, New England Seafood Company

Photo: Chritiques at The Great American Lobster Fest

Navy Pier, New England Seafood Company

Photo: Chritiques at The Great American Lobster Fest

All in all, it was a sports-, food-, and fun-filled weekend. How did you spend yours?

Tastefully,

Christina