Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Things That I'm Into: Sultan's Market

My VERY FAVORITE lunch in the entire city of chicago. I love the crap out of Sultan's.  I can't believe its taken me this long to declare my love strong and loud on this blog. The proper order is a falafil sandwich extra spicy. If you are especially hungry then add a cup of lentil soup. The end.

There is one in wicker park and in lincoln park. Booyah.

Also, the dudes that work there are rad. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Things That I'm Into: Pop Up Dinners

Deets and I went to Fritz Pastry for a valentines-themed vegetarian "pop up restaurant."* It had seven courses, five of which were dessert. Yup. The menu was as followed:

Course One: Fennel Soup and Salad Sandwich

Entree: Creamy Polenta and Veggie Ragout

Dessert Amuse: Lemon

Fruit One: Dreamsicle Vacherin


Fruit Two: Tropical Fruit Tapioca

Chocolate One: Black Forest

Chocolate Two: Chocolate Cereal




Mingardises: Four bite-size reminders of the flavors we had above.


All in all, it was amazing, and I really liked the pop-up dinner experience. It wasn't too expensive ($40) for how much food it was and how good it was, it was BYOB, and it had a fun experimental-ish vibe. Plus, it was the day before valentine's day, so on the actual day we could make a HEART SHAPED PIZZA.


Cause what says love more than a heart shaped pizza?

* A pop up restaurant, according to Mr. Howard Portney of NY Restaurant Examiner, is explained on the interwebs as: "So far as I know, the term pop-up originated in San Francisco, with the restaurant Lung Shan, in the city's Mission District. Most days, Lung Shan is a nondescript Chinese restaurant that does a hum-drum business, but two days a week it metamorphoses into Mission Street Food, a serious restaurant with serious chefs cooking for serious customers. Such an arrangement creates a venue for aspiring young chefs, who can ply their trade without the monumental investment that starting up a restaurant normally entails. Pop-ups not only provide a stage for talented chefs but inject needed lifeblood into struggling restaurants whose kitchens are underused much of the time." Link here.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Things That I'm Into: Valentine's Day by Kiddos

Done by the lovely nettlehorst kids. Love the shout out to the dentist. Happy Valentine's Day!
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Things That I'm Into: After the Blizzard

The next morning, after receiving word that it was a SNOW DAY at work (hallelujah!), Deets and I set out doing some post-storm exploration. Unfortunately, Blisstal did not bring us any cinnamon rolls before we set out. Totally unfair.

Our street.
Our car.
More street.
Some brave souls had shoveled narrow walk ways out to the main streets. 
Reporters were on the scene!
The lake looked otherworldly.
Some poor - but lucky- folks crashed right before heading into the lake.
Lake Shore Drive was closed, so Matt got to pose in the middle. 
Kids got to ride on sleds. 
And we finished out the day with some card games and beers at a bar with a fireplace.

Definitely into blizzards.  

Things That I'm Into: During the Blizzard

After a harrowing commute home where I had to dart from restaurant vestibule to restaurant vestibule, we settled and watched the crazy blizzard/thundersnow occur. Right before bed, about 11:30pm, we decide to go out to see how things were shaping up in Blizzard Land.

Completely silent, save for the screeching wind. Made us very thankful to have a cozy apartment to be safe and sound in for the remainder of the night. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Things That I'm Into: Lemon!

I have two adorable and perfect cats, and I love them equally. That being said, one is cuter than the other. I know, that makes me a horrible cat mom. But it's true.

While Liz Lemon may have an edge in cuteness, Katniss has the edge in cuddle. But cuddle doesn't photograph as well. As such, here is some Lemon for your viewing pleasure:

Look at those little paws under there! Gah.

Also, in case you didn't get enough cat in this post, I have an awesome cat makeout video to share once I get the patience to upload it. Get ready for some awesome cat makeout action. 
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