2018-06 - Chicago

Checked in and good to go! This time westbound, to the Windy City!

My home for the coming 9 hours.

Starter. Carpaccio a la SAS.

Fish, potatoes and a messy tablecloth.

Gute Glass raspberry sorbet and a rhubarb pie. Very tasty.

Bedtime means watching Friends.

Before landing we were served a breakfast.

I had been watching Anthony Bourdain’s Chicago episode of “The Layover” and I knew I had to try out that breakfast place that he goes to, the Sweet Maple Cafe.

I was lucky to get a table, the place filled up quickly.

Thinking the breakfast would be something close to the swedish restaurant breakfasts, a sandwich and a coffee which will leave you hungry after some 30 minutes, I ordered the pork chops and a cinnamon roll. Needless to say, I could not finish.

To try to cope with the food coma, I went to the Chicago Zoo.

Angry geese.

Can confirm.

USA BIRD

After a couple of hours at the zoo, I went back to the Loop. Here’s a the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. It looks way cooler in real life.

Finally, the Cloud Gate, “the bean”, … call it whatever you like!

Whenever I travel somewhere, I make sure to try out the public transport at least once, to see what it’s like. I had a destination in mind, but it turned out to be a pretty long (and noisy) journey.

I wonder what’d happen if I met someone here, it was extremely narrow.

Finally! The Ribfest!

Cold beers in the sun. Does it get much better than that?

Yes, it does. If you have your cold beer with a rib burger on the side.

And with some sweet corn.

A few more people other than I were also interested in the Ribfest!

These guys made, hands down, the best ribs I’ve ever tried. The food coma slowly approached and I went back to the hotel for some sleep.

Woke up, hungry again, time to head out for some lunch. Found some more badass street art.

Ah, finally a Victor sized bloody mary! And a beer chaser…

…And a steak sandwich. This is the capital of Food Coma.

A wild toilet appears!

Another one!

I was staying at The Godfrey.

The hotel bar, of course, had all the Goose Island goodies one could ever dream of.

Dinner was some Paella. WAY too big for one person, but like I said, Chicago is the city of Food Coma, I wasn’t let down this time either.

One long truck or whatever that is.

Flying home in the afternoon means I have time for one more food coma, lunch at Fogo de Chao.

Some damn good meat. I’ll be back.

Some heavy fog was sneaking up on us, but no problems, we were flying as scheduled.

Flying home in SAS Plus / Premium economy.

Staying hydrated. I did not eat any dinner on board but went to sleep.

Woke up for some breakfast, though.

Back on Swedish soil, with a bus gate and all!

Bye until next time!