Thursday, June 17, 2010
Day 2 started with us at Millennium Park and checking out The Bean.
I loved the architecture in Chicago. It's like a miniature New York City.
Descartes Cafe (327 N Michigan Ave) has these amazing gelatto and espresso shakes they make. My combination was pistachio and chocolate!
While scouring the city, we found some neat architecture to pose next to.
Although it was a bit cold, our next destination was the beach. Like an idiot, I actually brought my bikini on this trip as I had no idea what the weather would be like (which ended up being freezing cold).
Based on the recommendation of some people we met, we visited Hancock Tower on our way back around sunset to catch a glimpse of the city before it got dark.
Did you know that Chicago is "Gotham City?" They filmed Batman there. I was quite surprised! I love the way big buildings look next to each other. It makes me feel so small and fills me with wonder, knowing that the world is so large and there is so much to explore.
Of course, can't go to Chicago without trying the stuffed pizza! It was DELICIOUS! I'm already craving it now. We went to Giordano's (2855 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
After dinner, we got dressed up again...
We went to check out a bar called the Violet Hour (1520 North Damen Ave). They served the best drinks on this side of the continent, hands down! It was more of an apothecary than a bar, as the bartenders mixed magic with alcohol behind the counter. Each drink probably had 10+ ingredients, and although you can watch them make it, the intricacies and details they put into each substance is just mindblowing. The result is a wonderfully concocted alcoholic drink that set me into quite a spell. No photos were taken inside as they had weird house rules we didn't want to break. But if there's one awesome place you should check out in Chicago, it's definitely the Violet Hour!
Below are pictures I found from Google of the Violet Hour. It's a VERY interesting space with a hidden door. We walked right past it and if it weren't for the GPS on my iPhone, I would've very easily missed it for good.
Part 3 coming soon.... stay tuned!
Posted by Liang at 6:22 PM