Here’s a post that is way outside of my normal wheelhouse. I have occasionally looked at various subscription boxes and thought they looked interesting, but for the first time in my life I actually subscribed to one, and it arrived yesterday.
On Maintenance Day, we headed in to Chicago to do a food tour. We woke up to 17° and snow in Schaumburg, and it snowed most of the morning as we made our way in to the city.
To escape the hotel one day, Domingos and I headed over to Annapolis, which is only a short 30-minute drive away. Our first stop was the Vida Taco Bar, which had an excellent and diverse lineup of unique taco combinations. You can order each taco with a flour or corn tortilla, or a large lettuce leaf. On Sundays, house margaritas are only $6, so we indulged with a couple each while enjoying some incredible tacos. Continue reading “Annapolis”
We’ve been back in the States for a week, so I guess it’s time for an update! I’m finally over the jet lag and I’ve made it through most of my PCS to-do list, at least everything I can do before our household goods and storage are delivered. I’m thoroughly sick of hotel living, but it is what it is. We had a very long day of travel last Saturday, but we survived and no one hassled me about my viola, so I count it as a win. Continue reading “Transitioning”
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about my actual life, so if you’re here for the sightseeing and food, feel free to skip this post (though there will be ice cream at the end). Continue reading “Grab Bag + Photo Album”
A 30-hour layover in Bangkok on our way to Bhutan? Sounds like it’s time for another food tour! Unfortunately, this tour was one of the more lackluster ones that we’ve done. There was some good food, but no real feeling of immersion, no real cultural or sightseeing stops (we briefly paused to look at the exterior of one wat), and no single food that really blew us away. I’m still glad we did it, as it got us out of our hotel and into the city center for a couple of hours, but it can’t hold a candle to the food tours we’ve done in Rome, Seoul, and Chiang Mai. Continue reading “Bangkok Food Tour”
Last week, I met a friend for lunch at Ciuri Ciuri, a fantastic Italian restaurant in Hongdae. It’s run by a Sicilian couple, and the owner himself waited on us and told us about all the dishes. I can’t wait to go back and try more of the menu! We shared an arancine to start, which is Sicily’s version of this fried rice ball that is found all over Italy (I had a version called suppli in Rome and first fell in love with this food). The rice mixture was a creamy risotto, fried perfectly, and the inside was a prosciutto and béchamel sauce. Ridiculously good!
I need a break from prepping all of my Thailand posts, so I decided now would be a good time to reflect on 2016 and 2017. Warning: this will probably be a fairly long post, so if you want to read it all make sure you have caffeine handy! Continue reading “Old Year – New Year (*Not a Thailand Post*)”
I love breakfast food, and I like to exercise a little creativity when making breakfast for Domingos and myself on the weekends. This morning, I decided to make breakfast pizzas and they came out perfectly!
Eating and drinking, of course! I know you’re all dying to know what I’ve been eating lately. The answer is: there haven’t been a lot of new places to share as I’ve been visiting old favorites, but here are a few great new locations for consuming calories. Continue reading “What Really Matters”