Welcome to The Weekend Chronicles where everything’s made up and the points don’t matter. I’m only kidding! I really need to start writing these on Sunday so that the weekend is still fresh in my head and that you all don’t have to wait until the middle of the week to read them. I’ve taken note of that and will make more of a conscious effort as we move forward. This weekend was filled with more delicious food than I care to admit and a lot of quality time spent with friends. As you all know I value my weekends and am always trying to make the most of them because they come and go much too quickly. If I’m not running around like a mad man trying to fit a million things into just a couple of days then I am relaxing and recharging for what lies ahead. With that being said, if anyone has any recommendations on awesome places to eat or visit in Illinois please send them my way. I’m always looking to try new things and within reason will try anything once. Now let’s get this party started!
When I got home from work on Friday I was set on going out to dinner. I had been working at a different location than normal and there was no Chipotle nearby so I was set on getting my fix of Mexican cuisine. It was only my mom and I so I figured I would take her out since she is always taking care of me. We decided on a local Mexican restaurant called Burrito Jalisco and as usual it was magnificent. Something interesting about this restaurant is that we used to live next to the owners so every once in a while we will run into them when they’re working. My dinner consisted of a tostada, cheese quesadilla, enchilada, rice and beans as well as house margarita to wash it all down. I devoured every last bite of it! When it comes to Burrito Jalisco, I give it a 3.5 out of 5 sporks. The night ended with some good friends, lots of laughter and a couple of cases of adult beverages. We can’t drink like we used to that’s for sure!
If I didn’t get my weekly Chipotle on Friday, you can bet that I was going to get it on Saturday and that is exactly what I did. In my eyes no weekend is complete without biting into the heavenly goodness of everything I could dream of and more wrapped up in a warm tortilla. It is the closest thing to perfection in this crazy world that we live in. The evening, on the other hand, involved a visit to some old friends’ apartment in Park Ridge to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the New York Mets and explore what the night life in the area had to offer. We ended up at Firewater Saloon which is northwest Chicago’s only country bar and had a good ole’ time! Looking back I wish I had been in a different state of mind and taken advantage of the opportunity to try some of the southern greats on their custom food menu. When it comes to Firewater Saloon, I give it a 3.5 out of 5 sporks based on the atmosphere and adult beverages alone.
And I said, “What about breakfast at Tiffany’s?” No I’m not just singing, I actually ate at a restaurant called Tiffany’s on Sunday and it was extremely good. I decided to order The Works Skillet which consisted of bacon, sausage, ham, jack and cheddar cheese and scrambled eggs served on a bed of diced potatoes with a side of Greek toast. The food was fresh and the service was on point, the only downside is that when my food finally arrived I was no longer hungry for some odd reason so I was forced to take it home. It wasn’t quite The Junction which you’ve all heard me talk about before so I will give it a 4 out of 5 sporks. The rest of day I spent laying around watching horror movies seeing that it is that time of the year. If you haven’t seen Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream or Texas Chainsaw Massacre and are looking for some suggestions I suggest beginning there. I’ve also heard great things about The Babadook but have yet to have the chance to watch it.
P.S. Shout out to Jack Ludwig, Stephanie Castro, Rob Willer and Cori Stewart for being those good friends that I am always mentioning in my blog!