This has been a week full of eating out. Not good for maintaining my weight but awesome for friendship and food experiences. We do not have to guess which way the scale balances in terms of importance on these issues. My meals included Burgers and breakfast at Little Goat; Korean food at Ttowa, a salad at the RAM, dinner at anteprimi and …
You get the idea. I ate out a lot this week. Before, I get into the particulars of the meals, I always say that the eating is what brings people together. My lunch on Tuesday at Little Goat was with an old client. I think I can start to change that reference from client to friend. Steve is such a nice guy. In Yiddish terms – he is what they call a mench – a person of honor and integrity. In my words, someone who will give you the proverbial shirt off of his back.
My lunch on Wednesday was with Alison who writes the blog Rosie Discovers. Alison and I have met through each of our blogging experiences and the Chicago blogging community. She is such a sweet person. We got together to generally get to know one another. As so many bloggers know, we have so many people we meet on this journey but do not really get to “know them.” We learned a little about our dogs and our families, and then, talked about what we get from our blogs. The lunch ended with discussing ideas that we could develop that would help us and help fellow bloggers. Stay tuned to see how this manifests.
Thursday’s lunch was to support a colleague who has a new job. The lunch was so much more. Marty showed me what grace and strength truly are in the face of adversity. He has certainly had some challenges this past year. With that said, he sure appears to be coming out the right side of these events and is an inspiration.
Friday night, my wife and I went out with a very good foodie friend of mine and his significant other. Needless to say, the meal was awesome. We went to Anteprimi in Andersonville. But the true enjoyment in the meal was enhanced by the company. True friends.
Saturday, gave AJ and me to see our youngest son. He was at Northwestern for a club swim meet. Watching swim meets never gets old for our family and AJ can’t help but coach (she is a coach).
Dinner was a small adventure on the way to where we needed to drop him off. We were going a little beyond Schaumburg. Saturday night with no reservation at 7:30pm is not a good time to try and get in somewhere. So after 2 failed attempts to go to our original targets we found a place called Ricky B’s Prime Burger House in the mall. OMG – the mall was so crowded. We got in and the burgers were pretty darn good. Nate had the King of Rock.
This is a mouthful of burger topped with smoked gouda, pulled pork and a giant onion ring. I went for a little more manageable burger The Green Dream minus the bacon.
This burger had smoked gouda, avocados and a pesto mayo. My week has been full and full of eating. I need to find a little time to diet so I can start eating again.
Have a blessed week ahead!