Monday, May 13, 2013

The End of the Affair....

So for those of you who aren't aware, The Husband and I are leaving Chicago. After four years of medical school, five years of residency, The Husband will be starting a two (possibly three year) Critical Care Fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh. This is a HUGE deal, as UPMC is one of the best (if not THE best) Critical Care programs in the country.  I'm so insanely proud of him and all of the hard work he's done, and I'm really excited to start this next phase of our lives. But of course, I am going to miss Chicago so much.

The Husband and I have lived in this amazing city for nine years. We became adults (or as close to adults as we possibly can be) here,  we discovered our love of food and drink and we made amazing friends here.

As we have just signed a lease for a new home and are looking into moving companies, the realization that we are leaving Chicago has hit hard.  And as July 1st is approaching much, much sooner than any of us anticipated, we must begin to tie up lose ends and start packing.

With all of this being said however, this also leaves us with the ability to begin our great Farewell Tour. While I realize that we may not be able to hit all of the places on our list (because of time and of course, money...moving is not cheap), we've got a list of some things we'd like to do one more time and some places we'd like to go for the first time, before we're officially only visitors in our home. And of course, some of these places will simply require another trip back. Aw Shucks!

Please feel free to add anything to our already huge list....

Encased Meat and Duck Fat Fries at Hot Doug's
Old Grand Pappy Vertical Flight at Aviary
Au Cheval
A Hen Fruit and Frites at Watershed
Fat Rice
Grace (another time, my friends)
Alinea (another time again....)
El Ideas
3 Happiness Dim Sum
Big Star
PQM sandwich (the lunch we had yesterday clearly didn't count...)
Bari's Italian Hoagies
BadHappy for Poutine and Shakes
Pint at Revolution's Tap Room
Doughnut Vault (I will get there early enough!)
Bernard's Bar- Blood of Dillinger
Hoosier Mama's Pie
Big Jones
Falafal Sandwich from Sultan's Market
Longman and Eagle

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