Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Our recent trip to Chicago

A few weeks ago the family went to Chicago for a family reunion.

The whole crew--Tegan, Ariel, Ruth and I--enjoyed our visit. I had never been to Chicago proper before and had an enjoyable afternoon at Navy Pier.

My main goal, other than visiting with in-law family members, was to go to Frontera Grill which we got to do. I ordered and enjoyed the Quesadillas NorteƱas - flour tortillas folded over melted Amish handmade cheese and grilled shrimp with smoky, spicy chipotle peppers. It was served with black beans and young greens. A nice meal that tasted good but wasn't INCREDIBLY good or anything.
I don't remember what Tegan ate, but she did like it. We sat outside during Chicago lunch hour and relaxed a bit without the kids. We finished it up with the Chocolate Pecan Pie, which was topped with homemade Creme Fresh and was probably better than the meal.

I have been watching Rick Bayless' cooking show for several years and really wanted to eat at his restaurant. It was good, but wasn't a 1000 times better than less famous Mexican restaurants I have been to. That, of course, doesn't mean it wasn't good, it just wasn't overwhelmingly great.

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