photo via @RiverNorthBeer.
I think it was around December time when I saw a truck like the one above rolling around in Chicago’s Loop. Of course this caught my eye! We always drink Kona Brewing beer when we’re in Hawaii, we’ve been to the brewery on the Big Island and even had their beer at our wedding (Fire Rock Pale Ale).
The sighting kind of slipped my mind until this past weekend. Dallas and I decided to go to Lillie’s Q for lunch and I saw on the menu there that they had the Koko Brown. I had to order it just because I could. Dallas warned me that was our least favorite beer in their lineup, and I totally agree, but !!!! Kona Brewing!!!! In Chicago!!!! Looking forward to seeing some of our favorite Kona Brewing beers in the Chicago area! Be on the lookout! Oh, and as you can see, Dallas chose the Revolution Brewing beer, which is a good Chicago choice and only recently became available at other bars, besides the Rev Brew pub.
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One night some coworkers and I went to Maison for happy hour. Afterwards, I went to dinner at Chicago Q with some of my old iOS team, Charlie, Ty and Chris. And Josh! It was kind of fancy inside, but then again it was downtown. I thought the food was pretty good. I got the pulled meat – chicken and pork – with coleslaw. The coleslaw serving was kind of overwhelming, like a half of the whole plate, but otherwise I liked my meal a lot.
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Vince, Tommy, Kenji, Harmony, Ty
Kenji & Dallas
Tommy & Vince
Ty & Dallas
Kenji & Harmony trying to make a basket. Friend looks on.
Vince & Eddy
Getting ready for dinner.
This is the 7th year that we have gone to Doug and Naoko’s Labor Day barbecue. We drove from the Lake House to the barbecue and only could stay for a few hours because Dallas had Josh’s birthday dinner to go to that night. Even though our visit was short, it was great to see everyone and catch up. .. see how big the kids had gotten. Always bigger than expected, right?
Doug & Naoko like to have a Labor Day party every year. Here are some photos from years past:
- 2005: we played a lot of horseshoes
- 2006: Jordan brought fresh smoked salmon from Alaska. He’d just been on a trip there.
- 2007: No Party? Or just no photo or post?
- 2008: Lots of kids. First year I noticed that?
- 2009: Also celebrated Aunty Gail’s retirement. One more photo from that year.
- 2010: Doug & Naoko have a new house
- 2011:Two new babies – Eddy and Ty – and Caroline and Danny expecting one more.
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