Went to Kokopelli several weeks ago with Jess to check it out. I’d heard people raving about it, but I was not that impressed. Maybe we ordered wrong.. we got one order of trout and one order of octopus tacos and split them. I mean, they were good, but I wasn’t raving to all my friends the next day. Also, I thought the drinks were expensive and small. I would go back and order differently, I think. .. but then again, there are SO MANY taco spots in Wicker Park and Logan Square…
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I get the tortilla soup at Frontera Fresco at the Macy’s food court semi-regularly and love it. A few months ago I was able to go to Xoco Wicker Park. I remember that the weather was just turning chilly and I decided to get one of the caldos (the soups). The selection is better at Xoco and I decided on the Shortrib Red Chile Caldo (braised Creekstone shortribs, red
chile broth, roasted vegetables, epazote, wild arugula, lime). I carried it to go (and they, for some reason gave me a metal spoon with a to go order) and it was still hot when I arrived at my destination. And? So rich and delicious. I want to get back for more caldos and tortas!!!
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The Pose. Taking selfies before selfies were a thing!
Jess and Ted got married in Manhattan at The Yale Club. The ceremony was in the awesome library and the reception was in the grand ballroom (the views! omg.). Jess looked so beautiful. I loved her dress (BHLDN) and her vintage and hand made accessories that went with it. And Ted was handsome, as always. The ceremony was short and sweet. At the reception, it was so much fun to reconnect with many old friends from New York and to meet some new ones too! After the ceremony we headed to a bar around the corner. I can’t even remember the name of it. I guess that’s how much fun we had! I got to catch up more with Jess there, in the quieter setting, and also when I met up with her the following night, though by then I’d lost my voice! So so so so happy for Jess and Ted!!!!
I stayed the weekend with Jeannette, Yvan and Juliette in Long Island City. I pretty much ate my way through the neighborhood! Cafe Henri, 51st Street Bakery, Cannelle Patisserie. I also treated myself to a mani/pedi, slept in a lot, took a lot of naps, and listened to a lot of the Serial podcast. I met up with Tien. .. to eat! (Casa Enrique). Always so much fun to hang out with Jeannette and Yvan and interesting to get a preview of what’s coming, since Juliette is several months older than Makai. Also, I hadn’t seen Tien in like…. forever? 2012? So it was great to catch up with him too. Big thanks to Jeannette and Yvan for always leaving the door open for me!
Dallas and Makai stayed in Chicago for the weekend. When I got home I walked in the door and Dallas said “walk to mommy” and Makai did it. Like… across the room! I’d seen him take a step or two before, but never so many in a row, so consistently! He also learned over the weekend how to get off the couch. What a relief. He used to try to face dive off and now he knows to turn around and go feet first. Maybe I should go out of town more often! Makai first crawled when I was in Milwaukee for the day for Stephanie’s graduation and I left him home with Dallas!
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