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Enjoying Our First Parents Night Out

July 13th, 2014 · No Comments

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One Friday per month our daycare center gives you the option to leave your child there until 9:30 p.m. for $20. So that’s three extra hours at less than $7/hour. What a bargain! Dallas and I ended up going to Revolution Brewing with Adam. And then we headed over to the Whistler for a few fancy cocktails. Next was Analogue, where Andy, Jess, Chris, Mike and Todd met up with us. Analogue opened in December and I’d never been. I liked it. We only had drinks, so I can’t judge the food, but the drinks were super tasty. Makes sense, since two of the founders of this place are Violet Hour vets.

I felt a little bad that Makai was at daycare for 12 hours that night, but he was with one of his class teachers, so at least he had a familiar person to be with at night. And I’m sure he had fun with the kids… we sure had fun with our friends!

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Fun Weekend With Friends and Family

January 13th, 2014 · No Comments

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Becky, Chris, Rachelle

Friday: Amanda came down to watch Makai while Dallas and I went out for the night. First we had some happy hour drinks downtown with Jessica, Todd, Adam, Brian and Damien. Then we headed to the Roundarch Isobar holiday party at Siena Tavern. After 11 weeks, it was so nice to see all of my work friends, but it really did drive home the fact that I only have a few weeks left until I go back to work! Still a fun night. As per usual with the Isobar holiday parties: great food, endless open bar, lots of fun. This was the most drinks I’ve had in one night in literally a year. And the longest I stayed up forever (not counting New Years, when Makai was with us). Paired with the fact that I’d been sick the two previous days, I lost my voice for the whole weekend. So worth it, though!

Saturday: Amanda decided to stay over one more night instead of driving home and driving back on Sunday. We ate bacon all day and went to brunch at Revolution Brewing where she met her new favorite beer: Gravedigger Billy, a barrel-aged scotch ale.

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Makai & Jessica & a bunch of beer & a grape soda.

Sunday: Richard, Stephanie and Jessica came down. We had lunch/brunch at the Goose Island Brewpub on Clybourn. Amanda met another new favorite beer: Extremely Naughty Goose, an imperial brown ale with a chocolate and whiskey flavor. I had the London Fog, a milk stout with chocolate and Earl Grey tea, and really liked that. We also both had more bacon in the form of bacon jam! This trip to Goose Island was Makai’s second restaurant outing (not counting Starbucks). I don’t think he even knew he went, though. He slept the whole time!

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After lunch, Jess, Steph, Amanda and Makai went home and Richard and I went and saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. We have seen all of the Hobbit and LOTR movies together.

Update: More photos from the holiday party (via the official photographer).

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A Few New Things At Rev Brew

October 16th, 2013 · No Comments

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Recently we tried a few new things at Revolution Brewing. Dallas had an Octoberfest special, the schnitzelwich sandwich. It was served on a house-made pretzel with saurkraut, pickle and lemon aioli. I had a bite and loved how the saurkraut and pickle contrasted with the schnitzel. And it was HUGE. We took half of this sandwich home.

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On the same day, I tried a sundae made of chocolate-hazelnut ice cream, cherry compote, honey-glazed walnuts, marshmallows and hazelnut hot fudge. This was pretty good too. I went to Margie’s the next day, and I must say, in contrast, the Rev sundae was just the right size and did not make you feel disgusting after eating it! Just the right richness and lightness.

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Finally, a photo from a recent brunch with my parents. My dad and I tried a new dish on the brunch menu, hush puppies. I liked them, but they were more like cornmeal doughnuts, with powdered sugar and honey, than savory hush puppies.

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