Catch up: July

July flew by- that rhymes and is so true. Here’s a glimpse of what we were up to from Rivinia on the 4th to wallpaper removal and repainting our ‘urban kitchen’, Nana’s for dinner, babysitting and dinner at 90 Miles to Cuba:

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Happy 4th of July from Rivinia with Laura and Rob, where we saw Matchbox 20 and the Goo Goo Dolls, hello 90’s!

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Gorgeous muggy Chicago night to see Dawe’s at Music in the Park!

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Nana’s, Jason is helping them update their website with his gorgeous food photography.  We enjoyed a wonderful dinner there which included this amazing appetizer: nanaorganic.com,  the crispy chickpea frites with date agradolche, garlic aioli, and Harissa honey

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This girl loves being outside with auntie Amber and uncle JJ

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Claud can climb ladders- who knew, but behind him is the wallpaper, we literally deflowered the kitchen and it looks so good!

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Lunch on the patio at Simone’s

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Turkey legs on the grill, idea sounded awesome, but it was a total FAIL, wah wah

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La Palapa, where we made the video on Mancow’s show… we were on a break from painting and gross, http://www.lapalapamariscos.com/main/, but the seafood here is so fresh and delish, we can’t believe we waited so long to try it out- BONUS= BYOB

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Hot day= perfect for Perez margaritas in Pilsen

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A much needed night out after a day of painting to 90 miles to Cuba, BYOB and delish

http://90milescubancafe.com/

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AFTER, the big reveal, we love the bright clean new kitchen we have to create our yummy recipes and share with YOU!

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Catch up: June

This is for our long time friend and biggest follower, Bobby. We’ve been busy this summer, but haven’t forgotten to eat or take pictures from our phones, so here is a post that sums up June in food and life. Happy 1st birthday Madelynn, dinner at West Town Tavern for the very last time, Chucks BBQ, homemade burgers, and 9 years together:

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Happy 1st Birthday Maddie, 6/11/12

JUNE

enjoying some sun in our yard ( garden in the background!)

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IL Vicinatos, Heart of Italy: http://www.ilvicinatochicago.com/

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Loving our backyard and fire pit

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Rose’s roses have bloomed, and are gorgeous

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Me and the girls, love my nieces

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Homemade Au Cheval style burger and Kale Salad

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Movie in the Park: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and a picnic with wine

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Our 9 new anniversary dinner at Chez Joel, http://chezjoelbistro.com/, where they brought us a champagne toast and ice cream on the house, we love them!

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Our “Last Supper” at West Town Tavern, who has closed down to reinvent themselves, good luck beating the perfection you already had going ( same thing Marche did, and Nelcotte sucks!)

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Chuck’s BBQ, enough said, go now: http://www.chuckscafe.com/

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Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb pie