I know it's late in the week, but I needed to share my Saturday because I loved it.
I wasn't running Chicago's Perfect 10, but I went out and pretended like I was. It was so fun to be out on the Lakefront trail see all the runners turning around and heading back to Navy Pier. I was looking for all my awesome friends running the race and managed to see Kayla towards the finish. Girl had on a bright skirt that I instantly recognized. For some weird reason this made me feel like I was really making my life in Chicago.
This also makes me feel connected to Chicago. Had to.
I planned on running a couple miles, then meeting my husband at a specified location to run a couple more.
Sure enough, he showed up right on time. His best bud Colton got him these shorts and he insisted I take a photo of him modeling the goods. Do you note the length of those legs? Needless to say, he's pretty fast. We ran a couple more miles together before walking over to a 'new to us' breakfast spot.
Meli Cafe. I saw reviews on Yelp and I needed to try it. Luckily, it was far enough from the race that the wait wasn't long and we were quickly seated.
I didn't capture the beauty of the coffee, but I assure you it was awesome. Their menu is full of great options for dietary restrictions like gluten intolerance or vegans. I'm not a vegetarian, but since I'm pretending for a couple weeks, I went with a Veggie Benny option (how fun is it to say Veggie Benny?)
The Hollandaise was a little lemony for me, but I'm not a big Hollandaise fan to begin with. I also cannot believe that there was an English muffin under there because it was really big and thick. Regardless, it was good and the eggs were poached to perfection. Compared to the Veggie Benny at Brunch, this is not even close. Brunch's Veggie Benny holds the number one spot.
My husband kept it really exciting and got eggs, potatoes, and some buttermilk pancakes.
I really liked this place. It has a nice atmosphere, lots of natural light, and a really extensive menu.
Is it weird to run along a race if you are not in the race?
Do you have a phrase that you like repeating because you like the way it rolls off your tongue?