Wow, my winter break is ending with a bang, today Ian and I went to not one but two great Chicago restaurants
After blogging this morning, I crawled back in bed with Ian and slept for another hour. I haven’t done that in years! And while it felt good at the time, I also felt like I was wasting my morning :(. Needless to say, by the time I got up, ran, and showered it was already noon and after only snacking through breakfast, I was hungry!
Ever since seeing Panozzo’s on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Ian and I have been wanting to check out the Italian market. Well, today was the day!
I ordered the Vegetarian- grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella, with tomato, mixed greens, red onion, and pesto.
Oh. my. goodness. This may be the best sandwich I have ever eaten!
My original plan was to eat half of the sandwich and save the other half for tomorrow but I couldn’t even fathom putting it down. Every part of the sandwich was perfect, from the bread to the pesto sauce. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Ian and I also split some broccoli rabe to get in some greens.
It was good but it didn’t hold a candle to my sandwich (not much really could though ;))
If you are ever in the Chicago area and need a lunch spot, please check out Panozzo’s. Your stomach will thank you
After lunch Ian and I ran some errands including some clothes returns and a trip to Starbucks. When 6 rolled around, we couldn’t believe it was time for dinner.
Both Ian and I have been craving sushi ever since our trip to Mirai last weekend, so today we decided to go to Toro Sushi, our favorite more casual sushi place in the city. The wait is always really long so we put our name in and then headed to a nearby bar to grab a drink.
I ordered a glass of chardonnay, my go to drink.
The restaurant called us earlier than expected (45 minutes > 1 hour) so we ended up finishing our drinks in a hurry and rushing over to the restaurant.
By the time we were seated I was ready to eat, so I started with a side salad with ginger dressing.
Ian and I split two rolls the Midway Monster roll (pictured first) and the Holla Jalapeno (second).
I’m sorry the rolls are half eaten. I totally forgot I was a food blogger until Ian looked at me and asked if I was going to take a picture. Whoops!
Now Ian and I are in our pjs and ready to watch A Walk in Paris and relax for the evening.
How did you spend your Saturday night? Did you eat anything good this weekend?
15 miles in the morning!