The Taste of Chicago is still going strong, at this time in my life, that is not my cup of coffee.
Too many people, you eat on paper plates, no place to sit down, you wait in line for everything and it's Chicago in July, that means it's hot and humid.
But there are some amazing restaurants in the city that offer great food, comfort and air conditioning.
I'm not a fast food type of person, in fact the only 'fast food' restaurant I go to is Pita Inn, a Mediterranean delight that serves the best falafel sandwich around, not to mention freshly baked pita bread, Jerusalem salad, hummus, among many other things. The food is terrific and inexpensive.
R. J. Grunts is another inexpensive restaurant owned by Lettuce Entertain You, located in the Lincoln Park area, it's a fun, eclectic place, with a great salad bar that is a meal in itself.
The Art Institute has an outdoor cafe downstairs that is open in the summer and it is fantastic. Delicious sandwiches and salads, great coffee and the setting is gorgeous. You can't ask for more.
Next week, I'll cover a few more of my favorites.
Today, I'm in Arlington Heights, Frontier Days Festival with fellow authors Morgan Mandel, June Sproat and Debra St. John.
Till next time,
A Hotel in Paris