Five Fixations

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Torturing Sully with my ID tag

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Gigantic blackberry margarita from El Barco Mariscos

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Bloody Mary accessories at Public House

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My kind of ice cream cone

 

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Newest addition to my kitchen; donut tea towels.

 

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Menu Musts-Xoco

Xoco has been one of my favorite spots for quite sometime. I love everything on the menu, and dream about the Milanesa sandwich on a weekly basis. Recently, I visited their second location in Wicker Park, and was surprised that the menu is sufficiently more extensive. Although it took a lot of restraint to steer away from my longtime favorite, I forced myself to try something new and was not disappointed. Here are some of my go-to’s:

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Fully Dressed Guacamole

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Chilaquiles with a fried egg and chicken

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Woodland Mushroom Torta

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Churros with a chocolate shot

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My number one

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One of my favorite dining companions, enjoying his rice and beans.

Mile High

 

Over the holidays, I spent a few days in Denver, Colorado visiting my brother and his girlfriend. I normally visit in the summer, so the sight of snow there was new to me. It was a low key trip, with some ventures to new neighborhoods, coupled with plenty of time relaxing and watching Seinfeld reruns. I hope you enjoy some highlights below!

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My brother’s dog bears a shockingly similar resemblance to Sully.

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Salmon Benedict and crispy fries at Beast & Bottle

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Crab bisque and stuffing prep for company on Christmas Day.

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View of Union Station from The Cooper Lounge

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Giant homemade everything bagel, made by my brother.

 

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Holiday spirit