On Friday afternoon, Pete and I cut out of work early, leashed up Stickers, and walked down to Andersonville for some sun and shandys. We also stopped by Haymaker, a swell local design shop, for Stickers to claim the title: cutest dog of the day. It was a great start to the weekend—save for my sandal breaking on the walk home.
The Gastronauts met Friday evening at Pequod Pizzeria in Morton Grove. Later this summer, Peaquod’s is moving from their charming little wood paneled home to a big, slick new location near the train station. So we had to bid adieu and enjoy some of their renowned cheese pan pizza and raise a few glasses of Tucher.
Saturday lunch: leftovers.
On Saturday afternoon, we headed south to enjoy the evening with our friends Becky and Billy, super cute kids, Maggie and Alex, and precious pup, Lewey in their lovely backyard. It was great to barbeque and relax and roast marshmallows for smores—perfect for Memorial Day weekend. Pete played basketball and catch with Alex. And I loved chatting about animals with Maggie. Pictured above is Stickers posing with Maggie’s portrait of her.
Our weekly SociaBulls walk kicked off the second half of the long weekend. Stickers trotted with her pittie buds along the path in Garfield Park. I liked the ponds bordered with purple flowers. She liked the water break. Yes, it was very hot on Sunday. We stopped by newly opened Glazed and Infused in Wicker Park for doughnuts on the way home. Yum. Raspberry glazed and vanilla cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.
Our pals Jim and Albert, of The Found, met us for dinner Sunday night at Chilapan on Montrose. Dinner was delicious and the conversation was even better. Always lots of giggles. The only thing missing was Stickers and their dog, Macho Todd. Afterwards, Pete and I made our way to the 22 bus and waited out the 20 minute lag by sharing a PBR and enjoying a few country tunes at Carol’s Pub.
Monday was also very hot.
We celebrated Memorial Day by working during the day and taking in a show at Millenium Park at night. The Pritzker Pavilion was the perfect location to hear Kelly Hogan perform live. She has such an amazing voice and a fabulous backing band.