This St. Patrick’s Day weekend my friends and I spent the whole day out on the town. We stopped on the bridge on our way to see the river dyed green and I couldn’t believe how vibrant the green was. The city was crazy and the St. Patrick’s Day spirit everyone had was so fun and such a joy to be apart of.
I had diet seven up and energy Mio to make my drink green for St. Patty’s Day! It was 80 degrees and WAY too hot for coffee!!
We started to get very hungry and every restaurant was crazy busy with about 2 hour waits! We walked 4 miles to the Big Bowl to have lunch. For our starters we had Vetetable pot stickers which were so delicious. I only had one which was around 48 calories.
I ordered the Teriyaki salmon with fresh vegetables. My meal came with rice but I asked for it on the side because one serving was 400 calories which was a little high for lunch. I had a little portion and shared the rest. I ordered a small house salad that way i could sprinkle salmon over the top and keep my meal light. I saved the rest of the salmon for dinner.
On top of the salmon they added sauteed onions and peppers with a Teriyaki glaze. It was very sweet and I can honestly say the best salmon I have ever eaten in my entire life. The salmon came to about 400 calories but I only ate half for lunch and the other half on top of salad for dinner.
The green beans were so fresh and crunchy. They cooked them in olive oil and sesame seeds. I dipped them into my Teriyaki sauce for extra flavor.
After we walk 4 miles back to our place, we walked another 2 miles to the stadium to watch the bulls play. This was when our night got a little rocky! We had friends visiting that were huge Bulls fans so our first goal was to get them in first. We weren’t planning on going to the game until about an hour before. We got them into the game and then Jeremy and I went to find some tickets. We bought 2 very expensive tickets off of a guy that a cop recommended us to and that ended up being a huge mistake. The cop was a complete scammer and we purchased already used tickets. I guess the best thing we got out of the situation was a lesson. We ended up walking 2 miles back to our place to wait for our friends to leave the game so we could go out. We were bummed but it was St. Patrick’s Day night so we had to make the best of it.
Jeremy and I put the couch out on our balcony and watched the hilarious drunk people live up St. Patrick’s Day. Grumples joined us on our fun too. (BTW he is feeling much better 🙂 A couple hours later around 11pm our friends made it back. We were all going to go out but the boys pasted out and it was only Niki and I. We went to a little pub to watch a blues band play and had a blast. We ended up making about 20 new friends off the street and shared our St. Patrick’s Day with them. We met Frank, who was an aspiring rapper, Ryan, who was an aspiring artist who had just got his heart broken, Brett, a guy from England who was lost in Chicago experiencing the Hangover part III, George, who only needed 15 dollars to sleep inside, Rob, a Long Island bus driver, Frank, the Greek bouncer who doesn’t kid around, and what’s his face, the guy that needed to get on our level! We even saw a man fly off his motorcycle, but he was okay in the end! A guy from England handed me a pot of tulips on my way home which definitely made my night because I love souvenirs!
This morning Niki and I woke up and went to get breakfast. I ordered the egg white omelet with spinach, onions, peppers, and tomatoes. I had a side of hash browns as well. We reminisced over our night and agreed to make it a St. Patrick’s Day tradition. Our bodies are so sore from all the walking and our feet are going to be iced for the next couple days but we lived it up and had a great time, Chicago is a great place to find adventure.