A little earlier this month Thomas and I headed up to Chicago for a few days, just the two of us. Our friends were having a grand opening party for Great Lakes Tattoo, and Tom was going to guest spot for a few days. I have some great photos from the shop-so more on that later once I sort through my photos.
It’s Chicago so of course we ate like kings! Our first lunch after landing was Native Foods Cafe. Everything was really good, and this is the first time I’ve seen boxed water, but I loved its proclamation.

We had to go check out Rotofugi because last time I was there they were still in the smaller location. We bought a bunch of goodies and then we were really excited to get to try out the Roto-a-Matic (one of those amazing plastic molding machines from the 60’s but with Tim Biskup’s Helper Dragon mold. So much fun!!
I maybe had one or two honey bear lattes during my stay in the Windy City. One of them at The Wormhole Coffee, a place I felt like our 17 year old son Kurtis would of really loved. They have a Back To The Future vibe with a DeLorean, old nintendo games, and old posters on the walls. I regret not trying the peanut butter paratroopa latte.
We had dinner one night at The Chicago Diner (the newer Logan Square location) since we’ve been to the other one before. Of course everything was delicious, and as you can probably tell Tom has a habit of ordering vegan wings from every single restaurant that offers them. It’s been a good few years since I’ve been in Chicago and it was wonderful to be back. I’ve got plenty more photos to share, but i’ll spread them out a bit so as not to bore anyone ;)

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6 Responses to Chicago-1

  1. ann flowers says:

    I was just in Chicago yesterday! That city always makes me feel so inspired and eager to work in my studio. Must be the energy. Glad you had a good time and ate so much yummy food!

  2. joetron2030 says:

    I love Rotofugi. Definitely a place that I try to swing by whenever I’m in Chicago, too.

  3. Heidi Kenney says:

    Joetron2030, I wish we had something like it where I live-but not a chance haha

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    Ann, I can see what you mean about Chicago, it’s always a fun visit :)

  5. Beth says:

    Chicago is an awesome place to visit- it is fun to see it from others eyes as there are so many perspectives- you introduced me to a few new things to try! I am really wanting to go to their Christmas outdoor market, I hear it is wonderful for walking around drinking mulled wine

  6. Heidi Kenney says:

    Beth, Oh the Christmas market sounds awesome! There is one in PA I keep meaning to get to-maybe this year will be the year ;)