Thursday, March 1, 2012

Weekend Snapshots

During the semester, I spend most of my days on campus or cooped up in my room, so it was nice to get out of town this weekend.  For some reason, flights from New York-Chicago were half the price of DC-Chicago, so I made plans to meet up with friends in NY and fly out with them.  To save even more money, I megabus'd it to the big Apple.  Round-trip ticket- $23, not bad for a weekend.. although my friend has scored DC-NY tickets for $3.50, less than a drink at Starbucks(!)

As soon as my friend picked me up at midnight in Manhattan, she asked, "Wanna go try chicken and rice?"  Heck yeah! 

Infamous halal chicken and rice | 53rd & 6th, Manhattan
Flight to Chicago was delayed because of weather, so we flew out the next morning. I snapped this photo of myself when we landed in Chicago to Whatsapp message to hubby.  He freaked out the night before because I didn't let him know I arrived in NY safely, so here I am, trying to look fresh and bright-eyed after a 6:00 am flight.


I think LA and Chicago are my absolute favorite places to eat, ever!  (Sorry New Yorkers.) After we landed, we headed up to Toast in Lincoln Park for brunch.

Vintage-looking toasters
This was the most amazing French toast I've ever had in my life.  Wow.
Fresh fluffy bread with fruits, granola, and yummy sauces

I love the cute Korean cafes too.  We have a few in Virginia, but it's a pain to drive 45~ minutes to satisfy a potpingsoo craving.  Plus, the cafes I've been to in VA are not as cozy.  :/
Love this- "korean teas to remind you of halmoni" :)
Will try to post more pics later..