Hot Bloggers in the City

We all know that I’m a big food nerd.

Ok, I’m also a nerd in general, but that’s neither here nor there.

If you’ll remember, back in August during the Healthy Living Summit a few of us Chicago healthy living bloggers decided to organize a blogger meet up.

Well, we finally did it!  It was so great to meet up with other food nerds.  I could sense the confused fear in the waiter’s eyes when we all whipped out our cameras before the last plates had even hit the table.  And then we made him take a group picture of us.

Poor guy.  He was a good sport though.  Front row:  Kate, Katie, Heba; Back row: Tracey, Kelly, me and Amy.

I don’t consider myself to be an indecisive person in general (boyfriend may beg to differ, which you will please disregard) but I tend to freeze when faced with a good brunch menu.

The menu at Yolk isn’t good.  It’s awesome and enormous.

Amy and I couldn’t decide between sweet or savory, but we knew we wanted bacon.  Some things aren’t negotiable.

Santa Fe Skillet. Spicy, eggy, cheesy and bacony. Yessir.

Cinnamon roll french toast.  Amy doesn’t like fruit.  I don’t get it, but if that means our sweet option had to involve sugary glaze rather than strawberries and bananas I think I’ll survive.  It was everything I wanted it to be: sticky and satisfying.

Happy brunch after-glow faces.  Or is that just a slight coating of sticky bun glaze?   I also may or may not be falling out of my chair.  Pay no mind.

After brunch, Amy and I decided to venture out to walk off our food coma.  We hit up some stores on Michigan Ave (how touristy for us Chicagoland dwellers!) but the evening eventually circled back to this.

Irish nachos at Jefferson Tap.  This is one of my favorite neighborhood bars that’s not actually in my ‘hood so I had to initiate Amy.  There really wasn’t an option.  And besides, 5 hours after brunch I usually need some waffle fries with all the nacho fixin’s or else I have fainting spells.

Those nachos owned us.

Nice little Saturday.

Tell me:  when you’re out for brunch do you get sweet or savory?  Do you have as much trouble as I do?

18 thoughts on “Hot Bloggers in the City

  1. I always want sweet, but end up going savory. If you add in cheddar cheese and black beans, I’m a goner.

    I don’t understand how those nachos are “Irish”? But sign me up.

    • I think the Irish part is because it’s potatoes (waffle fries) instead of tortilla chips. I don’t ask questions though, I just stick my face in them. 🙂

  2. Gosh I love all breakfast foods! Usually when I go out to breakfast I go with savory because I can easily get something sweet on any day.

  3. Hey!
    I just happened to stumble upon your blog tonight! I am from Chicago, too! I just recently started my blog and I’m looking for some blog-friends to help me out and give me some ideas! I wish I could have joined in with you guys today.. it would have been the perfect opportunity! Please stop by my site and leave me some tips! I’m going to add you to my blog roll! 😀

  4. 1. Bacon is indeed a must at brunch.
    2. Cinnamon bun french toast sounds out of this world.
    3. Omg, nachos with waffle fries?? I die.
    4. Thank you for the blog award!!!
    5. I don’t have a fifth thing to say, I just like round numbers. Erm, happy Monday!! 😉

  5. i need to know…WHAT ARE IRISH NACHOS!?!?!

    you and amy are too cute. i am pretty sure if i lived in chicago we would all be the best of friends. best of friends who eat bacon, cinnamon roll french toast and nachos. i can see it now…

  6. I so wish I could have joined you ladies for brunch on Saturday! Looks like so much fun – Amy doesn’t like fruit? No way!

    I will be there tomorrow night for dinner – I hope to see you there!

  7. i always want sweet but i get savory. and if i’m lucky, i’ll get both and split with my husband!

  8. haha…i freeze at the sight of every menu! i have to read it front to back, it drives my husband NUTS!!!

    i haven’t gone out for brunch in years (sadly) but i think i’d get savory, followed by sweet:) looking forward to reading more of your blog!

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