Staying true to their Texan roots, the chefs at Superica created a Mex-Tex menu in a beautifully designed space housed in the Krog St. Market food hall. This place has everything, bar, dining room, stage for live music, huge patio with a laid-back vibe. Nods to Texas include Shiner Bock logo mirrors, giant Red Stars, stuffed steer above the kitchen punctuated with cow skulls and bright yellow metal hanging fixtures.
The bar has ample seating and a more refined side with a bit less kitsch and a view of the wonderful light streaming through all of the amber-colored liquor bottles that line the full glass wall of windows and to the left, a gorgeous wall of mirrors and paintings that is Anthropologie meets Austin.
The same dedication and time to design is given to the Mex-Tex menu. Noon on vacation means you can drink at lunch – I opted for the Texas Star, it had a refreshing zing from the ruby-red grapefruit and lime and great floral flavors from the hibiscus infused Centenario Rosangel tequila mixed with St. Germain.
One of the many beautiful spaces for guests in the Cotton House hotel. The library serves traditional English afternoon tea as well.
Ballenberger is where you want to be for breakfast in Erfurt. Get the Genißerfrühstuck für 2. Delicious, impossibly cute and across the street from a park for great people watching.
View from Königsstuhl in the Nationalpark Jasmund a UNESCO site and protected beech forest in Rügen, Germany. Rügen is an island off the north coast of Germany near Sweden.
Once a year cyclists of all ages take over Lake Shore Drive for Bike the Drive during Memorial Day weekend. For five hours LSD is closed to cars so riders can enjoy a 30 mile course through Chicago.
The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated their 50th anniversary and they hosted bloggers for a culinary, shopping or medley tour. The tour included tastes, history, discounts and a chance to speak to the owners at each stop. Today I want to show you one of the spots on the medley itinerary: Milk Homemade.
Milk Handmade has independent, handcrafted goods from local designers. Including clothes, bath items, jewelry and more. An absolute must is the horchata scented candle –– fresh cinnamon scent will make your mouth water, home smell delicious and makes a great gift.
Consider shopping local the next time you are looking for something unique for yourself or others.
Svea is a cozy Swedish diner in Andersonville filled with viking helmets, flags, Dalecarlian horse tablecloths and Valkommen signs making everyone feel welcome.
Svea is a neighborhood favorite so don’t be surprised if you have to wait for a seat if you arrive after 9am on the weekend (they do not take reservations). I suggest coming hungry and getting the viking breakfast: Eggs cooked to order, falukrov (Swedish sausage), Swedish fried potatoes (you can substitute sliced tomatoes) and two Swedish pancakes with lingonberry jam. The pancakes are more of a crepe in thinness with a spongy texture. Be sure to order the limpa as your bread choice, it’s a slightly sweet rye bread.
Breakfast at Svea restaurant in the Andersonville neighborhood in Chicago. Full post coming tomorrow.