Girl and the Goat, Froyo, and Sushi – A weekend of eats!

Hi there :) How was your weekend?

It was a great one for us here in Chicago.

Friday night (I am using the term “night” loosely here as our reservations were at 4:45pm!), Kyle and I finally visited Girl and the Goat! We also apparently walked right by Stephanie Izard but since I am so far removed (I have never really talked about it here but I have zero interest in any type of celebrity or their gossip…) from pop culture, Kyle had to point it out after the fact, haha!

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We tried 5 different courses including: broccoli-cheese bread (this will be recreated ASAP!), beet salad, trout tartare, goat empanadas and pig face (yep, that’s the egg one!). Everything was very good but our verdict?

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… Not worth the hype. (Let the hate comments begin… ;) ) Yes, the food was good. Yes, the food was innovative and creative. However, it wasn’t any better than any of the other restaurants here in Chicago and definitely not worth the 3-month wait to get in. With that being said, I still think it’s worth checking out if you’re visiting Chicago and can get on the reservation list!

Instead of getting dessert at GATG, we decided froyo was a must. I hadn’t had froyo since last year – like November-ish, and it was just as delicious as I remember ;)

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Since we ate ridiculously early, I was ready for bed by 7:30pm. #truestory So Kyle and Mitchell stayed up to watch the Cyclones win while I went to bed at the late hour of 8pm…

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Because of that early bedtime, I was up and ready to go early Saturday morning.

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Before 10am, Kyle and I had the entire apartment cleaned, laundry done, quiche in the oven and made our weekly run to Target. Wowzers! Being productive felt amazing so we decided to cheers over mimosas while the quiche was cooking ;)

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The rest of the day included a trip to the vet for some booster shots for Mitchell, a nap and a new kettle bell workout at my gym.

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Then came sushi night with friends. I wore stripes because it is basically my signature pattern at this point ;)

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Sushi Para 2 has all-you-can-eat sushi for about $20/person and we always leave regretting the amount of sushi we ordered. There were 5 of us and we ordered this…

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And this.

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Yikes. Needless to say, I am STILL full, my fingers are still puffy from the salt, and my sushi craving has been quenched for at least a little while ;)

This morning, I slept in until the late hour of 8am, cleaned up the wine glasses from our pre-sushi festivities the night before, did a little blogging (I have a delicious recipe comin’ at ya tomorrow!) and then hit up the gym for some cardio kickboxing. The class was FULL and it got super steamy, super quick but thankfully, I sweated out alllll of the soy sauce from the night before!

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I refueled with a tasty, gluten-free snack and an iced soy latte post-class. The Gluten Free Bar in chocolate peanut butter (don’t tell me you’re surprised…) was SO good and I will definitely be stocking up on more.

The rest of the afternoon was spent at lunch with family followed by a 2-hour nap. It was amazing even though I probably won’t sleep at all tonight.

I hope y’all had fabulous weekends – I can’t wait to hear about them in the comments!

Tell me one thing you did this weekend. Have you ever visited a popular restaurant only to not be overly impressed? 

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