Deep Eats

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 16, 2010

Good evening!

We grabbed our breakfast on the go this morning and each enjoyed a Liberate Glo Bar:

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I had an iced green tea and Eric a juice box (hehe!!) from Starbucks:

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From a can of Coke to Organic Apple Juice Boxes. My heart swoons for him.

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And then we headed to brunch at the French Market:

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The French Market is filled with tons of restaurant + pastry vendors and fruit and vegetable stands! Very cool. I made a beeline for a restaurant called Raw that I have heard so much about from friends who went last week.

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I had the Falafel Patties Sandwich on Onion Flatbread:

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It was really good. The bread was a bit hard/tough for my liking, but still quite tasty. I ate about 3/4 of it.

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With cucumber + tomato salad that was very good!

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Of course when I saw these crazy big macaroons I HAD to try them!!!

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Oh dear me. I have to tell you these were out of this world. Just in case you can’t tell they are the size of golf balls!!!! I think I need to add coconut butter to my macaroon recipe because it made these really stand out. I can’t wait to try it myself.

Raw chocolate I am saving for later… ;)

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I also had a Kale, Parsley, carrot, and beet juice from a Juice Bar in the market:

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Parsley in juices is delish!

Eric had some kind of Mexican wrap from another restaurant.

Then we decided to head to the Art Institute of Chicago!

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We’re here!

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It was a really great exhibit- 3 huge levels.

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Crazy dish ladies from the 1790’s!!!!! ;)

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We were inspired to take more photography after the art exhibit!

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hehehe ;)

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Nice shot Eric!

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This bunny was SO brave!!!!! He almost ate grass out of my hand. :)

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Graffiti

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Afternoon snack:

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I tried a bite of the Raw macaroon…awesome.

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Eric had a Glo Bar:

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We went for dinner to Pizzeria Due for some of Chicago’s famous Deep Dish Zaaaaaah’s.

I started with a salad:

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I got the vegan pizza with extra sauce and tomatoes.

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This is an individual serving:

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Eric had ‘small’ tomato, pepperoni, and easy on the cheese pizza:

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We really wanted to love deep dish pizza, but I’m afraid that it wasn’t our favourite. This deep dish crust tasted like a crisp, bland, and super thick pie crust. I prefer thin crust and Eric prefers it much more ‘doughy’ ;) Now we can say we tried it though!

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We did some more walking in some shops and then headed back to the hotel around 9pm. We are debating going to the Signature Lounge for a drink, but I’m not sure we have the energy to leave again! Might have to wait until tomorrow. :)

Have a great night!

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Lindsay August 17, 2010 at 7:48 am

Raw looks amazing!! And you should have gone to Gino’s East…best pizza I’ve ever had!

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Christina August 17, 2010 at 7:52 am

Love it! French Market is one of my favourite places in Chicago. I’m glad you had a chance to visit :)

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Alycia [Fit n Fresh] August 17, 2010 at 8:12 am

Your day looks awesome! After being in Chicago for HLS, I am already begging my boyfriend to take my back – like soon :)

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banandrea August 17, 2010 at 8:32 am

Beautiful pictures, looks like you had a wonderful day! I’ve always wanted to go to Chicago, and now I want to even more!

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Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward August 17, 2010 at 8:42 am

Amazing pictures! I visited Chicago very briefly in March, and now I’m convinced that I was in a different city! You have seen some great attractions during your visit.

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Julia August 17, 2010 at 8:54 am

angela! the pictures of the church that you and eric took are of the church i work at! :) we met briefly on friday night at the cocktail party…i expressed my undying love for your glo bars haha. hope you two are enjoying your exploration of chicago!

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Erin @ A Girl and Her Mutt August 17, 2010 at 9:12 am

Oh my gosh! Your photos make me want to go back to Chicago…STAT!

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Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 17, 2010 at 9:13 am

What a fun day!

I love the Chicago Art Institute — its been a few years since I’ve been there though. Your pics make me want to go back!

I love the pics that Eric took of you taking photographs. They turned out beautiful!

I also like either thin crispy pizza crust or thick doughy crust with big fat bubbles. I think deep dish is good, but not super crazy good like others think.

Have a great day today! :)

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Emily @ Run Emily Run August 17, 2010 at 9:18 am

Deep dish pizza, easy on the cheese? Isn’t that an oxymoron??? Hah. Love all the photos. You really make me miss Chicago!!

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Shanna, like Banana August 17, 2010 at 9:37 am

Okay, so Pizzeria Uno and Due are both very good, but they are not true-true deep dish pizza. Giordano’s has a much more flavorful crust…please oh please try.

And the Signature Lounge is totally worth it!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 17, 2010 at 10:10 am

You make me even more jealous by the post! Those are some beautiful photos – I especially love the one with the building covered in vine. Oh, and your pink top is so so so cute!! Have a great day :)

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Jessie (Bites and Pieces) August 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

Beautiful photos in this post! It looks like you really enjoyed your time in Chicago. I’m SO glad I got to meet you at the summit. :) I loved my Glo bar sample too! It was perfectly sweet and chewy. Yum!

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Elli @ 16 and Losing It August 17, 2010 at 10:18 am

Love your pictures! All that food looks so tasty. Although I’m with you on the pizza, I like thin crust!

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Callie August 17, 2010 at 10:19 am

Love those pictures, especially the one with all the old dishes. So pretty. :)
I must try those macaroons someday!

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Tanya @ Life with the Kummerow August 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

Are you going to check out Chicago Diner? Not sure where it is but it was a fantastic treat!

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Camille August 17, 2010 at 10:21 am

What a fabulous day! That bunny is adorable!
My boyfriend is from the Chicago area and he will also attest to the fact that deep dish isn’t his favorite. I still want to try it though!

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Sara August 17, 2010 at 10:32 am

II promise I’m not saying this just because I’m defensive about my city’s pizza, but Pizzeria Due is a terrible example of deep dish. We have MUCH better pizza restaurants with fresher sauce and more flavorful crust. Maybe next time you can try a better example of the pizza we love :)
(I recommend Art of Pizza – also does vegan)

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Sami August 17, 2010 at 10:37 am

glad you are enjoying your time in chicago! the raw eats look delish! i recently tried “raw bread” and i know what you mean about the texture! “love force” makes some great raw treats! i’ve always wanted to go see the art institute! it’s on my bucket list :)

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Jackie @ carolina_vogue August 17, 2010 at 10:48 am

The first photo of you with the camera is beautiful! You look so in the moment :)

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Irene August 17, 2010 at 10:57 am

Beautiful photos!

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Amber K August 17, 2010 at 11:04 am

I like chewy, doughy pizza crust too! I understand your guy well! Now, thin crust…I just can’t get on board with! =P

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Anitashesconnected August 17, 2010 at 11:28 am

Wow, your photos are truly amazing! And all those delish, healthy eats at Raw. I will have to check out that place if I am ever there!

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Lisa August 17, 2010 at 11:29 am

The Art Institute and museum in Chicago are my favorite spots! I got to see some of my favorite paintings and that was amazing!

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Danielle (Runs on Green) August 17, 2010 at 11:45 am

I just loveeee your photography :)

It looks like you had such a good time in Chicago! And raw ‘roons are seriously to-die for

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Paige @ Running Around Normal August 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

You made it to the Art Institute! That’s one of my favorite Chicago museums:) Glad you guys got to explore the city. It was so nice meeting and running w/ you this weekend!! :)

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm

LOL at the crazy dish ladies from the 1790’s. I think you’ve found your people! ;)

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Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I am dying to try your Glo Bars and your Falafel Sandwich looks so yummy! :-)

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Tracey August 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Wow, you guys are really doing and seeing a lot! That’s awesome! BTW that falafel sandwich you had looked sooo good. I can’t wait to go back to Chicago and try out that place :)

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Sarah August 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I’m dying for a raw restaurant like that near me! Maybe I’m just not looking hard enough… great post!

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Ed August 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I adore the Chicago Art Institute! I go every time I’m there. I love the miniatures and paper weights. And my favorite Georgia O’Keefe painting is there: http://allirooney.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/8222_355125.jpg. It’s on a stair landing. I haven’t memorized where it is because I love to wander through everything looking for it.

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Hayley August 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Looks like such a great day. I am a big fan of art museums!! So many pretty things to look at.

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Anne @thefitbridesmaid August 17, 2010 at 11:45 pm

My landlady just gave me some cucumbers and tomatoes from her garden. That salad looks so good. What do you think was in it? I keep finding recipes with balsamic, olive oil, garlic, basil, etc.

Isn’t the Art Institute great? That’s where the Seurat’s Afternoon on La Grande Jatte is, right? Ahh pointillism.

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laurenjanen August 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Beautiful pictures! Love Chicago! AND love your blog! Take care! :)

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