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Chicago, IL – Day 2, Shopping, Visiting Friends and enjoying our favorite Chicago area Restaurants

December 13, 2013

I got some online work done early this morning, then headed out with my friend Ed F. to Our Kitchen in Elmhurst for breakfast. Always good eats.

Our Kitchen on Lake Street in Elmhurst, IL.  Always great for breakfast.  Try their baked omelets!
Our Kitchen on Lake Street in Elmhurst, IL. Always great for breakfast. Try their baked omelets!

Nancy and I did some shopping in the afternoon. She dropped me off at Fry’s Electronics in Downers Grove while she went to Bed Bath and Beyond. Fry’s is like a candy store for nerds – for me at least. I spent over an hour there, just looking at stuff. I spent about $10 but did a lot of research that led to some Amazon.com action later.

I needed a comfortable pair of black dress shoes so we headed towards Oakbrook Mall when I saw a Nordstrom Rack on the way. Love the Rack! Got me a nice pair of shoes for a nice price too!

What’s a trip to Oakbrook without eating at Wildfire? We had their Chopped Salad and we split a horseradish stuffed burger. Both very good! Another “high on the list” Chicago area favorite – done 🙂

Wildfire - Oakbrook, IL
Wildfire – Oakbrook, IL

 

Wildfire - Oakbrook, IL - Jim and Nancy - Dec 2013
Wildfire – Oakbrook, IL – Jim and Nancy – Dec 2013

 

Wildfire - Oakbrook, IL - Chopped Salad - Dec 2013
Wildfire – Oakbrook, IL – Chopped Salad – Dec 2013

 

Wildfire - Oakbrook, IL - Horse Radish Stuffed Burger - Dec 2013
Wildfire – Oakbrook, IL – Horse Radish Stuffed Burger and Grilled Vegatables – Dec 2013

In the evening, Nancy and I, Ed and Alice F and Cathy S went out to Aurelio’s Pizza in Addison. We had salads, then we killed a party size pizza. Another one of our Chicago area favorites – done 🙂

Aurelio's Pizza - Addison, IL - The Group - Dec 2013
Aurelio’s Pizza – Addison, IL – The Group – Dec 2013

 

Aurelio's Pizza - Addison, IL - Pizza Pie - Dec 2013
Aurelio’s Pizza – Addison, IL – Pizza Pie – Dec 2013

Chicago, IL – Day 1, We’ve arrived! Friends, Portillo’s Hot Dogs and Uncle Harry’s Ice Cream!

December 12, 2013

We arrived to Addison, IL about dinner time. We’re staying with friends Ed and Alice F at their home in Addison for our first 2 nights. We stopped at Uncle Harry’s Ice Cream to say hi to owner Leif Nelson and to pickup 2 quarts of ice cream I called ahead and asked him to scoop for me. It was great seeing Leif again. I learned that he went through a rough cancer experience with surgeries and treatments and is now in remission – praise God.

Then we popped next door and went through the Portillo’s Hot Dogs drive-through to pick up dinner. Nancy, Ed and Alice got Italian Beefs and I got my usual: a Chicago Style Hot Dog, a Tamale and a Chili. Yum, yum! We finished off our dinner with coffee and Uncle Harry’s Ice Cream. A great arrival night!Portilli's Hot Dogs - Chicago, IL - Dec 2013 c

My plate from Portillo's Hot Dogs.
My plate from Portillo’s.
Uncle Harry's Ice Cream - Addison, IL.  Our favorite ice cream place!
Uncle Harry’s Ice Cream – Addison, IL. Our favorite ice cream place!