Best Eats (and Drinks) of 2012…and 2013, if you Squint.

I will first and foremost, apologize for my long hiatus. I have so much going on with my last semester of college and going on vacation for the holidays. I’ve been both overwhelmed and very busy. However, I have not forgotten about my blog or you guys…and what I have wanted to do with it. Now that I’m a graduate, I actually have TIME (imagine that) to blog like I used to. I changed things up a tad bit, to which you’ll be seeing in the upcoming week or so. I hope you’ll bear with me. In the mean time, I wanted to post this blog for awhile but didn’t have the time or internet to do so. I’ve had the chance to have some really tasty tidbits over the past few months that i want to share with you all. Though, I will say, I’m currently vegetarian for the next few months or so. So basically everything else I’ll be posting about (foods and recipes) will all be vegetarian. So these are my last moments as a Carnivore…to which I bear no ill will, thank you very much. With that sad, on to the real reason you’re reading this. All the awesome shit I ate (and drank…and drank..):

 

Water Front Breeze: Organic Vodka, Watermelon Schnapps, Local Cranberry Juice and Lemonade. It was awesome, and only about 5 bucks.(Wooden Monkey…and my boyfriends lovely elbow)

Layers of organic blue corn chips, jalapenos tomatoes, olives, peppers, onions, mozzarella & white cheddar served with organic blue corn chips, sour cream and house made salsa (Also Gluten Free for those with Gluten Intolerance). But doesn’t lack flavor, I’ll tell you that.(Wooden Monkey)

My Mothers Homemade Butter Rolls. It's a family recipe, to which I will not be sharing. So deal :) But it's delicious, know this.

My Mothers Homemade Butter Rolls. It’s a family recipe, to which I will not be sharing. So deal 🙂 But it’s delicious, know this.

Lamb BurgerGrilled 5oz. patty from Northumberlamb with garlic, oats & rosemary, topped with with minted goat cheese, lettuce tomato and mayo

Lamb Burger
Grilled 5oz. patty from Northumber lamb with garlic, oats & rosemary, topped with with minted goat cheese, lettuce tomato and mayo. (Wooden Monkey)

Oh Jesus. I had never had ginger beer (which is a soft drink, not a beer.) ever. I was in love after my first sip.

Oh Jesus. I had never had ginger beer (which is a soft drink, not a beer.) ever. I was in love after my first sip. (Wooden Monkey)

I don't think words can accurately describe how absolutely delicious these fresh muscles were. I guess there will be a benefit to living near the coast...By the way: these are the Garlic and White Wine Muscles. (Wooden Monkey)

I don’t think words can accurately describe how absolutely delicious these fresh mussels were. I guess there will be a benefit to living near the coast…By the way: these are the Garlic and White Wine Mussels. (Wooden Monkey)

My 24th Birthday 'Kit": The Before Shot. There isn't an after. To be clear.

My 24th Birthday ‘Kit”: The Before Shot. There isn’t an after. Draw your own conclusions.

I've eaten at Jimmy Johns Many times before (I am a college student and it's perfect when coupled with alcohol...). But I had NEVER had the JJ Gargantuan.  genoa salami, sliced smoked ham, capicola, roast beef, turkey & provolone, jammed into one of our homemade French buns then smothered with onions, mayo, lettuce, tomato, & our homemade Italian dressing,..and I added bacon and hot peppers. Yes, continue to salivate.

I’ve eaten at Jimmy Johns Many times before (I am a college student and it’s perfect when coupled with alcohol…). But I had NEVER had the JJ Gargantuan. genoa salami, sliced smoked ham, capicola, roast beef, turkey & provolone, onions, mayo, lettuce, tomato, & homemade Italian dressing,..and I added bacon and hot peppers. Yes, continue to salivate.

I spent the day at Starbucks with my friend Austin who was visiting from Cali. Gotta love that Starbucks budget <3 Always worth it.

I spent the day at Starbucks with my friend Austin who was visiting from Cali. Gotta love that Starbucks budget (P.S. If you have not had their breakfast sandwich, please do something about that.)

Austin could NOT leave Chicago without having Giordanos Deep Dish Pizza. And Neither Should You, if you ever to visit.

Austin could NOT leave Chicago without having Giordanos Deep Dish Pizza. And Neither Should You, if you ever to visit.

If you haven't had Garrets Popcorn. I don't know what you're doing with your life. If you're not from Chicago, I am terribly sorry :P I got the Jumbo Chicago Mix, 17 bucks. I devoured it with a burning passion.

If you haven’t had Garrets Popcorn. I don’t know what you’re doing with your life. If you’re not from Chicago, I am terribly sorry 😛 I got the Jumbo Chicago Mix, 17 bucks. I devoured it with a burning passion.

He holds onto his with such love and affection. I think most of it was gone in a few days. Desire, thy name is Garrets.

He holds onto his with such love and affection. I think most of it was gone in a few days. Desire, thy name is Garrets.

I will be updating you guys on life things briefly, but in more detail in my next post or two. I graduated (yay!), whatever lol I got to spend two weeks or so in Nova Scotia, Canada with my lovely boyfriend (the Wooden Monkey is a restaurant there, so those photos are from the trip…I’ll post all of them later). The rest of the photos are when a dear friend came to visit me in Chicago from California and all the sight seeing and touristy shit we did (as embarrased as I am to say I had to do…). I’m currently living on my own now in a 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment and I’m about 2 months (give or take) from moving officially. I’ll have more details and photos up in the next blog post or two. I’m trying to keep them organized 😛 Oh and I hope you like smoothies because…you’ll be seeing them…in great detail, for the next LONG while. In that regard, I’ll catch you guys later~ Like A Boss ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About therocknwriter

Yours truly. A somewhat cranky, highly sarcastic, but usually mild mannered poet with a love for Coheed and Cambria, body modification, smoothies, video games, a good book, and vegetarian delights. I love being an Oreo, and I hope you'll love me for it too

Posted on February 22, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You should be ashamed of yourself. Posting all this food porn! OMG. You made me so hungry. I have a $25 off coupon on a meal for two of $35 or more for Giordanos. We outta go.

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