Fried Dough with Strawberry Topping and Whipped Cream from Volare at the Taste of Chicago

I ran (so far away).

1. What I ate at the Taste of Chicago today (lunch + dinner)

Toasted Ravioli (Tuscany)
Crawfish Boil with with Potatoes and Illinois Corn (Lagniappe)
Saganaki (Costa’s)
Catfish Nuggets (Dock’s)
Fried Dough with Strawberry Topping and Whipped Cream (Volare)
Puerto Rican Steak Sandwich on Criollo Bread (Sabor Latino) and Pepsi (Beverage Booth)
Frozen S’more (Bobtail Ice Cream Company)
Grilled Chicken and Vegatable Chopped Salad with Lime Dressing (The Grill on the Alley)
BBQ Buffalo Burger (Grazie! Ristorante)


2. I am a Rockstar of Hungarian Folk Dance

I went to a Hungarian folk dance lesson tonight. It was insanely fun but also insanely tiring. Those Hungarians sure know how to party. 🙂


3. Two anecdotes from the Taste of Chicago today

a.) In Paris at Notre Dame I was kind of making fun of the people who were taking their pictures while facing the monument they were in from of (so they had a random background and not the monument). Today I saw someone having their picture taken while facing Buckingham Fountain.

b.) Have you ever played catch with a dog? While doing so did you ever, after throwing the ball a couple of times, pretend to throw it and the dog kind of went after it? Did you know that same thing works using a piece of bread and a flock of seagulls? Did you also know that that’s the most hilarious thing you can ever do?

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Hi, I'm Val. I spent most of my 20s in a standstill, unable to pick which path in life I wanted to take. I wanted the nomadic life of a traveler but also wanted the husband, the condo, and the kitten. Unable to decide which life I wanted more, I did nothing. When I turned 30 I’d had enough of putting my life on hold and decided to start “choosing my figs.” So, I quit my job, bought a one-way ticket to Europe, and traveled for three years. Now I'm back in Chicago, decorating my apartment in all the teal, petting my cats, and planning my next adventure.

  • Christine
    July 6, 2007at4:07 pm

    All of your Taste of Chicago food posts make me hungry.

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