Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore (Skokie)
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... ingredients we would be using were measured out and from what we saw, we would be doing something with olives, a dish with pork strips, another with shrimp (prawns for those less accustomed to the American language) and yet another with potatoes. Soon enough we were chopping away, stirring in ingredients and being shown basic knife techniques. We gathered with our classmates around the large bench at the front ...
... behind us).
We were staying with our chefs from camp - Kate and Alex and their family. We were the 7th and 8th people who had stayed with them in their house in Chicago - this is mainly due to the great food. The next day we went to explore Chicago with our friend Hannah (the lifeguard at camp). We all went to the Willis Tower to view the city from the sky deck and then went our seperate ways for the afternoon.
... around The Loop and window shopped as the trains went by overhead.
Eventually, I got hungry... so I asked a local to recommend a restaurant in the area to visit. She suggested I check out The Berghoff Restaurant. It was sort of an old-fashioned Chicago style place, that brewed their own beers and served lots of classic German dishes. I totally treated myself to their special, which included a sampling of schnitzel, beef, sausage, mashed ...
... bonus! We had our first hot dog at a baseball game, which was actually yummo! We managed to catch a Cubs game later in the week against the Pirates, with some very hot weather. On the agenda for the next day (Thursday) was the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. Mike was in absolute heaven. Dinosaurs, and ancient worlds, bugs and reptiles. There was so much stuff to see that we didn't even get to see every ...
... the Cloud Gate, affectionately known as The Bean.
Even outside the sculpture parks and the major loop you're surrounded by sharp graffiti, clever signs and plenty of uber cool people. Staying out in the gorgeous Wicker Park we were surrounded with hipsters, in a stunning hostel surrounded by shops full of beautiful things to buy and bars with lots of beautiful people drinking in ...