There are few things I like to check off my list whenever I visit Chicago. Those are: eat at Frontera Grill (Rick Bayless’s restaurant) and Tank Noodle (best pho) and shop at Akira (a local clothing boutique). So one day we head downtown to check off #1 and #3…#2 was closed on Wednesdays, doh!
We’ve been to Frontera Grill a number of times and it’s always a favorite. We took the Metra train downtown, which is about an hour and 15 min ride to Union Station. Frontera Grill always has a long wait at lunch but we found two open chairs at the bar pretty quickly and avoided the 45 min wait. We went at the end of the lunch rush, so that helped. Always delicious! We got the ceviche to start and I had the mole trio and Mike got the carne asada tacos. We were stuffed afterwards but still went next door to Xoco (Rick Bayless’s more casual restaurant) to get their famous churros.
We walked around downtown after that and it was a beautiful summer day (before it started raining). Chicago is beautiful in the summers with the river running through downtown.