One thing on my must-do (and to-enjoy) list for my Chicago trip was to meet Sarah from The Ordinary Vegetarian. I've been following her for quite sometime (before she went vegan even), and couldn't wait to meet her.
We decided to meet at Karyn's Cooked. I was all on board for going back and trying out another dish. If I could, I'd go back every day just to get a sample of everything! Funny story - we were on the same L and standing beside each other for the ride over but didn't realize it because we were smashed in and both fanning with papers, not facing each other.
We started with the hummus. It was really good. Thick, more how I make it. And served with fresh veggies and pita.
Sarah went with the Southern Comfort (Beans, greens, rice and cornbread) and I opted for the Steak Wrap (Thinly sliced tofu/seitan steak grilled with onions and peppers, topped with romaine lettuce and chipotle).
She was kind enough to let me try some of the greens, which were actually really incredible. More cabbage like than I expected.
We did take the L back together - though sort of got on the wrong one. But that just gave us more time to talk actually, so it worked out just fine. It was so nice really getting to sit and talk with Sarah. She's so sweet, so easy to talk to. The conversation just flowed (and it wasn't all bloggy stuff at all). You'd think bloggers would talk shop, but so far those I've met it's been more about getting to know the real person behind the blog. Really lots of fun. Sarah is definitely someone I'd love to be friends with in real life. I wish we could have visited longer.
Jason had gone to dinner with one of my coworkers, so I was sort of waiting on them to get done eating. The plan was for all of us (my other coworker and his wife as well) to meet up at Stocks and Blondes.
It was really fun just getting to sit back and relax, all of us together. The only time we've done something as a group was the first night when we had dinner at Lou Malnati's.
Daily To-Enjoy List
- Another blogger meet up at lunch
- Run after class
- Vegan dinner