In a rather exciting turn of events, Andrew and I had a day off...together! We've been working long hours the past month and a little weekend break was exactly what we needed. We "slept in" till 7 (hah) and then did a few house things before heading out to what was the cutest little apple fest I ever did see. I channeled my best autumn self and whipped out my pretty burgundy sweater that I am excited to wear all season long, and we drove up to Lincoln Square for a fun sponto-ish (I say "-ish"...we googled "Chicago festivals this Saturday" last night) adventure. Lincoln Square is so different from River West! It is much quieter and we saw so many cute babies and young parents and dogs wearing adorable costumes for the apple fest pup costume contest. Every time we go on these little trips I love the city more and more, discovering the quirks of each neighborhood and soaking up all the new sights, taking note of which restaurants to remember for later and strolling through the pretty parks and sidewalks.
The apple fest was so fun! We did indeed eat many apple things, including:
- An apple chicken sausage with onions and grainy mustard
- Hot apple cider from a cute little spice shop
- Apple slices from the farmers market stand
- Hot and fresh apple cinnamon mini donuts from Dinky Donuts!
And just because we were in the area, we continued our apple venture out to Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits and split a fresh biscuit with jam and butter and a slice of apple cider pie. Holy moly. I wasn't convinced when I ordered it since it was a custard pie (and normally those aren't my fav) but it was all sorts of pleasant surprises. The cider jelly on top, the cinnamon graham crust, and the creaminess of the filling made the perfect slice of pie for the season. It's so wonderful to be doing fall things! I was afraid we wouldn't get a chance to do anything this year given our schedules, so my heart is extra grateful right now for this beautiful day.
Happy end of September, friends! May your days be filled with pumpkins and warm mugs and lots of sweaters.