Shelley | Explorer | Eater

I go on dates with Chicago. Mostly to eat. Often found dying of cuteness. πŸ“§: #chicagoismyboyfriend @thechicagoburbs

Eating and drinking my way through the @GooseIsland 312 Block Party tonight! Starting with their new release, PilzΓ© (beer version of rosΓ©), and angry fries from @happylobstertruck. PS: the block party goes tonight and tomorrow and you MUST come. Lots of great live music (I'm most excited about @tvontheradio ) and $3 beers. This is my happy place. πŸ˜‹ | #GooseIslandPartner #GooseIsland #chicagoismyboyfriend
I want to go to there 😍 | πŸ“Έ: @sassyconfetti | #chicagoismyboyfriend
This week brought to you by coffee from @spokencafe. Oh, and they make and jar their own jams and pickles, which makes me v happy. πŸ˜‹ | #chicagoismyboyfriend
Exploring this city's shops is one of my favorite ways to unwind, especially when they're as gorgeous as @dialmformodern. πŸ˜πŸ’Έ | #chicagoismyboyfriend #buychicago #shopsmall
Did you eat on a patio today, Y or N? | #thispatioisquaintaf #chicagoismyboyfriend #summertimechi
Giveaway is closed. Winner announced in Instastory. Thanks to all who entered! 😍 To celebrate @Princi opening their second US location in Chicago I'm giving away a $50 gift card to one of you so you can try all the croissants, coffee, & pizza you can handle. Princi officially opens to the public on 9/18. πŸ₯ Thanks to @TastingTable for the opportunity to preview Princi and its delicious food. A welcome addition to West Loop! β˜• {Sponsored} #ThisIsPrinci #chicagoismyboyfriend {Giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram}
Not to be confused with fried chicken. | @roostchicago | #chicagoismyboyfriend
PATIO SEASON IS NOT OVER. That is all I have to say about that. It continues, for me anyway, at @mjshchicago with this cute and cozy spot tucked away from Michigan Ave around the corner from the restaurant entrance. I definitely did not feel like I was in the busiest part of town, which qualifies it for #thispatioisquaintaf ! Swipe to see everything @cheekyeats and I tried (omfg that blue cheese fondue garlic bread I die). πŸ˜› Have you been? What's your favorite thing? | #chicagoismyboyfriend
Cutest little β˜• walkup window I ever did see. 😍 | #chicagoismyboyfriend #coffeeshops #coffeebar #coffeeshopvibes #coffeeeee #coffeeshopcorners
If you haven't been to @chiculturcenter to see the Keith Haring mural, you've got a little over two weeks left! Thirty-six panels from the original 1989 installation in Grant Park are on display. About 500 CPS students helped paint in Haring's classic black outlines. One of my favorite things about the mural is getting to see the various messages and drawings students added while painting. The panels will go to various schools for display once the exhibit ends so this really is your last chance to see it (mostly) in one place! It's much bigger than the pic and there's lots of other items on view to learn about Keith Haring's life and art. Ends 9/23! (Admission is always free and they're open until 7 during the week.) | #chicagoismyboyfriend #keithharing #chicagoculturalcenter #chicagoart #urbanart #streetart #contemporaryart #haring
Oh Chicago, I could just eat you up. Oh wait, I actually do. 😜 | #chicagoismyboyfriend #strideby #storefrontcollective #sharingaworldofshops #bitsofbuildings #iwalkedthisstreet
@TheFrontRoomChicago is the most beautiful bar I've been to in a while and also exactly where I'd wanna spend a rainy day. | #chicagoismyboyfriend
Vacation bucket list, Galena edition: 1. Find the best ice cream: @chocolateshoppeicecream at @greatamericanpopcorn 2. Find the best coffee: @devourcafegalena 3. Find the best brunch: @ottosplace 4. Find the best bookshop: @peaceofthepast Oh and take pics of cute houses and storefronts because: They. Are. Everywhere. I've had an amazing Labor Day Weekend with my gal pals full of memories in the making and I'm so happy we've made going to Galena a tradition! ❀️ Galena is about a 3 hour drive from Chicago, which makes it a perfect weekend getaway! #chicagoismyboyfriend #cheatingonchicagowithgalena #GetToGalena #VisitGalena #travelgram #mytinyatlas
Kicked off this week with the @GooseIsland Paper Umbrella Chicago-only release at @cabanaclubchicago. It was insanely windy and hot Monday but this tropical IPA is as refreshing as a dip in the pool. Summer's not ending as long as I've got this beer in my hand. πŸ»β˜€οΈ | #gooseislandpartner #gooseisland #chicagoismyboyfriend
Dear @EskellChicago , pls don't be alarmed when you open the store one morning and find me curled up on this couch. I just really really want to live in your new store. 😍😍😍 | #chicagoismyboyfriend #buychicago #shopchicago #wickerpark #summertimechi #shopsmall #smallbusiness
@CaPheDaChi , you had me at cocktails - you kept me at coffee. | πŸ“Έ 2: CΓ  phΓͺ sua chua (coffee, ice, housemade yogurt) and soooooo freaking delicious. 😍 | #chicagoismyboyfriend
Sometimes you find yourself at the book shop for so long you've forgotten what day it is or if time is still moving. πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š @ravenswoodusedbooks | #chicagoismyboyfriend #bookstagram #bookshelf #bookshops #booksandbeans #bookishfeatures #usedbooks
Pretty pink storefront, pretty cool ice cream. | 🍦: peanut butter chocolate potato chip | @prettycoolicecream #chicagoismyboyfriend #ihavethisthingwithpink #storefrontcollective #acolorstory #summertimechi
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