OK, so #60 is Vacation with Friends in Another State. Well, that was among the first things to check off, but most of the same group got together again in Chicago for our annual Winter Weekend, and it was a great time. That shot above is from our big dinner at Quartino — a very scrummy Italian small plates restaurant. Great food, and perfect with a big group. And we celebrated Eric’s 50th and David’s 49th birthdays to boot.
But the weekend was filled with good food — pizza at Gino’s East, cupcakes at Sprinkles, even the Anaheim Scramble breakfast at Corner Bakery. Throw in trips to the Art Institute, the Magnificent Mile and drinks at the 95th floor of the Hancock Building. Even though the wind chills were at times less than balmy, hanging with all of these guys made the chilly Windy City quite warm after all.