August 15, 2015

We’re on vacation in Chicago – the first place we lived as a couple many moons ago. It’s always fun to go back, but I’m not going to lie: going back to a city so known for its food is disappointing and frustrating for someone with awful food allergies. We ventured out into the sweltering muggy afternoon, underneath the deafening hum of air show jets overhead, in search of a lunch spot that wouldn’t leave me sick. Block after block, nothing. Then we found it: Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, a hip little joint that happily happens to be just steps from our hotel, in the opposite direction from where we’d previously searched. I ordered the turkey burger, subbing the bun and tortilla strip topping with fresh avocado and raw onion). It was delicious and filling…and I had no noticeable reaction. Hooray!

Hit up Walgreen’s from there to grab some huge bottles of Fuji water to take back to the room, along with some fresh fruit served in the little market section (not organic, but beggars can’t be choosers) and a few mini organic dark chocolate bars in case we get hungry later.

It’s now 10 p.m. and I’m feeling pretty good…even after eating that chocolate. Vacation Day One: SUCCESS!