EC’s Summer in the City
It’s June 21st — the longest day of the year, and the official start to summer. Yas!
At EC, we take our business and our pleasure seriously and we *love* our summer nights and weekends. We did a little team roundup of our favorite spaces and places for summertime hanging.
For a bite:
Piccolo Sogno – great food & cocktails and a beautiful outdoor patio that is a real hidden gem. My favorite neighborhood haunts right now are Hearth & Crust and Pisolino.
Green Street Smoked Meats, Parson’s, Cira, Cabra — always delicious, always fun.
*Photo cred: pinterest.com/restaurantguru
Hiking and camping! Everyone should check out Rock Cut, Chain O Lakes and Lowden State Park.
I love a good stay-cation – there is so much to do here in the city! Walking tours and boat tours from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, concerts in Millennium Park, the Art Institute, theater.
*Photo credit: therealchicago.com
The Old Town School of Folk Music – an amazing concert series in a fantastic listening room.
Soldier Field for Rolling Stones, Ravinia, the Rooftop at Cerise.
Walking in Horner Park, gardening in my yard.
Jumping into the lake off of North Avenue, biking trails – like North Branch, or anywhere near the water!
Free summer activities:
The farmer’s market – I particularly love the Wednesday night market in Andersonville.
In general, you’ll catch us:
Soaking up the sun, throwing a picnic, and making our friends test drive cocktail recipes at our patio BBQ.