A Squared: Weekend Recap: Midsommarfest and More

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekend Recap: Midsommarfest and More

Well, this Monday arrived quickly! I guess that's a sign of a good weekend. We finally had some weather that felt almost summery here in Chicago-- perfect for al fresco lunches and street festivals, some of my favorite summertime activities. Here are a few snapshots from the weekend-- remember you can always follow me on Instagram (aasquaredblog) for more realtime photo updates.

A leisurely riverside lunch date at Bridge House Tavern with my charming husband.

Festival season is upon us! There were many festivals happening this weekend including Ribfest and the Old Town Art Festival, but we decided to try one that was new to us. We headed up to Andersonville to meet up with friends at Midsommarfest. Midsommarfest is a huge festival that is part gay pride event, part Swedish heritage celebration, part neighborhood block party. Amazing.

Remember that hot mulled wine (a.k.a. Glogg) that I have told you about before? We always drink it out of a little boot-shaped mug at the Christkindlmarket in the winter. Well, Midsommarfest's signature drink (as a nod to Sweden, of course) is a Glogg Slushie (above). Genius idea, folks.

Midsommarfest has 5 stages so there are at least 2 or 3 performances happening at all times. We managed to catch 7th Heaven and the infamous Spazmatics while we were there on Saturday. So much fun!

And we checked out a few of the local vendor tents including one intended for kids that the boys were pretty enamored with... boys love slime.

The food tents smelled SO good (I love some festival food), but I held out since Tony had made us reservations at Big Jones for that night. It's a southern comfort restaurant in Andersonville that I have always wanted to try. I'll prepare more of an update in a future restaurant post, but here are two spoilers: 1. The corn muffins pictured about and 2. Yum.

And here's a good note to end on: My thumb is green-- for now, at least. Check out my seedlings! They are actually growing.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

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