DeBlogs > Sydney Snell
On Monday evening, I saw a band called Years & Years. I have been obsessed with them for about four years now, and I finally got the chance to see them live! Wednesday night, I went to see Abhi the Nomad who I just recently began to like. His show was very small, but he continuously had high energy throughout his entire performance. On Friday night, I saw Kim Petras and Troye Sivan. My roommate and I won tickets to this show through Radio DePaul and had the best night ever! We are both such big Kim and Troye fans and are so grateful for the opportunity to see them for free with such great seats. Each concert I went to was at a different venue, which I also found to be pretty exciting. The Kim Petras and Troye Sivan concert was at the Chicago Theatre, which I had never been to before. The venue was so beautiful, and Troye made everyone have a great time by singing and dancing their hearts out whether they were in the nosebleeds or in the front row.
Friday evening was also my semi-formal, which was at the Laughing Buddha. This venue just recently opened off the Chicago brown line stop and was perfect for our group. While I had to leave my semi-formal early in order to get to the Troye Sivan concert, I still had a blast.
I hope you all had as fun of a week as I did! :)
In Chicago, there are many restaurants to choose from for brunch. There are places that are known for their cinnamon rolls, their French toast, fried eggs, and more. When I first became vegetarian, I thought I would dread going out to brunch. I had grown up eating sausage or extra crispy bacon whenever my family decided we were going to have a big breakfast together or when I went out to breakfast with friends. To my surprise, Chicago has many restaurants with vegetarian and even vegan options. Some of my favorite go-to places for brunch near the Lincoln Park campus area include Ann Sathers, Pick Me Up, and Cornerstone Cafe. Cornerstone is my personal favorite. Whenever I go there, I always build my own veggie skillet. The skillet is placed on top of hash browns (I order mine extra crispy of course) with a side of pancakes. The build your own skillet allows you to choose either toast, French toast, or pancakes as your side. It is about a ten-minute walk from campus and rarely has a long wait.
One thing I love about living in Chicago is that you never run out of new places to try. What are some of your favorite places to go to brunch in Chicago? If you see me around campus, feel free to let me know.