Picnics are undoubtedly my favorite part of the summer. Friends, food, wine, and great weather? What more could you want?
So last week, Maya, Lauren, Kit, Erin, Blair and I got together to do our favorite things: eat great food (my friends are all talented cooks) drink some rosé and catch up–since the summer has been full speed ahead for just about all of us, it was great to finally have a couple hours to chat. So we headed to a grassy knoll by North Avenue Beach for a week night sunset picnic!
Of course, we all made way too much food, but that's kind of a great problem to have, right? We paired up with Jewel-Osco for the food portion of our picnic, and to say I was astonished when I walked into the West Loop location to go grocery shopping was an understatement.
It felt like a high-end store, but without the prices of Whole Foods. I was really impressed with the produce section (tons of fresh, pre-packaged fruits and veggies, trays, salads, and more–ideal for picnics!), fresh cheeses made in-house, a great selection of just-baked bread–I'm not exaggerating when I say it was easy to go crazy in there.
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