I decided on the Joliet Jake, which is their Chicago style dog, minus raw onions. I also got onion rings on the side. See the distinction? I like cooked onions, but not raw ;)
My friend Sarah and I shared a chocolate shake, which might have been my favorite thing, but everything was really good :)
After dinner we headed back to Brad and Kelly's house, as per usual. Drinks were consumed, and we dove into desserts that Kelly and I made.
Kelly made a fruit tart that was definitely fitting for 4th of July, and I made my peach/cherry crisp (sans blueberries because I was out).
I had a little of each.
I'm not sure anyone else really cared about seeing fireworks as much as I did, but I rounded up the group and forced them to come with me to uptown to check out the display.
We had a decent vantage point from a parking garage roof and just as nice? It wasn't that difficult to get in and out of with the crowds. Bonus :)
Another 4th come and gone. I don't think my neighborhood got the memo though, since every night this week they've been setting off fireworks, freaking poor Clyde out :( I'm constantly rescuing him from a closet or the pantry where he's hiding from the noise.
Anyway, I for one, had a good time on the 4th, and hope you all did too!