It has been the craziest week in the absolute best way. You know, the kind of week where you don’t have time to wash your hair when you probably should, you wake up with a sore throat you’re so low on sleep, and as hectic as it is, you love every single moment of it. I’m just so darn blessed. But I am kind of excited to get back on schedule, back into the swing of things because I have gotten SO off track. I’ve got a long list of things to check off my list! And I’ve got a bunch of fun things I’ve been loving to share with you today including the softest pajamas I have EVER put on my body!Read More
Amidst the hustle and bustle of busy downtown Chicago Saturday night, Luke's Lobster mimics the feel of the New England countryside. Fresh flowers occupy the mason jars sitting at the center of each table, nostalgic photographs of fisherman, alongside buoys, line the walls. The rustic atmosphere makes you almost forget, for a moment, that you're in the heart of a busy city as opposed to a modest Maine fishery. Ordering your meal up at the counter, decorated with chalk board signs, one can almost taste the salt of ocean.
On our first visit, Mark and I wanted to try it all. Everything from the classic Lobster Roll to the unique Wild Blue Salad made my mouth water. The menu is simple, quite small in size, but offers a variety of delicious options. Beyond the lobster, shrimp and crab are also served on their heavenly warm buttered rolls. They dish up both clam and lobster-corn chowders, along with side options such as Cape Cod chips, side salads and poppy-seed slaw. For just $5 one can also add a half lobster tail to any meal. Luke's does a great job of catering to dietary needs! Many menus items are deemed "gluten friendly" and they also label their vegetarian and dairy free menu items. For an extra $2 any roll can be made gluten free and the wild blue salad is available without lobster for their vegetarian option. Price wise, a trip to Luke's will cost more than your typical dinner of Chick-fil-a or Panera, but the food is well worth it!
After gazing at the chalkboard menu for a solid 20 minutes, we finally decided on Luke's Trio, which features three half rolls topped with shrimp, crab and lobster. We also ordered up a large cup of the Clam Chowder. Although the portion size of the rolls was a little smaller than I expected, they were incredible in taste, and paired with the chowder, filled us both up. Each of the rolls was stuffed full and each bite of the clam chowder had at least one clam, they definitely don't skimp on their meat! The rolls themselves melt in your mouth and the lobster, crab and shrimp all tasted incredibly fresh, bursting with flavor. The classic lobster roll was rich in taste, but the crab and shrimp also stole my heart! Both Mark and I questioned ordering the shrimp, but were surprised with it's flavor.
Overall our first experience at Luke's Lobster was a great one! The atmosphere allowed for a nice break from the busy city life, the staff was helpful and kind, and the food was fantastic. Although I wouldn't consider this an everyday dinner option for penny-savers like me, Mark and I will without a doubt be back for more on a date night soon! I recommend checking out one of their many locations throughout the US! Here's a link: Lukes Lobster (Chicago)
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Hello Lovelies! I'm finally sitting down to finish up this post after the longest day spent at work. It seems like the sunniest days are the days I'm stuck at work all day long. But the money in my pocket and coming home to my cozy bed and a hot cup of tea make it worth it! Speaking of tea, let's get talking about the today's post.
I am a lover of teas. That is how I will define myself. I really like coffee too, hot or cold, but tea always has special place in my heart. There are so many types and so many ways to drink it. Plus the stigma around tea is to relax and be calm, while coffee is to get stuff done and hurry the heck up! I prefer the first option. Anywayyy, here are three of my all time favorite teas as of lately!
Tazo Chai Tea
Chai tea is and has been and will forever be my obsession. My mom has always drank chai tea from the time I was a little girl, and at age seven nothing excited me more than being like my momma, so of course I started to love it to. I have so many favorite chai teas but as far as 'tea bag' teas goes, this is my fav. One thing I'm picky about with chai teas is I prefer the milkier and more cinnamony (is that how I spell that?) versions. This one hits right in the middle, although it's not super milky it has the perfect amount of cinnamon and tastes delicious steaming hot off the pot!
Yogi Cinnamon Vanilla Healthy Skin Tea
I love Yogi teas! I have a few different kinds and I seriously love so much how they each have a specific health benefit. This one contains ingredients to better your skin, I also have a ginger tea that helps digestion. I was really intrigued by this specific one both because of it’s claim to help my skin and it’s flavor. I love cinnamon drinks (maybe because of my obsession with chai?) and this tea is such a nice cinnamon mix. I love drinking it on a chilly winter day!
Tazo Passion Tea
Okay I gotta be honest, I saved the best for last! I have mentioned over and over that I am obsessed with the passion tea from Starbucks, it's my go to drink any day, any time of the year. I am a serious passion tea addict. So I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I found out this delicious hibiscous based tea could be bought in stores. You can purchase both hot and iced bagged versions and I love both. I was a little weary of the hot one at first but I actually love it's fruity taste warm, although I still prefer it iced!
What are your favorite teas? I'd love some recommendations!