That’s so Barcelona!

Barcelona

For the first time in a month and a half, I had a change of scenery! November is my travel month, so this is just the first of a few trips that I have planned (no spoilers!) I had never been to Barcelona before, and I only had about a day and a half so this was a fast paced adventure. Seriously, I netted about 75,000 steps while I was there and my calves are still quite sore. Anyways, the first thing that was amazing was the weather. It was seventy degrees the entirety of my stay and I got to wear shorts for the first time since leaving home. Score!

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the best banana bread!

Chicken & Waffles at Sunday

Let’s start this blog post at Sunday, a cafΓ© in the quiet neighborhood of Barnsbury. While the neighborhood itself is not particularly known for its good eats, everyone knows about Sunday. Seriously, on a weekday afternoon, every seat was occupied. The menu is full of brunch classics, so I got the chicken and waffles, topped with a carrot and corn slaw. The chicken was some of the best I’ve ever had, crispy on the outside and tender inside. I also got an iced tea, which was a mix of earl grey, berry rooibos, and lemonade. It was a cool and refreshing farewell to summer.

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the quest for a cronut!

image of a cronut

When the cronut (croissant/donut hybrid) craze hit its peak a few years ago, I shrugged my shoulders. Sure, I’ll wait in the Doughnut Vault line for an hour for a chestnut glazed, but I just did not get the appeal. Part of the reason why was that we don’t have a Dominique Ansel Bakery in Chicago so, if I was going to try one, it would have to be some knockoff instead of the original creation. However, there is one in London, so I caved and journeyed to find out why this little dessert has such a cult following.

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