I was in mac and cheese heaven Monday night.
It happened thanks to my running group, which meets at Fat Cat Chicago in Uptown. We ran about 3 miles to Montrose Beach — the park was teeming with barbecuers — and back before indulging in burgers. Well, the other runners did; I indulged in cheese.
Fat Cat offered three options: three-meat; four-cheese and three-mushroom mac and cheese. I went with all cheese paired with an Ace Pear cider. Am I doing this carbo-loading thing right? No? Oh well.
I’m still thinking about it now — creamy and delicious.
I’d also like to try the herbed goat cheese flat bread, the toasted chile black bean dip, vegetable sliders, the bean burger and the mushroom risotto.
And Fat Cat happens to be located near Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, where Al Capone used to hang out.
As I rode the train home after dinner I felt a sense of pride in the city I live in now. There’s just too much to do and eat!