I had been craving sushi for a couple weeks so I headed up North for some shopping and decided to stop off for some. Starved and frustrated because parking is always bad up North in Chicago, mix that with the ever going construction and bad drivers and BOOM pure irritation. I’d driven past a good handful of sushi spots before I was able to find a decent parking space only to get out, walk to the door and see that they didn’t open until 5pm…it was only 2:30pm. So my mini excursion continued. I doubled back southbound on Clark street hit a couple illegal U-turns and stumbled across this place Sushi Mon. I walked by a ramen spot and an interesting rolled ice cream spot before heading in. I knew I wouldn’t do the ramen because I’ve tried to like it but can’t seem to get with the program. Rolled ice cream however is a good treat. Ice cream is already my favorite and I get the pleasure of watching a little performance while it’s being made? Can’t beat that. Any who, I head into Sushi Mon who lucky for me opens at 11am on Saturdays. The place was completely empty so I got a cozy window seat and browsed the menu. As much as I love sushi I absolutely cannot indulge in raw fish, so I always opt for something cooked. My belly wanted something filling and my eyes agreed but I know I never finish my food so after teasing myself in the Specialty section of the menu I went back to the basics section and chose a California roll (can’t go wrong) for $8.95. They didn’t have much of a beverage section, just Coke, Sprite + Diet Coke. I didn’t want sushi and water so sushi and coke it was. One word DELICIOUS. Very satisfying especially because I’d been craving it. I scarfed it all down and headed back out.
I knew I was going to get dessert and Aha Crepe was next up. As much of a foodie I am, I’ve never had crepes before so this was gonna be a treat for me. I was stuck between their Strawberry Banana and Chocolate Strawberry. Here’s the thing, I don’t love Strawberry ice cream, but I wanted the bananas. I chose the chocolate strawberry because I wanted the chocolate more than I did the bananas.
They’d made the Strawberry Banana one….I didn’t order that one so they had to make another of the correct order. They let me keep the wrong one which of course I couldn’t eat. I had no room so I snapped a few pics of it and enjoyed the one I really wanted. A lady & her daughter came in shortly after I’d offered it to her as I didn’t want to just toss it but I was so distracted with snapping pics I hadn’t noticed that she’d already ordered and paid for their treats so I kindly gave it back to the associate and went about my day.
Mine had Matcha ice cream which was a first for me. It was pretty good but the real treat was all wrapped in the bottom of the crepe, peaches, strawberries, Nutella, chocolate covered pistachios and chocolate drizzle. SO GOOD! Needless to say I’ll definitely be back this Summer and taking my daughter and whomever else with me!!!
Let’s chat a bit about this cute little number I threw on for the day. I’ve been here for pops of color lately. Denim on Denim is already a win, throw in a few hints of the rainbow and……..
But Chicago’s weather has been extremely bipolar and although we’re almost to the middle of June we’ve been getting rain and 60 degree weather off and on. So because my hot pink Vans are cloth and it was raining cats + dogs as I was leaving for work I had to wear socks…the chunkier the better. These were a bit thin but you couldn’t tell once they’re scrunched down. Navy blue and from my fav store Urban Outfitters Surplus for $1. The denim shirt is literally a boyfriend shirt, jeans are a Target sale I purchased a few months back. The hat is my fav right now Felt Cowboy Hat highlighted in one of my recent posts. The buttons on my shirt are by Takashi Murakami from his exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art last Summer which I thoroughly enjoyed! I purchased the metal pin and the cloth button, both his signature flowers. The third button on my shirt is a boombox pin I bought from a record store in Hyde Park. Music is my life and we’ll get to that one day in a future post.
Sidebar: by the time I’d gotten off work & made it up North it was hotter than a bumble bees balls & I was strongly regretting not wearing a more transitional look that day.