Every August, we make an annual trek to Chicago for Northalsted Market Days.  Market Days is one of Chicago’s many street festivals, this one taking place on Halsted Street in Boystown.  This year, after the partying ended on Sunday night/Monday morning, we headed over to our friend Mikey’s house around the corner from our AirBnB to spend a few extra days in the city relaxing and hanging out with Mike.  Shameless plug: Mike is awesome and you should go read his book and my post about it here.  Once we got our stuff situated in our bedroom and realized that our hangovers were coming in hot, we decided to head to lunch around the corner.  There are plenty of independent restaurants and shops in the area but we STUMBLD into Lady Gregory’s and we needed food and drinks so we were in.

The name doesn’t offer up much as to what’s in store but we weren’t disappointed.  Andrew went for the grilled cheese with bacon while I went for the mac and cheese with bacon. The grilled cheese was nice and crunchy on the outside and super gooey on the inside with four different cheeses and even more cheese crusted on the bread.  The mac and cheese was blended cavatappi pasta with Irish cheddar, bacon, tomato and caramelized onion.

With an Irish pub vibe of dark shelves and a large bar area, Lady Gregory’s is incredibly inviting and comfortable.  The food is top notch and the drinks are served in adorable old style glassware. If you’re in Andersonville, be sure to check it out for brunch, lunch, or dinner…promise we wouldn’t steer you wrong!

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William Campbell
I am consummate workaholic in need of a hobby (hence this site). I am recently married to an amazing man named Andrew who you will see pop up throughout the site and we live in a beautiful townhome that we purchased a couple of years ago in the Baldwin Park area of Orlando, right near downtown which is where we spend most of our time. I have an awesome family and many equally awesome friends who you will also see pop up periodically. I attended UCF where I studied Advertising and Public Relations. On the daily, I am a Territory Director for a Tallahassee and Atlanta based digital media solutions company that specializes in graduation and endurance sports photography. If you have graduated from high school or college in the U.S. or run a major marathon throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico and the U.S., chances are we’ve taken your photos. My job allows me the luxury, and sometimes burden, of traveling all over. The downfall to that is “all over” sometimes includes random places in the square states in the middle of the U.S. When I am not on the road for work, I work from home and need noise in the background so I also watch A LOT of TV. There isn’t much on Bravo that doesn’t cross my screen so I am here to admit that I am, in fact, a Real Housewives fanatic…there isn’t a city I don’t watch (except the brief Athens one and Bangkok because they’re not subtitled in English but if they were, watch out). I love pop culture, reality television and all the mainstream shows as well.

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