JP and I enjoyed a night out on the town this past weekend, with a triple date with two really great couple-friends we have. It was really good to have them all to ourselves because we most often hang out in large groups. We started the night off with dinner at Fatpour, which is a newer bar in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. They serve mostly bar food and have tappers installed in some of their booths which is pretty neat.
They had an extensive beer list. I’m talking like 50+ different kinds from all different types, regions, flavors, etc. Craaazy. After pondering which beer to start my night off with, I finally chose SKA Brewing Company’s True Blonde. It came in a super cute can, and was a light (hence, blonde) beer with a crisp taste. It was pretty delish. JP picked out Two Brother’s (based in Warrenville, IL near our suburb) Ebel Weiss which had hints of vanilla and banana (even more delish – like banana bread beer).
SKA True Blonde
We then picked out some nachos for the table and they were super good. Gooey nacho cheese, black beans, jalapenos and crunchy chips. Really, really good. For dinner, I picked out a turkey burger which was donned with chipotle lime, lettuce, tomato, onion and pepper aioli. I thought it was a better decision than their other burgers which we monstrous and topped with TONS of goodness – the turkey burger would be a lighter option, right? Well, it was and it was just a-okay. Nothing spectacular and I should have known better about the pepper aioli (I kinda dislike pepper). Next time I’ll hit the Pineapple Express burger.
Fatpour Turkey Burger with french fries and fresh fruit.
After dinner we went to our friend’s condo for some fun Wii games (awesome night in with buds), and ended up catching the end of the Stanford-Oregon thriller. We played tennis, bowling, etc. on Wii but the highlight of the night? Diving through my friend Shelly’s hoards of quarters that she has collected over the years. First the game was to guess how many quarters she had in a container … we all apparently misjudged the container because she had like $400 in quarters stashed in there! Then, we all dove into the quarters to find all 50 states (and 4 US territories) with the option of winning the collection, if your name was drawn out of a bucket.
Digging through the quarter stash!
We’re nerds and we’re super competitive. It actually was a really fun night and was great to just spend some time “in” with good friends. My friend Mo also hit up the grocery store and grabbed all of the Hostess treats she could find. Apparently, they were all out of Twinkies. With Hostess crashing and declaring bankruptcy, people are going ga-ga for their favorite treats. Luckily, we had a small stockpile to split.
It’s ok, we have a stash of Hostess!