Okay, that's not really true - but the long weekend certainly stretched my stomach's capacity where ingestion is concerned.
Sunday was not an exception to the rule.
My BlogHer pal, Red Kat Blonde, had called up an old colleague who relocated to Chicago to see if we could catch a ride with her and crash until our 10 pm bus rolled out of town, bound for Cincinnati.
Digi was kind enough to spin by the Sheraton, toss our massive, swag filled bags into her uber quiet Prius, and whisk us off to Andersonville. This little, Swedish themed village is just north of Downtown Chicago, accessible by the Red Line, bus and Metra.
We made it to Digi's apartment, dropped off the bags, and decided to take a stroll to the heart of the village - Destination: Anywhere (that served coffee).
Our trio ended up stepping into Ann Sather's.
I was stuffed to the gills after Red Kat and I enjoyed our daily, massive breakfast at the hotel, so I was only hoping for a strong cup of coffee at the yellow and blue painted restaurant (5207 N. Clark St., Andersonville). Digi derailed those plans when she told me about Ann Sather's reputation involving cinnamon rolls.
Apparently Ann Sather made a deal with the devil.
Maybe she sold her soul, maybe she gave away her first born. Whatever the case, Ann must have dished out some hard ball when negotiating with Lucifer, because those rolls were sinful.
Not only was the roll bathed in cinnamon, the confection practically swam in a sea of buttery icing - an icing so sweet I was compelled to practically lap up every drop with a swath of roll. The cinnamon rolls, by the way, were fresh, warm and everything you'd expect from a roll made earlier that morning.
The coffee was strong, hot, and a perfect jolt to my otherwise exhausted system.
Save for a bite of Red Kat's Limpa Rye bread (a salted rye bread that I liked, even though I'm not really a Rye kind of girl), I didn't get to try anything else at Anna Sather.
Like I said, I couldn't find any more room in my stomach - it was a first for the weekend.
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